SunSpec-Compatible PLC BoosterPack™


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The BOOSTXL-AFE031-DF1 evaluation module features the AFE031, TI’s integrated power-line communication (PLC) analog front-end device. When paired with a supported C2000™ MCU LaunchPad™ development kit, the BoosterPack™ plug-in module offers a robust evaluation platform for PLC applications, specifically SunSpec Rapid Shutdown.

  • AFE031-based PLC transceiver for SunSpec rapid shutdown applications
  • Integrated powerline driver with thermal and overcurrent protection
  • Large output swing: 12Vpp at 1.5A with 15VDC supply
  • Programmable Tx/Rx filters and gain control
  • C2000Ware transmit and receive examples
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Evaluation board

BOOSTXL-AFE031-DF1 – SunSpec-Compatible PLC BoosterPack™

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* User guide BOOSTXL-AFE031-DF1 User's Guide Jun. 17, 2019
Certificate BOOSTXL-AFE031-DF1 EU Declaration of Conformity (DoC) Apr. 25, 2019

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