Silicon Labs Best-In-Class Wireless Transceiver For Chinese Smart Metering Market
Silicon Labs announce a high-performance, ultra-low-power wireless transceiver optimized for China’s rapidly growing smart metering market. Silicon Labs’ new Si4438 EZRadioPRO IC is designed to maximize wireless range and battery life while reducing bill of materials cost by 30 percent for smart meters. Designed for the 425-525 MHz ISM band, the Si4438 transceiver also provides an ideal sub-GHz wireless solution for in-home energy management ...
Altera FPGA-Based HSR/PRP Reference Design Targeting Smart Grid Automation Equipment
Altera expands its FPGA-based solutions targeting smart energy systems with a High-availability Seamless Redundancy and Parallel Redundancy Protocol reference design targeting smart grid substation automation equipment. Developed jointly with Flexibilis Oy the IEC 62439-3-compliant reference design includes Flexibilis Redundant Switch intellectual property implemented on an Altera low-power, low-cost Cyclone-class FPGA or Cyclone V SoC.
ANS6201, an Analog Front End that makes Power Line Communication for smart grids more reliable
AnSem NV announces the availability of a flexible and low power Analog Front End (AFE) for power line communication (PLC) in the lower frequency bands. The ANS6201 is a single chip Analog Front End built in 0.18µm TSMC technology that integrates all main blocks, including filters, for a narrowband OFDM PLC transceiver.
TI Expands Fully Integrated SoCs For Polyphase Smart Meters Portfolio
Texas Instruments today announced 60 new fully integrated metering SoCs to be demonstrated at DistribuTECH 2013. The MSP430F677x SoCs can achieve electricity measurement accuracy that meets or exceeds global regulatory requirements for smart polyphase e-meters including IEC 62053-22 and ANSI C12.20 Class 0.2 standards.In addition, the large integrated memory on MSP430F677x SoCs enables more sophisticated metering features; while advanced anti-tam...
Freescale To Demonstrate End-To-End Connected Solutions For Smart Metering At DistribuTECH
Freescale plans to demonstrate a broad set of solutions for the smart grid market at the DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, Calif., taking place Jan. 29-31. At the Freescale booth (#1145), attendees will see Freescale technology supporting the “last mile” of smart grid ecosystem, including Internet of Things-accessible devices.
Silicon Labs To Showcase Wireless AMI Solutions At DistribuTECH
Silicon Laboratories will showcase its wireless solutions for advanced metering infrastructure at DistribuTECH, the utility industry’s leading smart grid conference, held in San Diego, California, Jan. 29-31. Silicon Labs’ mixed-signal devices, including wireless radios, ultra-low-power 8-bit microcontrollers, 32-bit Precision32 MCUs and digital isolators, assist in the communications, sensing, calibration, timing, processing, security and re...
New medium voltage inductive coupler for smart grids
PREMO MICU-300A-S/LF inductive cupler transmits the PLC signals between power line and PLC data transceiver without connection of communication cable to power line. This inductive coupler has a safer installation (High insulation > 5 kV) than a capacitive coupler.
IBM, STMicroelectronics and Shaspa Advance Smarter Home Initiative
STMicroelectronics and Shaspa today announced a collaboration to tap cloud and mobile computing for manufacturers and service providers to provide innovative ways for consumers to manage and interact with their homes’ functions and entertainment systems using multiple user interfaces such as voice recognition and physical gestures for a smarter home.
STMicroelectronics and Tatung Collaborate to Enable Smarter Homes
The era of the smart, connected home that offers its occupants a greener, safer, more convenient and more enjoyable lifestyle has been brought closer through a unique collaboration announced today by STMicroelectronics and Tatung. Working together, the two companies have developed an array of smart-home appliances that can be interconnected to form a smart-home ecosystem.
Power Line Communication make a Smarter Grid
Nexans has recently hosted a technical conference highlighting the vital role that Power Line Communications solutions, deployed over existing electrical distribution infrastructure, will play in the creation of Smarter Grids.