IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS OF MICROCHIP (MICROSEMI) S600/S650 NTP TIME SERVER

Posted on04/06/2021
Dear Customers,

We are pleased to announce a new software release 4.0.6 and 4.1.3 for S600/S650 NTP Time Server from Microchip. Here are the latest information regarding features, improvements, and known issues.

Release 4.0.6 is a major release that starting shipping on March 1, 2021.

Release 4.1.3 was planned as a follow-on to 4.0.6 to provide the optional BlueSky spoofing and jamming protection feature. Version 4.1.3 started shipping on June 2, 2021. Microchip recommends all customers upgrade to version 4.1.3.

Enhancements

Enhancements for 4.1
• Optional BlueSky GPS Spoofing and Jamming Detection, Protection, Analysis

Enhancements for 4.0
• Broadcast industry SMPTE 2059-2 PTP Profile support
   – Grandmaster
   – Client
• IEC 62439-3 PRP (Parallel Redundancy Protocol) for PTP profiles
• REST API for machine-to-machine interface
• Phase coherency selection to precisely align the system 1PPS output to the LPN/ULPN 10 MHz outputs
• Week Number Roll-Over (WNRO) shifted from 2031 to 2037
• PTP version 2.1 support with default PTP profile
• Security Improvements
   – Configurable password expiration (enable & number of days)
   – Configurable password policy: Length, uppercase, lowercase, number, special character
   – Lockouts: Configurable lockout after failed login attempts (enable & number)
   – SNMP: Allow blank communities (read and write) to disable SNMPv2
• NTP Enhancements
   – New NTP version 4.2.8p14
   – Support SHA2 symmetric keys
   – Support 3 for NTP minpoll (8 seconds)
• HaveQuick: Provide protocol-only input for HaveQuick on J1

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