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Power Line Communications (PLC) - Products

Software | PRIME | Prime Data Concentrator | G3-PLC™ Technology Data Concentrator | G3-PLC™ Technology FCC | PLC-Lite™ | Tools | Products

Software

SW package Description Key Features Applications
PRIME

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PRIME = PoweRline Intelligent Metering Evolution. Iberdrola specs based PLC modem standard for Low voltage Line. Open, public and non-proprietary telecommunications architecture to enable the building of smart grids.
  • Low Frequency Narrowband OFDM
  • Cenelec A Band
  • Up to 128kbps PHY data rate
  • IEC61334-4-32 convergence
  • IPV4
  • AES-128
  • Tree network topology
  • Electrical Meters remote reading
  • Any smart grid application compatible with Cenelec A frequency Band
  • Prime Alliance
G3-PLC

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ERDF specs based PLC modem communication standard designed for Medium and Low Voltage Line for Automatic Meter Management and smart grid applications
  • Low Frequency Narrowband OFDM
  • Cenelec A/B/C/D
  • up to 46 kbps PHY data rate
  • 6LowPAN adaptation to support IPV6
  • AES-128
  • point to point, star, mesh network topology
  • Co-exist with IEC61334
  • Crossing transformers
  • Dynamic channel adaptations
  • Electrical Meters remote reading
  • Any smart grid application compatible with Cenelec A, B, C, and D frequency Band
  • G3-PLC Alliance
Prime Data Concentrator

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PRIME (PoweRline Intelligent Metering Evolution Alliance) standard for low voltage Power Line Communicaiton. Open, public and non-proprietary telecommunications architecture to enable the building of smart grids. DC = Data Concentrator which manages and maintains the nodes (both intermediate and leaf) in the network.

  • OFDM
  • Cenelec A Band
  • Up to 128kbps PHY data rate
  • IEC61334-4-32 convergence
  • Up to 1024 nodes network
  • Tree network topology automatic formation PLC FW field upgrade
  • DC for Automatic Electrical Meters remote reading (AMR)
  • MV-MV WAN connection
  • Controller for Grid-to-home access network
  • LED lighting and
Solar inverter control center
G3-PLC Data Concentrator
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ERDF specs based PLC modem communication standard designed for Medium and Low Voltage Line for Automatic Meter Management and smart grid applications

Open, public and non-proprietary telecommunications architecture to enable the building of smart grids. DC = Data Concentrator which manages and maintains the nodes in the network.

  • Low Frequency Narrowband OFDM
  • Cenelec A Band
  • Up to 46 kbps PHY data rate
  • 6LowPAN adaptation to support IPv6
  • AES-128
  • Up to 1024 nodes network
  • point to point, star, mesh network topology
  • Co-exist with IEC61334
  • Crossing transformers
  • Dynamic channel adaptations
  • DC for Automatic Electrical Meters remote reading (AMR)
  • MV-MV WAN connection
  • Controller for Grid-to-home access network
  • LED lighting and Solar inverter control center
G3-PLC FCC/ARIB
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ERDF specs based PLC modem communication standard designed for Medium and Low Voltage Line for Automatic Meter Management and smart grid applications.
Implementation based on Concerto™ plus discrete AFE
  • Low Frequency Narrowband OFDM
  • Cenelec A/B/C/D, FCC and ARIB bands
  • up to 141 kbps PHY data rate
  • 6LowPAN adaptation to support IPV6
  • AES-128
  • point to point, star, mesh network topology
  • Co-exist with IEC61334
  • Crossing transformers
  • Dynamic channel adaptations
  • Electrical Meters remote reading
  • Any smart grid application compatible with Cenelec A/B/C/D, FCC, and ARIB frequency Band
  • References
PLC-Lite
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Low data rate PLC implementation (up to 21kbps) based on PRIME-OFDM with BPSK and newly defined extra-robust ROBO mode on lower end of c2000 piccolo-B (F28035) device. Basic MAC with CSMA/CA and message interface to host application processor through UART. Support point-2-point or point-2-multipoint communications
  • Low Frequency Narrowband OFDM
  • Celenec A, B, C
  • PRIME BPSK and ROBO Mode
  • CSMA/CA MAC
  • Electrical Meters remote reading
  • Home Area Network
  • Solar, Lighting
  • Proprietary implementation

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Products

PLC Chipsets  
PLC Standard Frequency Band TI Chipset Tools
PRIME™ or G3-PLC™ technology CENELEC TMS320F28PLC83 + AFE031 TMDSPLCKITV4-CEN
G3-PLC™ or IEEE-1901.2 ARIB F28M35 + AFE032 TMDSPLCKITV4-ARIB
PLC Lite CENENLEC TMS320F2035 + AFE032 Contact TI for support

Fully integrated Analog Front End  
Device Info
AFE030 Fully integrated low-cost Tx/Rx analog front end for PLC supports FSK, SFSK, OFDM (PRIME, G3-PLC compliant); direct digital interface to TI PLC processor; up to 20-VPP output at 1 A
AFE031 Fully integrated high-output Tx/Rx analog front end for PLC supports FSK, SFSK, OFDM (PRIME, G3-PLC compliant); direct digital interface to TI PLC processor; up to 20-VPP output at 1.5 A
AFE032 Fully integrated high-output Tx/Rx analog front end for PLC supports FSK, SFSK, OFDM (PRIME, G3-PLC compliant); direct digital interface to TI PLC processor; up to 20-VPP output at 1.9 A

Microcontrollers (MCU)  
Device Status Temp (oC) Package | Pins Samples
TMS320F28PLC83 PLC Microcontroller Active -40 to 85 80-pin QFP (PN) Samples Cart - Add Samples
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F28M35H52C Concerto ™ SoC Active -40 to 85 144-pin QFP (RFP) Samples Cart - Add Samples
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TMS320F28035PAGT Piccolo™ Microcontroller for PLC-Lite Active -40 to 85 64-pin QFP (PAG) Samples Cart - Add Samples
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Power  
Device Description VIN VOUT IOUT Package / Pins Samples
LM5017 100V, 600mA Constant On-Time Synchronous Buck Regulator 9V to 100V 1.25V to 90V 0.6A 8SO PowerPAD, 8WSON Samples Cart - Add Samples
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LMR14203 SIMPLE SWITCHER 42Vin, 0.3A Step-Down Voltage Regulator in SOT-23 4.5V to 42V 0.765V to 34V 0.3A  6SOT Samples Cart - Add Samples
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TPS62080 1.2A High Efficient Step Down Converter in 2x2mm SON Package 2.3V to 6V 0.5V to 4V 1.2A 8WSON Samples Cart - Add Samples
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TPS62067 3MHz, 2A Step-Down Converter in 2x2 SON Package 2.9V to 6V 0.8V to 6V 2A 8WSON Samples Cart - Add Samples
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TPS62130 3-17V 3A Step-Down Converter in 3x3 QFN Package 3V to 17V 0.9V to 6V 3A 16QFN Samples Cart - Add Samples
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UCC28910 700V Flyback Switcher with Constant-Voltage Constant-Current and Primary-side Control 85V to 265V 4.75V to 5.25V 1.26A 7SOIC(D) Samples Cart - Add Samples
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UCC28720 Constant-Voltage, Constant-Current Controller with Primary-Side Regulation for Bipolar Power Devices       7SOIC(D) Samples Cart - Add Samples
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TPS3828-33 Processor Supervisory Circuits       5SOT-23 Samples Cart - Add Samples
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Tools

   
Device Info
TMDSPLCKIT-V3 C2000™ Power Line Modem Developer's Kit Includes two PLC modems, PRIME or G3-PLC software, built-in USB JTAG emulation, all necessary power and connection cables, 32KB limited Code Composer Studio™ (CCS) integrated development environment
Power Line Communications Kit for CENELEC Frequency Band Includes two Two modems included per kit, TI-supplied firmware for G3 and PRIME, and zero-config GUI tool to control and test modems
SOMPLC-F28PLC83 System on Module for Power Line Communication Includes SOM Module and user's guide
Power Line Communications Kit for ARIB Frequency Band Includes two modems included per kit, TI-supplied firmware for G3 and IEEE-1901.2, and zero-config GUI tool to control and test modems.
Data Concentrator Evaluation Module Includes Evaluation Board Power Line Communication Module, ethernet cable, power supply, power supply cable, SD card (EVM Demo), and serial port cable

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TI Designs
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The AFE032 is a fully-integrated analog front-end TMDSPLCKITV4-ARIB
Power Line Communications Kit for ARIB Frequency Band 
   
The AFE031 is a fully-integrated analog front-end TMDSPLCKITV4-CEN
Power Line Communications Kit for CENELEC Frequency Band


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