Electronics Engineer Fellow at CERN, Co-chair of the High Accuracy sub-committee in the P1588 Working Group
White Rabbit is a project that aims to create an Ethernet-based network with low-latency, highly reliable, deterministic data delivery and network-wide, transparent, high-accuracy timing distribution. The White Rabbit Network is based on existing standards (IEEE 802.1, 802.3, IEEE 1588) and enables sub-nanosecond synchronization of thousands of devices spanning over several kilometers. Conceived as a next-generation control and timing system for Particle Accelerators such as those at CERN, it is rapidly finding new scientific and commercial applications. An ongoing effort attempts to include a White Rabbit extension to IEEE1588 into the standard. This presentation provides an overview of the White Rabbit project, its current developments and an ever-growing list of applications. A light-weight insight into time and data distribution in the White Rabbit network, as well as standardization efforts and WR-based systems at CERN are presented.
Jacob R. | Applications Engineer | National Instruments