Hybrid RF and PLC Reference Design Extends Network Coverage and Reliability

(ACTIVE) TIDC-HYBRID-RF-PLC

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Description

The importance of on-time response and monitoring in Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and distribution automation networks increases demands on reliable communications. This TI Design addresses this issue by implementing a solution with both RF and Power Line Communication (PLC). This design can help improve network performance, reliability,  capacity, and scalability. The CC13xx wireless MCU acts as both the RF protocol processor and the host for the PLC processor, resulting in additional cost-saving for the system design. This design is based on a proprietary RF solution to provide a reference for choosing various RF protocols and frequency bands as required in different markets. The Hybrid Wireless M-Bus and G3-PLC Reference Design implements a specific version of the hybrid RF+PLC concept.

Features
  • Improve network reliability via simultaneous transmission over wireless and PLC networks.
  • Improve network capacity via spatial multiplexing by utilizing the RF and PLC networks to simultaneously transmit independent data. 
  • Improve network scalability by acting as a bridge between RF and PLC networks, extending the area covered within a territory.
  • Fully programmable protocol design provides various options for PLC/RF communication protocols and frequency bands: PLC protocols (PRIME, G3-PLC, and PLC-Lite) over CENELEC, ARIB, and FCC frequency bands, and RF protocols (Wireless M-Bus, IEEE 802.15.4g FSK, and Long range mode) over Sub-1 GHz (CC1310 or CC1350) and 2.4 GHz frequency bands (CC1350).

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Part Number Name Product Family Sample & Buy Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
AFE031  Powerline Communications Analog Front End  Operational Amplifiers (Op Amps)  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
CC1310  SimpleLink™ Sub-1 GHz Ultra-Low Power Wireless Microcontroller  Sub-1 GHz  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
PTH08080W  2.25 A, 4.5-V to 18-V Input Wide Adjust Miniature Power Module  Non-Isolated Module  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
SN74HC03  Quadruple 2-Input Positive-NAND Gates With Open-Drain Outputs  Gate  Sample & Buy Not Available
SN74LVC1G57  Configurable Multiple-Function Gate  Logic  Sample & Buy Not Available
SN74LVC2G07  Dual Buffer/Driver with Open-Drain Output  Logic  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TMS320F28PLC84  Power Line Communications (PLC) Processors  Real-time Control  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TPD2E001  Low-Capacitance 2-Channel +/-15kV ESD Protection Array for High-Speed Data Interfaces  Circuit Protection  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TPS3828  Voltage Monitor With Watchdog Timer  Power Management  Sample & Buy Not Available

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User guides (1)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views TI Recommends
PDF 2765 11 May 2016 728
Design files (6)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
ZIP 686 20 Apr 2016 93
ZIP 621 20 Apr 2016 26
ZIP 1766 20 Apr 2016 86
ZIP 3115 20 Apr 2016 18
PDF 143 20 Apr 2016 40
PDF 1144 20 Apr 2016 146
Related Tools & Software

Reference Designs (4)

Software (4)

Name Part Number Software Type
G3 Cenelec Service Node Power-Line Communication Modem  TI-PLC-G3-CENELEC-SN  Software Development Kits (SDK) 
G3-PLC Service Node Modem for ARIB  TI-PLC-G3-ARIB-SN  Software Development Kits (SDK) 
G3-PLC Service Node Modem for FCC  TI-PLC-G3-FCC-SN  Software Development Kits (SDK) 



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