RELY-SYNC-PCIe 2020-06-25T08:15:39+02:00


Time-aware Switch PCIe NIC

RELY-SYNC-PCIe can be used as a multi-media PCIe Switch, providing 3+1 (PCIe) Gigabit Ethernet ports.

PCI Express (PCIe) is the most extended high-speed serial computer expansion bus. It is the de-facto standard for expansion boards in PC computers and it is gaining acceptance in Industrial PCs and even in SCADA systems.

RELY-SYNC-PCIe is a smart pluggable board that comprises in the same device hardware and software resources to implement specialized networking, synchronization and security oriented services.

The device uses dedicated hardware for low latency switching and for implementing high accuracy clock synchronization based on different standards such as IEEE 1588 or IRIGb.

These key features makes RELY-SYNC-PCIe platform the most reliable and multipurpose networking device for critical environments.


  • Autonomous management of Supervision Frames and IEEE 1588-2008 PTPv2 support
  • 3x Ethernet port
  • Media options (SFP cages):
    • 10/100/1000Base-T
    • 1000Base-X
    • 100Base-FX
  • Optional Redundancy modes:
    • IEC 62439-2 Clause 5 “Media Redundancy Protocol (MRP)”
    • “Device Level Ring (DLR)”
    • RSTP IEEE802.1w
  • VLAN support
  • IEEE 802.1P Traffic prioritization
  • 1 PPS output
  • PCIex1. Full height or low profile slot*
  • Seamless integration on old Legacy PCI Systems through optional adapter


  • IEEE 1588-2008 PTPv2 Ordinary Clock (Master and Slave) and Boundary Clock support
  • Profiles: Default, Power, IEC 61850-9-3, IEEE 802.1AS
  • Optional IRIGb Master/Slave bridge

Software features

  • Ethernet network drivers available for most OS (Linux, Windows, VxWorks, etc.)
  • IEEE 1588-2008 PTPv2 Ordinary Clock and Boundary Clock support
  • Profiles: Default, Power, IEC 61850-9-3, IEEE 802.1AS

Processing performance

  • On-board FPGA for high-speed network switching and PTP timestamping
  • Multi-core CPU unit to support autonomous software application

Configuration & Management

  • On-board integrated Web Server to provide HTML5-GUI configuration access:
    • Accessible through HTTP(S)
    • Configuration profiles and Firmware updates
    • Real-time network monitoring

*To be defined in purchase order

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