When implementing a brand-new precision timing protocol
(PTP) network, you will come across the term BMCA or "Best
Master Clock Algorithm" (sometimes just BMC).
Here we'll briefly run through some of the common protocols
you're likely to run into when dealing with timing networks.
We cover IRIG-B, PTP, NTP, SyncE, PRP and HSR.
Fiber is a short term for fiber optic cabling, which
is based on glass or plastic fibers.
IRIG-B is still one of the most commonly used methods of
transmitting time on a network, despite being one of the
oldest. Let's take a brief look at how it works and why it's
still in use. For a more in-depth eBook, see here