Tempo: Releases

If you have a valid Calnex Support Service (CSS) contract, the latest Tempo release can be downloaded from Software Downloads on the Calnex website. Release notes are also available from the same location.

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Version 2.6.4

Defect Fixes

  • Fixed random incorrect FDV results in multi-stream configurations when the analysis runs in Port B.

  • The unexpected “Error waiting PPS” message displayed at the beginning of a ToD NMEA test (clock monitor mode) has been corrected.

  • The GNSS fixed mode now goes to manual once the position survey finishes. This change avoids the need to run unnecessary position surveys every time the tester boots up.

  • Management of long file names in the file manager has been improved. Operations over files with long names are now not ignored. Also the maximum file name size has been increased.

  • SDT results are now included in all reports.

  • The ITU-T G.821 test for datacom interfaces has been fixed

Version 2.6.1

Enhancements

 

Description

Remarks

 

Description

Remarks

1

Includes new local one-way delay test in E1, T1 and IEEE C37.94 modes to enable measurement of forward and backward latency with a single unit and without the need for an external clock reference.

Requires at least one of the E1, T1 or IEEE C37.94 testing modes and the one-way delay software options

2

Provides configuration of synthesized clock source in passthrough mode for E1, T1 and IEEE C37.94 operation modes. This configuration is useful for interconnecting two devices without the ability to generate a clock.

Requires at least one of the E1, T1 or IEEE C37.94 software options

3

Includes IRIG-B detailed clock reference input analysis and provides details about ToD clock reference status. These functions provide diagnostic resources to help users detecting issues that could degrade test results in synchronization and latency tests.

Requires a unit equipped with a clock references board with support for IRIG-B. It also requires the IRIG-B clock reference software option.

4

Provides a more flexible and advanced delay generation function for E1, T1 and IEEE C37.94 in pass-through and loopback modes. The new modes include both symmetric and asymmetric delay generation.

Requires at least one of the E1, T1 or IEEE C37.94 software options.

5

Includes support for forwardable and non-forwardable destination addresses in multicast PTP modes with Ethernet payloads.

Requires software options related with PTP clock emulation.

6

Adds the settings required to configure PTP clock accuracy and clock variance when the unit is configured as a grandmaster or an ordinary clock.

Requires software options related with PTP clock emulation.

7

Improves interoperability of NMEA clock references received from third party devices

Requires a unit equipped with a clock references board.

8

Increases time resolution in service disruption time tests and improves the operation with some triggers.

Requires at least one of the E1, T1 or IEEE C37.94, datacom, VF or G.703/E0 software options together with their requirements.

9

Includes multi-language support in PDF reports for languages with Latin characters.

 

Defect Fixes

  • Solves random failure starting the GUI on boot up with the VNC remote control enabled.

  • Miscellaneous fixes related with file management, including importing and exporting functions.

  • Miscellaneous fixes related with PDF report generation in languages other than English.

Version 2.4.6

Enhancements / Defect Fixes

  • Fixed wrong PPS detection in ToD interfaces

  • Fixed incorrect packet dissection of NTP packets (protocol analysis function)

  • Fixed problem related to the simultaneous analysis of PTP and oversized background traffic

  • Phase of IRIG-B and ToD references is now correctly decoded

  • Includes interoperability improvements of NMEA RMC telegrams

  • Fixes an issue related to the decoding of long MPLS frames

  • Includes improvements to the position hold function of GNSS receivers

  • Fixes a bug related to the loading of configuration profiles from SNMP

  • Fixes an RFC 2544 results inconsistency in certain configurations

Version 2.4.1

Enhancements

 

Description

Remarks

 

Description

Remarks

1

Improved protocol analysis function with built in packet dissectors for many common protocols including PTP, NTP, DNS, DHCP, ARP, GOOSE and SV. Packet-by-packet delay estimates for time-critical protocols.

Requires the latest application board.

Requires the new Packet capture software option.

2

NTP client and server emulation and NTP test mode including delay and time error measurements.

References board rand OCXO hardware options recommended.

3

New family of filters for NTP. Includes different filtering rules to select and classify NTP messages.

Requires the new NTP test license.

4

More accurate and simple terminology for PTP latency statistics. Now delay standard deviations and ranges are classified as PDV (jitter) rather than PTD (delay) statistics.

Requires that the PTP licenses are unlocked.

5

Units in Ethernet and IP bandwidth statistics are now user configurable: b/s, kb/s and Mb/s.

 

6

Support transmission speeds up to 10 Mb/s in synchronous data communications interfaces: X.21 / V.11, V.35, V.36 (RS-449), EIA-530, EIA-530A.

Requires the E1 or T1 test together with the Datacom test licenses to be unlocked.

7

More accurate terminology for data communications frequency results. Now the unit displays the clock circuit where the frequency was measured.

Requires the E1 or T1 test together with the Datacom test licenses to be unlocked.

8

Generation of custom phase between data and clock circuits (0º, 90º, 180º, 270º) in synchronous data communication interfaces. Measurement of data-to-clock phase in synchronous data communication circuits.

Requires the E1 or T1 test together with the Datacom test licenses to be unlocked.

9

Adds support for the new PHM-24 module supporting an additional E1 or T1 interface in the unit.

 

10

More attractive and advanced format for PDF reports. Support for MTIE and TDEV charts and tables in reports.

 

11

Graphical export of charts generated from the Event Logger function in PDF format.

 

12

New Power Management version with more advanced shutdown and reboot features.