Power Line Communications (PLC) Lite™ Reference Design for Industrial Applications

(ACTIVE) TIDM-INDUSTRIAL-PLC

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Description

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. This design is based upon a C2000 controlCARD and an analog front end for PLC. The C2000 MCU executes the entire PLC Lite software stack. TIDM-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.

Features
  • Up to 21Kbps data rates across AC or DC power lines
  • 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
  • This design includes both hardware and software that have been validated in production systems, GUI tools for evaluation, schematics and design files, plus Getting Started guide

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TMDSCNCD28035:
F28035 Piccolo controlCARD

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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
OPA2365  2.2V, 50MHz, Low-Noise Single-Supply Rail-to-Rail Operational Amplifiers  Operational Amplifiers (Op Amps)  Sample & Buy Not Available
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
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
TMS320F28035  Piccolo Microcontroller  Real-time Control  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules
TPS735  500mA, Adjustable, Low Quiescent Current, Low-Noise, High-PSRR, Single-Output LDO Regulator  Linear Regulator (LDO)  Sample & Buy View Design Kits & Evaluation Modules

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User guides (1)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views TI Recommends
PDF 4303 06 May 2014 386
Design files (3)
Title Abstract Type Size (KB) Date Views
PDF 127 19 Jun 2014 60
ZIP 251 19 Jun 2014 96
PDF 1724 19 Jun 2014 169
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