System on Module for Industrial Power Line Communication (CENELEC Frequency Band)

(ACTIVE) TIDM-SOMPLC-INDUSTRIAL-CENELEC

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Description

This reference design is a single-board System on Module(SOM) for industrial PLC in the Cenelec frequency band. This TI implementation of Power Line Communications (PLC) is a new option for adding communications to industrial equipment such as solar arrays.PLC Lite™ offers higher data throughput than earlier forms of PLC and greater robustness for transmission across noisy electric lines by using OFDM PHY technology. The industrial PLC achieves up to 21 kbps data rates across AC or DC power lines compared to traditional SFSK PLC solutions (2-5 kbps) all while decreasing the overall BOM cost of a typical PLC modem. Engineers can take the SOM design and integrate it into their overall system board or keep the design as an add-on board to their application. The only additional hardware required is the AC mains line coupling circuitry. The included hardware schematics and Gerber files simplify the task for engineers to add PLC to their end system. OEMs will benefit from having the ability to rapidly evaluate and prototype Power Line Communications technology in their application.

Features
  • OFDM modulation with BPSK encoding provides robust performance in noisy environments
  • Tuned to operate in frequency bands up to 150KHz
  • Industry standard CSMA/CA MAC protocol supports point to point, point to multipoint environments suitable for industrial applications
  • PLC Lite ™ software developed and supported by Texas Instruments provides assurance to developers
  • Comprehensive 2 chip solution includes an MCU and integrated analog front end
  • Small form factor: 1.5" X 1.9"

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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
SN74LVC2G07  Dual Buffer/Driver with Open-Drain Output  Logic  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TMS320F28035  Piccolo Microcontroller  Real-time Control  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TPS3828  Voltage Monitor With Watchdog Timer  Power Management  Sample & Buy Not Available
TPS62240  2.25MHz 300mA Step-Down Converter in 2x2mm SON/TSOT23 Package  Step-Down (Buck)  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules

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User guides (1)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views TI Recommends
PDF 5036 27 Aug 2014 191
Design files (6)
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PDF 1990 15 Sep 2014 24
ZIP 274 15 Sep 2014 23
PDF 116 15 Sep 2014 18
PDF 110 15 Sep 2014 42
PDF 68 15 Sep 2014 67
ZIP 1294 15 Sep 2014 68


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