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Power Line Communication for Lighting Apps using BPSK w/ a Single DSP Controller


DSP controllers provide the on-chip peripherals and computational power needed to implement various power electronics applications. A single-chip DSP controller allows designers to implement multiple functions such as power line communication, power-factor correction, and inverter control, all needed for an overall dimmable lighting ballast application. This application report presents a complete implementation of a power line modem following CEA-709 protocol using a single DSP. This paper is a shorter version of the detailed documentation of this implementation titled TMS320C2000 Digital Signal Controller Power Line Communication User's Guide (SPRU714).