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Secure Your Legacy Timing Systems From GNSS Threats

Protect GNSS Critical Infrastructure with BlueSky™ GNSS Firewall Validated and Hardened Outputs

By providing a cost-effective overlay solution installed between existing GNSS antennas and GNSS systems, the BlueSky™ GNSS Firewall solves the problem of protecting systems that have already been deployed and simultaneously provides protection for new packet timing systems. Like a network firewall, the BlueSky GNSS Firewall protects against untrusted sky-based signals that can be subjected to jamming and spoofing.

With the rise in Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) vulnerabilities, Microchip’s TimePictra platform and BlueSky GNSS Firewall offer a robust solution for monitoring GNSS reception quality and preventing minor disruptions from escalating into serious outages. This system allows infrastructure operators to identify whether a GNSS vulnerability is localized or affects a broader geographical area to enable swift and cost-effective action.

Key Features:
  • Identification of GNSS system threats and protection from spoofing and jamming
  • Seamless integration between existing GNSS antenna and GNSS system
  • Optional Rubidium Miniature Atomic Clock (MAC) can be installed inside the unit
  • 1 PPS and 10 MHz timing reference inputs for extended holdover (for example, connection of external cesium reference)
  • Redundant AC or DC power options with power monitoring and load sharing
  • Local and remote Command Line Interface (CLI) in addition to secure and easy-to-use web interface
  • Embedded software is field upgradeable with new GNSS validation rules
  • Seamless integration with TimePictra® software suite for end-to-end management of up to thousands of units from a single server

Protect PNT Infrastructure with the TimePictra® Platform and BlueSky™ GNSS Firewall

This video tutorial demonstrates use cases for the hardened and validated outputs from the BlueSky GNSS Firewall to protect critical infrastructure operations that depend on GNSS as a timing reference signal. 

About Microchip

Microchip Technology Inc. is a leading provider of smart, connected and secure embedded control solutions. Its easy-to-use development tools and comprehensive product portfolio enable customers to create optimal designs which reduce risk while lowering total system cost and time to market. The company solutions serve more than 120,000 customers across the industrial, automotive, consumer, aerospace and defense, communications and computing markets. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. 


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