G3 Data Concentrator Power-Line Communication Modem
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Power Line Communications G3 Data Concentrator Software Development Kit


ACTIVE v4.7.0.6   04-Dec-2015  


New text: G3-PLC standard for narrowband OFDM Power Line Communications. The data concentrator solution is designed for the head-end systems which communicate with the end meters (“service node”) in the neighborhood area network.

The TI G3-PLC data concentrator system relies on the AM3356 ARM Cortex-A8 Microprocessor to act as the host processor. The AM3356 the upper levels of the G3-PLC software stack. The lower levels of the G3-PLC software stack execute on the C2000 MCU.


G3-PLC Features

  • CENELEC (35kHz-90kHz), ARIB (154kHz-403kHz) and FCC (154kHz-450kHz) frequency
  • Up to 35 Kbps PHY data rate in CENELEC
  • Up to 128 Kbps PHY data rate in ARIB
  • 6LoWPAN adaptation layer to support IPv6
  • Mesh, star, or point-to-point network topology
  • Co-existence with IEC-61334
  • Dynamic channel adaptations

Firmware version Features

  • G3 CENELEC (PANC) Certified
  • G3-PLC Alliance Interoperability Test successfully completed
  • Compliant with Recommendation ITU-T G.9903 (February, 2014)
  • Load-Next Generation (LoadNG) routing protocol
  • Enhanced performance for coherent/differential mode


What's Included

  • G3 DC PLC AM335x/C2000 Firmware
  • Application binary
  • Application example source codes
  • Software User Guide/Management interface spec
  • Release note

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) 
AFE032  Low-cost, integrated, powerline communications (PLC) analog front-end for driving low-impedance line  Operational amplifiers (op amps) 
F28M35H52C  C2000™ Dual Core 32-bit MCU with 250 MIPS, 1024 KB Flash  Microcontrollers (MCUs) 

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