Information is now available for Plan 9’s Narrow-band Power Line Communications (PLC) IP. Components ready to construct an analog front-end (AFE) include the high current line driver, noise, switchable gain, high input swing receiver blocks, and a precision reference that provides the current for both.
Possible applications for this IP are: smart meters, electric meter reading, solar panel sensing, EV car chargers, OFDM wireline communications, smart houses, smart grid, CENELEC, G3, PRIME, FCC band, ITU G.9901, IEEE 1900.2, and other applications.
These blocks are currently in fab on a MPW and should be available in Q2 2020. Please review the one page data sheets for the three circuits we are offering at this time and contact us regarding questions about technical performance or licensing/purchasing.