Powerline Communications Analog Front End - AFE031

AFE031 (ACTIVE)

Powerline Communications Analog Front End

 

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Description

The AFE031 is a low-cost, integrated, powerline communications (PLC) analog front-end (AFE) device that is capable of capacitive- or transformer-coupled connections to the powerline while under the control of a DSP or microcontroller. It is ideal for driving low-impedance lines that require up to 1.5 A into reactive loads. The integrated receiver is able to detect signals down to 20 µVRMS and is capable of a wide range of gain options to adapt to varying inputsignal conditions. This monolithic integrated circuit provides high reliability in demanding powerline communications applications.

The AFE031 transmit power amplifier operates from a single supply in the range of 7 V to 24 V. At maximum output current, a wide output swing provides a 12-VPP (IOUT = 1.5 A) capability with a nominal 15-V supply. The analog and digital signal processing circuitry operates from a single 3.3-V power supply.

The AFE031 is internally protected against overtemperature and short-circuit conditions. It also provides an adjustable current limit. An interrupt output is provided that indicates both current limit and thermal limit. There is also a shutdown pin that can be used to quickly put the device into its lowest power state. Through the four-wire serial peripheral interface, or SPI™, each functional block can be enabled or disabled to optimize power dissipation.

The AFE031 is housed in a thermally-enhanced, surface-mount PowerPAD package (QFN-48). Operation is specified over the extended industrial junction temperature range of –40°C to +125°C.

Features

  • Integrated Powerline Driver with Thermal and Overcurrent Protection
  • Conforms to EN50065-1
  • PRIME Certified
  • Large Output Swing: 12 VPP at 1.5 A
    (15-V Supply)
  • Low Power Consumption:
    15 mW (Receive Mode)
  • Programmable Tx and Rx Filters
  • Supports EN50065 CENELEC Bands A, B, C, D
  • Supports FSK, S-FSK, and OFDM
  • Supports PRIME, G3, IEC 61334
  • Receive Sensitivity: 20 µVRMS, Typical
  • Programmable Tx and Rx Gain Control
  • Four-Wire Serial Peripheral Interface
  • Two Integrated Zero Crossing Detectors
  • Two-Wire Transceiver Buffer
  • 48-Pin QFN PowerPAD™ Package
  • Extended Junction Temperature Range:
    –40°C to +125°C

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Number of Channels (#)
Total Supply Voltage (Min) (+5V=5, +/-5V=10)
Total Supply Voltage (Max) (+5V=5, +/-5V=10)
Output Current (Typ) (mA)
GBW (Typ) (MHz)
Slew Rate (Typ) (V/us)
Iq per channel (Typ) (mA)
Additional Features
Rating
Operating Temperature Range (C)
Package Group
Package Size: mm2:W x L (PKG)
Rail-to-Rail
Architecture
AFE031 AFE030
1    1   
7    7   
26    26   
1500    1000   
0.67    0.67   
19    19   
49    40   
Shutdown
Adj Current Limit   
Shutdown
Adj Current Limit   
Catalog    Catalog   
-40 to 125    -40 to 125   
VQFN    VQFN   
48VQFN: 49 mm2: 7 x 7(VQFN)    48VQFN: 49 mm2: 7 x 7(VQFN)   
No    No   
FET    FET