Grid IoT Reference Design: Connecting Fault Indicators, Data Collector, Mini-RTU Using Sub-1GHz RF

(ACTIVE) TIDA-00816

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The TIDA-00816 reference design has wireless sub-1 GHz communication in a star network between multiple sensor nodes (in this case, fault passage indicators) and a collector using the TI 15.4-stack. This design is optimized for low power consumption for short range (< 50 m) using overhead fault passage indicator (FPI) and a data collector in distribution automation as an application scenario. The CC1310 device from TI's Simplelink family is a highly-integrated, single-chip solution incorporating a sub-1 GHz radio frequency (RF) transceiver and an ArmTM CortexTM M3 MCU. TI 15.4-stack is used to configure beacon mode communication over the US, ETSI, and China frequency bands. Current consumption data is available for a single packet data transfer of 1–300 bytes at a 50-kbps data rate by optimizing transmit power levels (0 to +10 dBm) and beacon intervals (0.3–5 s).

Features
  • Low power consumption for short range communication (≤ 50 meters) for FPI, data collector, substation and distribution automation end equipment:
    • Receive current below 6 mA and transmit current below 16 mA (at +10 dBm)
    • Average current consumption below 20 µA for five second beacon interval (sensor node in receive mode) in a star network
    • Current consumption data provided for US (915-MHz), ETSI (868-MHz), and China (433-MHz) frequency bands
  • Integrating low power RF in grid automation with details on:
    • Network setup
    • Beacon transmission and reception
    • Data exchange
    • Fault identification and data communication
  • Advantages of using CC1310:
    • Low active RF and microcontroller (MCU) current consumption with standby current of 0.7uA with RTC running and RAM and CPU retention
    • TI’s 15.4 stack is used to configure beacon-enabled communication between collector and sensor (fault indicator) node
    • TI SimpleLinkTM platform enables seamless integration with MCU portfolio

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Part Number Name Product Family Sample & Buy Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
CC1310  SimpleLink Sub-1 GHz Ultra-Low Power Wireless Microcontroller  SimpleLink Solutions  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
LM4040  Precision Micropower Shunt Voltage Reference  Voltage references  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
SN74AVC4T245  4-Bit Dual-Supply Bus Transceiver with Configurable Voltage-Level Shifting and 3-State Outputs  Voltage level translation  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TM4C1294NCPDT  IoT enabled High performance 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M4F based MCU  Microcontrollers (MCU)  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TPD4E004  4-Channel ESD Protection Array for High-Speed Data Interfaces  Circuit protection  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TPD6E004  Low-Capacitance 6-Channel +/-15 kV ESD Protection Array for High-Speed Data Interfaces  Circuit protection  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TPS796  Ultralow-Noise, High PSRR, Fast, RF, 1-A Low-Dropout Linear Regulators  Power management  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules

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Datasheet (1)
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PDF 3628 23 Jul 2018
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Design files (7)
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Design Kits & Evaluation Modules  ( 1 )

Name Part Number Tool Type
SimpleLink™ Sub-1 GHz CC1310 wireless MCU LaunchPad™ development kit  LAUNCHXL-CC1310  Evaluation Modules & Boards 

Software (1)

Name Part Number Software Type
SimpleLink™ Sub-1 GHz CC13x0 Software Development Kit  SIMPLELINK-CC13X0-SDK  Software Development Kits (SDK) 


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