gPTP stack for Zephyr


This gPTP stack supports the protocol and procedures as defined in the IEEE 802.1AS-2011 standard (Timing and Synchronization for Time-Sensitive Applications in Bridged Local Area Networks).

Supported features

The stack handles communications and state machines defined in the IEEE 802.1AS-2011 standard. Mandatory requirements for a full-duplex point-to-point link endpoint, as defined in Annex A of the standard, are supported.

The stack is in principle capable of handling communications on multiple network interfaces (also defined as “ports” in the standard) and thus act as a 802.1AS bridge. However, this mode of operation has not been validated on the Zephyr OS.

Supported hardware

Although the stack itself is hardware independent, Ethernet frame timestamping support must be enabled in ethernet drivers.

Boards supported:

Enabling the stack

The following configuration option must me enabled in prj.conf file.

Application interfaces

Only two Application Interfaces as defined in section 9 of the standard are available:

Function prototypes can be found in include/net/gptp.h and in the Networking API documentation.


The stack has been informally tested using the OpenAVB gPTP and Linux ptp4l daemons. The gPTP Sample Application sample application from the Zephyr source distribution can be used for testing.