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We enable the application of self-organized synchronization in large, spatially-distributed clocking networks. Using mutually coupled oscillators, systemwide synchronization with precision below 50 picoseconds can be achieved in the presence of cross-coupling time delays equivalent to many thousands of periods of the oscillations. Together Together with our collaborators
we will use our experience in mathematical modeling, circuit-design, signalingsolutions and experimental tools to design mutual synchronization architectures for application in, e.g., next-generation mobile communication networks, localization services, autonomous transport and globally distributed databases.

We provide:

  • circuit design for PLL nodes adjusted to mutual synchronization
  • theoretical models that accurately predict the properties of self-organized synchronization in a given network configuration
  • maintain software libraries that support the architecture design
  • adjustment of the network design and PLL node characteristics according to the synchronization requirements
  • develop time-synchronization protocols, test and calibration tools
  • implement entrained mutual synchronization to establish long-term accuracy with respect to a higher level time-reference
Phase: Pre-establishment/validation, market analysis
Bereich: Synchronization in engineering/electrical engineering
Goal/ Vision: Our vision is to provide clock frequency distribution with the highest available precision
at very fine clock resolution on a global scale. Building on that, time as a service can be provided in the most accurate way and will enable our clients to serve society with the next generations of disruptive technologies.
Institute: Max-Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
Contact: lwetzel@pks.mpg.de
Homepage: www.pks.mpg.de/soses