Certain scenarios in industry and scientific research require to synchronize different EtherCAT networks with a high accuracy. The more precise the time stamp requirements become, the more difficult this task gets using classical solutions. By means of a newly developed AMC module, the time signals can be synchronously fed into and read from up to 8+1 independent EtherCAT networks. This provides a new possibility to connect classical industrial solutions to high performance MicroTCA systems in a flexible and cost-efficient way. The talk will compare this new solution to classical ones and high-light the benefits for users such as the European XFEL, Hamburg, Germany, where it will be used to connect to the installed MicroTCA systems.