GPS Synchronization Architecture for Dynamic Signal Acquisition
In many measurement applications, there is a need to correlate data acquired from different systems or synchronize systems together with precise timing. Signal Based and Time Based are the two basic methods of synchronizing instrumentation. In Signal Based synchronization, clocks and triggers are physically connected between systems. Typically this provides the highest precision synchronization. In many NVH applications size and distance constrains physically connecting the systems needed for making measurements though the inter-channel phase information of simultaneously sampled signals is crucial. In Time Based synchronization, system components have a common reference of what time it is. Events, triggers and clocks can be generated based on this time.