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The IEEE 1588 standard specifies a protocol enabling precise synchronization of clocks in measurement and control systems implemented with technologies such as network communication, and distributed objects. The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a powerful tool for object-oriented modeling, design, and development of complex distributed systems. This paper describes an object-oriented model for the IEEE 1588 standard-v2, which has been developed using UML tool at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Tliis model consists of the data types, datasets, entities, and devices of IEEE 1588 standard-v2. The model has been used to produce C++ source codes, and create C++ libraries for the IEEE 1588 standard-v2. With the help of this object model, the development time of IEEE 1588-basd distributed measurement and control applications can be reduced dramatically.
Date of Conference: 1-3 Oct. 2007