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System-on-module optimizes power line communications

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The module can be used to create products that support multiple PLC standards and enable a wide variety of customizations based on utilities’ design need to address time-to-market, performance and certification requirements.

Pairing TI’s real-time C2000 microcontroller with its AFE031 or AFE032 PLC analog front ends provides support for multiple PLC standards, including S-FSK, G3, PRIME, and IEEE-1901.2. The field-tested PLC module is ready for many types of conditions found in real-world smart grid implementations, such as automatic meter reading (AMR) or advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) metering, solar invertor control, street lighting control, and machinery control.

Developers can expect a high-quality product that will meet the individual needs of their implementation. An accompanying reference design can be customized with application-specific software.

TI’s Tailyn Technologies-customized PLC module will be on demonstrated at DistribuTECH 2014 in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

More about TI’s Smart Grid solutions at www.ti.com/smartgrid

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