Smart Grid Solutions

TI offers smarter grid solutions with a broad portfolio of systems products, software and tools for grid infrastructure, utility metering, power line communications (PLC), and home or building automation development.

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Product selection table

Embedded Processing
MSP430FE42x2 Cost optimized ultra-low-power microcontroller for Class 0.1 one phase electricity meter; up to 32K Flash; 128seg LCD
MSP430FE42xA Cost optimized ultra-low-power microcontroller for Class 0.1 one phase electricity meter with anti-tamper; up to 32K Flash; 128seg LCD
MSP430F47x3 Ultra-low-power microcontroller for Class 0.1 one phase electricity meter with anti-tamper capabilities; up to 60K Flash; 160seg LCD
MSP430F47x4 Ultra-low-power microcontroller for Class 0.1 two phase electricity meter; up to 60K Flash; 160seg LCD
MSP430F471xx Ultra-low-power microcontroller for Class 0.1 for up to three phase electricity meter with anti-tamper capabilities; up to 120K Flash; 160seg LCD
MSP430FW42x Ultra-low-power microcontroller for flow meters with SCAN interface; up to 64K Flash; 96seg LCD
MSP430F44x1 Cost optimized ultra-low-power microcontroller for gas meters; 60KB Flash; 160seg LCD
MSP430F461x1 Ultra-low-power microcontroller for gas meters; 120KB Flash; 160seg LCD
LM3S1x21 ARM® Cortex™-M3 Application Processors for metering; 100-pin LQFP with multiple serial connectivity, security with encryption, and pin-to-pin compatible roadmap from 256KB to 2MB flash
LM3S1x26 ARM® Cortex™-M3 Application Processors for metering; 64-pin LQFP with multiple serial connectivity, security with encryption, and pin-to-pin compatible roadmap from 256KB to 2MB flash
Power
UCC28600 AC/DC switching power supply: quasi resonant, flyback controller, optimized for high efficiency
TPS54231 DC/DC switching power supply: 28V, 2A synchronous buck regulator with integrated FET
TPS6303x DC/DC buck/boost regulators: 0.8A, low Iq with up to 96% efficiency
TPS782xx DC/DC linear regulators: ultra-low 0.5uA Iq, 150mA, low noise LDO
TPS715xx DC/DC linear regulators: 24V, ultra-low Iq, cost optimized
 
Power Line Modem
TMS320F28235 PLC modem processor for PRIME, G3, and IEC-61334
UCC28610 AC/DC switching power supply: typically used in flyback topology
PGA112 PLC AFE receive path: Zero-Drift, Programmable Gain Amplifier with MUX
OPA564 PLC AFE transmit path: 1.5A, 24V, 17MHz, Power Operational Amplifier
Low Power RF
CC25xx Home area network, Radio, MCU
CC259x RF front end, antenna
CC1101 Low-Power Sub-1GHz RF Transceiver
CC1020 Single-Chip FSK/OOK CMOS RF Transceiver for Narrowband Apps in 402-470 and 804-940 MHz Range
CC1190 850 - 950MHz RF Front End
TI-RFID
TRF796x RFID reader IC for pre-payment
TMS37157 Passive Low Frequency Interface Device
TMS3705 Low Frequency Base Station IC
Develoment Tools
EVM430-FE4272 1-Phase electricity meter EVM board with app notes, software and schematics
EVM430-FE427A 1-Phase electricity meter with anti-tamper EVM board with app notes, software and schematics
EVM430-F47197 3-Phase electricity meter EVM board with app notes, software and schematics
DK-LM3S9B96 Stellaris ARM Cortex-M3 application processor kit, software examples and schematics
CC2531EMK ZigBee USB dongle development kit
EZ430-TMS37157 Passive Low Frequency Interface Device kit
TRF7960EVM Pre-Payment reader kit
TMDSPLCKIT-V2 Narrowband PLC kit (SFSK/PRIME/G3/FlexOFDM™)
Metering applications from Texas Instruments: Electricity Meter, Gas Meter, Water Meter, Demand Control, Smart eMeter, Smart Thermostat, etc.
Smart Metering Meets the Smart Home
From highly optimized application specific embedded processors, Low-Power RF, power management and RFID, TI offers the most complete solution set for smart metering.

Smart Meter Solutions

Faster time to market
  • Globally deployed metering know-how and products
  • Comprehensive end-to-end system-on chip (SoC) solutions
  • Innovation and expertise across a robust portfolio, covering all the major functions of the meter
Flexibility
  • Complete portfolio of hardware, software, and SoC’s tailored to functional requirements
  • Future-proof solutions
  • Upgradeable in-system programmable Flash to support evolving worldwide standards
  • Available standards include IEC, ANSI, ZigBee, Wireless
    M-Bus, PLC
  • Scaleable families of solutions to allow optimization of system requirement
   Smart Solutions

Contactless Payment RFID Technology Transforming Utility & Electricity Meters
Contactless radio frequency (RF) chip technologies – incorporated into the smart meter and a consumer payment card or token – are transforming smart meters into secure wireless payment devices. RF-enabled pre-paid smart electricity meters give utilities access to a broader customer base while reducing the risk of non-payment and offer consumers a new, fast and convenient way to control and pay for services.
TI News on Smart Metering


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Smart Metering Resources


Creating a ZigBee® Smart Energy Device with the MSP430F54xx and the CC2530-ZNP

Use TI’s easy and interactive MCU Selection Tool to select the right microcontroller.

MSP430 Ultra Low Power MCUs are designed specifically for the demands of utility metering applications.

Piccolo™ MCUs offer real-time control for greater energy efficiency to cost sensitive applications.

Power Management IC Solutions range from standard ICs to high-performance plug-in, power brick, digital power and integrated power modules.

Use TI’s interactive Power Quick-Search Tool to select
the right part.

Low-Power RF Protocols

Low-power RF ICs provide for cost effective low-power wireless solutions for ISM Band, ZigBee and a variety of short-range applications in the 315/433/868/915 MHz, and 2.4 GHz frequency bands.

ZigBee Smart Energy offers utility companies secure, easy-to-use wireless home area networks (HAN) for managing energy. Smart Energy gives utilities and their customers the power to directly communicate with thermostats and other smart appliances.

AMI systems measure, collect and analyze energy usage, from advanced devices such as electricity meters, gas meters, and/or water meters, through various communication media on request or on a pre-defined schedule.

Find out more about TI's RFIDTRF796x HF Reader IC.
Smart metering initiatives
around the world
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Low-Power RF videos

See TI's Low-Power RF in action in these Low-Power RF videos at TI E2E Community (Beta)
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