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Power Line Communication (PLC) Solution

TI's PLC modem systems provide the best performing communication platform for today's Smart Grid networks around the world.

Modern PLC networks utilize OFDM modulation techniques to increase data throughput rates and reliability in inherently noisy environments such as electric grids. And due to its successful history of OFDM expertise, Texas Instruments has long been a pioneer in developing OFDM communications technology.

TI's PLC solutions provide the flexibility of a single hardware and software design that can support multiple standards and therefore a single global platform, which reduce R&D costs and speed time to market.

Key Solution Features:

  • Complete, certified and field-tested PLC modem for PRIME/G3 PLC standards  
  • Fully integrated high-output Tx/Rx analog front end for PLC supports FSK, SFSK, OFDM (PRIME, G3 compliant); Direct digital interface to TI PLC processor with up to 20-VPP output at 1.5 A
  • Optimized F2806x Piccolo MCU provides the power of the C28x core and CLA, coupled with integrated control peripherals in low pin-count devices
  • Circuit initialization and timing supervision processor-based solution
  • TMDSPLCKIT-V3 C2000™ Power Line Modem Developer's Kit includes two PLC modems, PRIME or G3 PLC software, built-in USB JTAG emulation, all necessary power and connection cables, 32KB limited Code Composer Studio™ (CCS) integrated development environment

Design Tools:

Manufacturer P/N Description Dev Tools Buy Now/Datasheet
TMS320F28069PNT C2000™ Piccolo Microcontroller TMDSPLCKIT-V3 C2000™ Power Line Modem Developer's Kit
AFE031AIRGZT Power Line Communications Analog Front End  
TPS3828-33DBV Processor Supervisory Circuits  
TPS62240 2.25MHz 300mA Step-Down Converter in 2x2mm SON/TSOT23 Package  
SN74LVC2G07DBV Dual Buffer/Driver with Open-Drain Output  

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