A White Rabbit test

Update3: Here's what happens if you disconnect the master from the switch. The slave clock runs off on its own, with about 5ppm drift compared to the reference clock. Once the fiber is connected again it takes a few seconds to re-sync and lock on to the master clock.

wr_master_kuitu_irti

Update2: two different measurements, on the left with a short 2m fiber, and on the right with a few hundred meters of fiber to a WR-Switch, and a few hundred meters back.

wr_gm_test_csc_2013apr19

Update: an improved measurement now shows some promise:

wr_gm_test_2013apr19

Testing White Rabbit at work. These are fancy network-cards connected by optical fiber which allow synchronization between the cards at better than 1 nanosecond level. My first results are a bit strange:

wr_grandmaster_short_fiber_slave-pps_stats

This is in "grandmaster" mode where we input a 1 PPS and a 10 MHz signal to one of the cards:

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A second result in "free-running" master mode:

WR_freemaster_pps_stats

 

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