New OFDM based narrow band power line communication modules and modems are available from CODICO.
The intelligent modul GC8101 forms a complete hardware- and software networking solution. The software operates in point to point, auto-routing and broadcast modes and will create a ready to use network. In auto-routing mode, the software adapts to changing conditions on the power line automatically and selects the best configuration for data transmission. The software offers the user fast implementation with deployment cost savings. The PLC module is simply powered by 12V DC and requires 300mA of current. It is based on the narrowband OFDM PLC-Chip SM2200 from Semitech Semiconductor. Also now available is the "GC9101" a demonstration and evaluation solution. It serves as adaptation board for the GRIDCOMM Module GC8101 and provides a plastic housing including the power supply and the USB interface to the PC. User system interface options are UART, RS232 and RS485.
The DIN Rail modem "GC9200" supplements the GRIDCOMM product family and is also based on the SM2200 chip from Semitech. This product is CE and FCC approved. All three products are ideally suited for evaluation and implementation in Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Automated Meter Reading (AMR), Industrial/Home Automation, Alternative Energy, M2M, and Smart Lighting applications.
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