SyncBox/N2X: Converts NTP or IEEE-1588 to IRIG, 10MHz, PPS, DCF77 and serial time telegrams 

SyncBox/N2X: Converts NTP or IEEE-1588 to IRIG, 10MHz, PPS, DCF77 and serial time telegrams 

The SyncBox/N2X operates as an IEEE-1588 multicast slave clock or NTP client in a PTP / NTP network and with its interfaces this converter can synchronize many different systems. Our IEEE-1588 Grandmaster or LANTIME NTP Server, such the LANTIME M600, can be used as a reliable time source.


Product Description

The Meinberg SyncBox N2X is synchronized by a PTP Grandmaster or by a NTP Server and can be used as a time source for equipment that requires IRIG AM, Freq.Synth/sine, PPO (PPS, PPM, PPH, IRIG DCLS, Cyclic Pulses, Single Shot, Timer, DCF77 Mark, Time Sync, Freq. Synth./TTL, Time Slots) or serial time string for synchronization.

Optionally, the following output configurations are available:

  • 3 x PPO via BNC Out 1 – Out 3
  • 2 x PPO via BNC Out 1 / Out 2 and TC AM Out 3
  • PPO Out 1, Freq. Synth/sine Out 2, TC AM Out 3
  • Instead of three BNC connectors, the SyncBox N2X can also be equipped with three photomos outputs: 3 x PPOs with 2-pin sockets (DFK2),
  • or with 3 x ST – fiber optical female connectors

The configuration and monitoring of the system can be done with our Meinberg Device Manager Software (mbgdevman). The current setup file can be downloaded here.

In order to support network management systems the SyncBox offers an extensive SNMP interface, which can be accessed by SNMP V1. It allows the monitoring of all relevant system parameters (including operating system parameters, network interface statistics, detailed NTP status information as well as the complete system configuration) and can be used to alter the SyncBox configuration via SNMP set commands, too.

The used PTP stack implementation is fully compatible to all IEEE 1588 PTPv2 – systems and supports PTP management messages.

The SyncBox N2X is equipped with a high precision oscillator “”TCXO”. The oscillator determines the long-term stability in holdover mode, ie when the synchronization with the time source is disturbed. Oscillator update to OCXO-HQ is possible.

Additional information

Key Features

Key Features
Years of warranty: 3 RoHS compliant
The following output signals are available:
10 MHZ
serial time string (Meinberg, Uni Erlangen, NMEA)
Frequenz Synth. sine
IEEE 1588-2008 (PTP V2) compatible ordinary clock
Serial COM port for initial configuration and time telegrams
Supported Protocols: IPv4, NTP, PTP / IEEE 1588-2008, DHCP
Signal outputs with fiber optical ST connectors available
Generates several different modulated (AM) and unmodulated (DCLS) IRIG time code signals
Option: N2X chassis with clamp for 35mm railmount
10/100Base-T Ethernet interface – Power over Ethernet option available on request
Configuration and montoring with Meinberg Device Manager Software "mbgdevman"


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