PLC Technology

The AFE031 is a fully-integrated analog front-end

The AFE031 is a fully-integrated analog front-end,

featuring an output drive of 1.5A and an active filter that exceeds CENELEC requirements in a compact 48 lead, thermally enhanced QFN package. Adding the C2000 yields a fully programmable, single footprint solution supporting multiple modulations and protocols that can easily adapt to emerging standards.

Power Line Communication

PRIME and G3-PLC standards available today from TI

TI’s Power line communications (PLC) technology gives designers complete hardware and software solutions for introducing flexible, efficient, and reliable networking capabilities to a wide variety of applications. With unique modular hardware architecture and flexible software framework, TI’s PLC solutions are the industry’s
only PLC-based technology capable of supporting multiple protocol standards and modulation schemes with a single platform, enabling designers to leverage product lines across global markets. The flexibility of the platform also allows developers to optimize hardware and software performance for specific environmental operating conditions while simplifying end-to-end product design. Based on TI’s powerful C2000™ microcontroller architecture, developers can select the right blend of processing capacity and peripherals for adding PLC to an existing design or implementing a complete application with PLC communications.

To get started with TI’s PLC Modem solutions and introduce networking to your next metering, lighting, or control application, TI offers a variety of demonstration platforms and development kits.

Smart Grid and Intelligent Control Applications

Power line communications technology enhances intelligence and reliability across a broad range of smart grid applications, including smart electrical meters, lighting, solar, electric car charging, smart appliances, home automation, intelligent building control, and networking. Suited for applications such as smart metering and control applications, TI offers a robust Low Frequency Narrowband PLC technology ensuring data integrity while lowering power consumption and reducing system cost. Developers also speed design, tuning, and testing with the TI plcSUITE™, a comprehensive development platform offering programmable modulation and protocol libraries within a complete software framework. TI’s PLC roadmap will provide developers with PLC solutions for every stage of the Smart Grid from utility substations to the entire home area network.

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Recommended Analog Front End Products

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Receiver  
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Transmitter  
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Software

SW package Description Key Features Applications

PRIME


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PRIME = PoweRline Intelligent Metering Evolution. Iberdrola specs based PLC modem standard for Low voltage Line. Open, public and non-proprietary telecommunications architecture to enable the building of smart grids.
  • Low Frequency Narrowband OFDM
  • Cenelec A Band
  • Up to 128kbps PHY data rate
  • IEC61334-4-32 convergence
  • IPV4
  • AES-128
  • Tree network topology
  • Electrical Meters remote reading
  • Any smart grid application compatible with Cenelec A frequency Band
  • References

G3


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ERDF specs based PLC modem communication standard designed for Medium and Low Voltage Line for Automatic Meter Management and smart grid applications
  • Low Frequency Narrowband OFDM
  • Cenelec A Band, B band and FCC
  • up to 32kbps PHY data rate
  • 6LowPAN adaptation to support IPV6
  • AES-128
  • point to point, star, mesh network topology
  • Co-exist with IEC61334
  • Crossing transformers
  • Dynamic channel adaptations
  • Electrical Meters remote reading
  • Any smart grid application compatible with A, B, FCC frequency Band
  • References

FlexOFDM™


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Flexible proprietary PLC implementation approach taking the best of PRIME and G3 and giving flexibility of the protocol stack to user (user can just pick the PHY) with focus on bandwidth, lower data rate, robustness, flexible upper layer stack, smaller MIPS/memory footprint to match specific Smart Grid Applications needs (example: lighting, solar..)
  • Low Frequency Narrowband OFDM
  • Cenelec A, B, C Band as well as sub 10kHz
  • Scalable bit rate up to 128kbps
  • Standard and ROBO Mode
  • Crossing transformers
  • Scalable to optimize system cost by enabling
    • frequency band selectivity
    • data rate versus complexity trade-off
    • distance versus robustness trade-off
  • Electrical Meters remote reading
  • Home Area Network
  • Solar, Lighting
  • proprietary implementation

PLC-Lite


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Low data rate PLC implementation (up to 245kbps) based on PRIME-OFDM with BPSK and newly defined extra-robust ROBO mode on lower end of c2000 piccolo-B (F28035) device. Basic MAC with CSMA/CA and message interface to host application processor through UART. Support point-2-point or point-2-multipoint communications
  • Low Frequency Narrowband OFDM
  • Cenelec A
  • PRIME BPSK and ROBO Mode
  • CSMA/CA MAC
  • Electrical Meters remote reading
  • Home Area Network
  • Solar, Lighting
  • Proprietary implementation

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