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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User guides (1)
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PDF 1186 17 Jun 2019
More literature (1)
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PDF 36 25 Apr 2019

Software development (1)

Name Part Number Software Type
C2000Ware for C2000 MCUs  C2000WARE  Software development kits (SDK) 

Hardware development (2)

Name Part Number Tool Type
C2000 Delfino MCU F28379D LaunchPad™ development kit  LAUNCHXL-F28379D  Development kits 
C2000 Piccolo MCU F280049C LaunchPad™ development kit  LAUNCHXL-F280049C  Evaluation boards 

TI Devices (3)

Part Number Name Product Family
AFE031  1500mA, integrated, powerline communications (PLC) analog front-end for driving low-impedance lin  Operational amplifiers (op amps) 
SN74LVC2G07  Dual Buffer/Driver with Open-Drain Output  Buffer/driver 
TPS62177  28V, 0.5A Step-Down Converter with SNOOZE Mode  Step-down (buck) regulators 

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