Techniques are provided, using a custom hardware block, to maintain a precise timestamp in restart or a power outage situation in a straightforward, cost effective manner. For connected grid mesh networks (CG-MESHs), when an entity needs to reform the network, the present techniques significantly reduce the cost of discovering a Personal Area Network (PAN) and reduce the frequency of asynchronous transmission. As a result, the performance of CG-MESH is improved.

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