Maxim Smart Grid Solutions

Smart Grid Solutions
G3-PLC sets the standard for smart grid communications

Utilities need a standards-based communications platform capable of supporting a variety of new services, from automatic meter reading (AMR) to load shedding and demand-side management (DSM). Maxim G3-PLC™ provides a powerful solution that has been adopted by the IEEE® and ITU standards for low-frequency powerline communications (PLC).

Defined in partnership with utilities and meter vendors, G3-PLC is an open standard that has been tested in powerline networks around the world. It's fast, robust, and ready for deployment today. For the full story on of Maxim’s Smart Grid Solutions, please view the Smart Grid Solutions Guide.

Smart Meters

Designers and manufacturers of utility meters can use Maxim's field-proven smart-meter solutions to effectively address today's metering requirements for flexibility, high accuracy, operational efficiency, and profitability. Maxim's metering portfolio includes low-cost fixed-function devices and premium system-on-chip (SoC) devices that offer ample memory, programmability, and high accuracy. View the Smart Meters guide book section.

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Smart Meters

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Distribution Automation

Maxim's powerline monitoring products help you get products to market faster and protect valuable system infrastructure once deployed. Our solutions for power-grid monitoring increase accuracy and fault detection, while lowering infrastructure cost. View the Power-grid Monitoring guide book section.

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Power Grid Monitoring

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Smart Grid Communications

Maxim offers solutions for powerline, wireless, and serial communications for smart grid applications. This superior technology reduces noise, can eliminate the need for transformers, and overcome other environmental challenges to reduce system cost. Maxim's radio frequency ASICs support multiple standards for use in a wide range of monitoring and collection applications. View the Communications guide book section.

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Smart Grid Communications

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Solar Inverters/Microinverters

From MOSFET drivers to energy measurement to communication, Maxim's solutions ensure efficient energy conversion and accurate system diagnostics for smooth operation and predictive maintenance for solar inverters and microinverters.

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Smart Grid Communications

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Access Point

Equip your access point with all the necessary wired and wireless protocols from Maxim. Add energy measurement for enhanced monitoring capability.

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Smart Grid Communications

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PLC Modem Power Meter PA MultiProtocol RS-232 RS-485 RF Tranceiver Isolated Power DC-DC AFE LNA Op Amp Voltage Reference uP Supervisor Temp Sensor RTC with NV Ram UART Data Communication Active Filter DAC Digital Potentiometer Touchscreen Controller Multichannel ADC Power Management Op Amp Data Communication Isolated/Nonisolated Power Transformer Driver Metering SoC Data Communication Supervisory Accuratre RTC Voltage Reference
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MOSFET Drivers AC CAN RS-232 RS-485 G3-PLC Energy Measurement G3-PLC RS-232 RS-485 CAN RF Temp Sensor DC-DC Energy Measurement MOSFET Drivers DC G3-PLC RF DC-DC Battery Management Fuel Gauge Power Energy Measurement POE Temp Sensor Serial Interface WiMAX