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Design Considerations

Automated metering infrastructure (AMI) and Automated meter reading (AMR) provide the necessary means to measure, analyze, collect energy usage, and communicate that data to a central database for billing, trouble- shooting, and analyzing. It would not be practical, technically as well as economically, for all meters to directly communicate with utility servers.

Data concentrator applications are an important node in the AMI which is networked with several utility meters and central utility servers and enables communication of the data between the meters and the utility servers. Data concentrators, at several points in the infrastructure, securely aggregate data from a manageable number of meters and send to the utility servers.

The communication mode largely depends on the power infrastructure and can be either wired or wireless communication. Wired communication is comprised of Power Line communication (PLC) and in some cases with serial or Ethernet based communication where PLC is not suited for the infrastructure. The wireless communication comprises of mainly low power RF (IEEE 802.15.4g protocol) communication and in some cases the existing cellular medium. The communication from the concentrator to the utility servers can be via Ethernet, GSM, GPRS, WiMAX or telecom networks.

Texas Instruments has a long history of providing expertise and superior products to the communication market that requires wire line, wireless and security infrastructure. TI's comprehensive solutions cover the entire signal processing chain.

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Reference Designs

Description Part Number Company Tool Type
Smart Grid Infrastructure Evaluation Module (SGI EVM) TMDSSGI-EVML138 Texas Instruments Reference Designs

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Solution Guides (1)

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PDF 4.31 MB 15 Jan 2014 17644

Tools and Software

Name Part # Company Software/Tool Type
AM18x evaluation module with Wi-Fi TMDXEVMWIFI1808L Texas Instruments Evaluation Modules & Boards
AM335x Evaluation Module TMDXEVM3358 Texas Instruments Evaluation Modules & Boards
AM335x Starter Kit TMDSSK3358 Texas Instruments Evaluation Modules & Boards
C2000 Power Line Modem Developer's Kit TMDSPLCKIT-V3 Texas Instruments Evaluation Modules & Boards
Data Concentrator Evaluation Module TMDSDC3359 Texas Instruments Evaluation Modules & Boards
OMAP-L138/TMS320C6748 EVM TMDSEVML138 Texas Instruments Evaluation Modules & Boards

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Product Bulletin (3)

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PDF 749 KB 08 Mar 2014 1080
PDF 1.46 MB 16 Sep 2013 4356
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PDF 2.01 MB 31 May 2012 2283
PDF 1.68 MB 23 May 2012 1597
PDF 1.55 MB 23 May 2012 1741
PDF 259 KB 28 Mar 2012 1518
PDF 736 KB 26 Aug 2010 2232

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