Atmel-11192-Smart-Meter-Powerline-Communications Brochure

Atmel Power Line Communications
Solutions for the Smart Grid
Key Applications
• Home and industrial
automation
• Control systems
• Smart metering
• Intelligent lighting
• Smart appliances
• Other machine-to-machine
(M2M) applications
Powering the Smart Grid
With the growing popularity of micro-generation sources
like solar and wind power, smart energy is now a two-way
street, as energy moves to and from the consumer. Power line
communications (PLC), which taps into the world’s existing
wired power line infrastructure, is quickly becoming the optimal
technology to deliver the data rates and robustness required by the smart
grid— safely, quickly and dependably.
Atmel’s family of PLC system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions is designed
specifically for narrowband communications using the low-voltage electric
grid. Drawing on our deep expertise in PLC technology, we’ve created
solutions providing:
• High performance and integration levels
• Low power
• Lower bill-of-materials (BOM) costs
• PRIME compliance
• CENELEC compliance Our solutions are full digital implementations with best-in-class sensitivity,
high temperature stability and highly efficient line drivers. With free software
stacks for PLC, you’ll be able to easily manage your PLC networks and focus
on your top-level applications.
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Solutions for the Smart Grid
OFDM Solutions
Our OFDM SoCs combine hardware accelerators with an optimized PLC coupling. These SoCs achieve baud rates up to
128kbps and feature boot loaders, serial peripheral interface (SPI) and UART interfaces.
SAM4SP32A
With an unprecedented level of integration, low power and performance, the Atmel SAM4SP32A system-on-a-chip (SoC)
solution is the world’s first single-chip device based on an ARM® Cortex®-M4 processor-based microcontroller (MCU) and
targeted to the emerging PLC smart metering market. The SAM4SP32A SoC, which incorporates a pure digital implementation,
complies with the latest Power Line Intelligent Metering Evolution (PRIME) PLC specification.
Key Benefits
• Lower system costs and faster time to market due to high level of integration
• Exceptional dynamic range and sensitivity to meet smart meter requirements
• Compact, efficient and low-power solution
• PRIME compliance
• Pure digital implementation
SAM4SP32A System-on-Chip Block DIagram
JTAG
Boundary Scan
System Peripherals
JTAG ICE & SWD
LDO
ITM
WDT
PLLA
XTAL
3-20 MHz
PLLB
RC OSC
Unique
ID
Cortex-M4
TIC
NVIC
MPU
POR
Flash
1MB
Bank 1
SRAM
160 KB/
ROM
Line
IAP
FFPI
32K
SRAM
SAM-BA
Boot
AES
AHB Matrix
PMC
BOD
Flash
1MB
Bank 0
PRIME
PLC
Modem
RTC
RTT
RSTC
RC OSC
32kHz
Supply
Contr
XTAL
32kHz
Peripheral Bridge
Backup Domain
Atmel Power Line Communications - Solutions for the Smart Grid
21-channel
Peripheral DMA Controller
16-bit
Timer
x6
PDC
Up to
38
I/Os
PDC
x2
UART
PDC
x2
USART
PDC
x2
TWI
DPRAM
2.5KB
FS USB
Dev
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SAM4SP32A PRIME Meter Solution
Display
For an efficient design
process, the SAM4SP32A
device is supported by the
Atmel Studio 6 integrated
development platform (IDP).
Available free of charge, the
Atmel Studio 6 IDP includes
more than 1,600 project
examples with source code
and debuggin, simulation and
editing tools.
Energy
Measurement
ATSAM4SP32A
Line Driver
PLC Coupling
MV
SMPS
LV
ATPL210A PRIME Meter Solution
ATPL210A
The Atmel ATPL210A SoC implements a full PLC
modem. In addition to an enhanced 8051 MCU, the
ATPL210A SoC includes a media access controller
(MAC) and a modem circuit for power line medium
using OFDM.
Display
SAM4
Energy
Measurement
• Saves board space, cost and development time,
since you can use the integrated 8051 MCU as
your PRIME MCU
Serial
Peripheral
Interface
• Saves CPU time because the hardwired MAC
reduces the CPU load in PLC systems running
the PRIME protocol stack
SRAM
(262kB)
ATPL210A
• Saves more than 1W of power consumption per
system
FLASH
(4 Mbit)
Line Driver
PLC Coupling
MV
4
SMPS
LV
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Solutions for the Smart Grid
ATPL220A
The Atmel ATPL220A device is designed for PLC base
nodes implementation, with support for mono-phase
and multi-phase PLC injection. Achieve mono-phase
injection via a single device. For multi-phase PLC
injection, use several ATPL220A devices and our
multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) technology.
ATPL220A PRIME Single-Phase DC Solution
Display
Energy
Measurement
Flash
Ethernet
SAM9
RF
SDRAM
Other
• Unique active multiphase PLC PRIME technology
Serial
Peripheral
Interface
• Provides excellent performance against noise and at
high temperatures
• Consumes minimal power
ATPL220A
• Offers outstanding coupling with low BOM costs
• Improve network coverage and system
perfornances
Line Driver
PLC Coupling
MV
SMPS
LV
SAM4SP32A
Evaluation Kit
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Single-Carrier
Narrowband Solutions
CENELEC Specification
Electricity Suppliers
and Their Licensees
Our single-carrier narrowband SoCs
integrate specifically designed hardware units
(enhanced 8051 MCU, dimmer peripheral
and PLC modem), our fully digital technology
and an optimized line driver. As a result, you
get low-cost, high-performance SoCs with an
optional Embedded Communications Software
Stack (ECSS) that provides a complete
system-level solution.
Consumer Use
72KHz 76KHz
82.05KHz
66KHz
60KHz
86KHz
A
Reguires
CSMA
110KHz
132.5KHz
B
3KHz
95KHz
C
D
Prohibited
125KHz 140KHz 148.5KHz
ATPL100A
The Atmel ATPL100A SoC implements a full
PLC node using frequency-shift keying (FSK)
modulations. The ATPL100A device includes
an enhanced 8051 MCU, a MAC and a
modem circuit for power line medium.
External
SPI FLASH
Metering
Chip
LCD
Memory Controller
ATPL00B
• Saves board space, cost and development
time, since you can use the integrated 8051
MCU as your primary MCU
• Saves CPU time because the hardwired
MAC reduces the CPU load in PLC systems
• Saves more than 1W of power consumption
per system
• Delivers excellent communication
performance, with baud rates up to
4,800bps
6
128kB On-chip SRAM
XDATA
CODE
SRAM
SRAM
FSK PLC Modem
3 x UART
Boot
Loader
Timers
LCD Driver
Watchdog
8051C3A
Core
Dimmer
Peripheral
SPI0, SPI1
JTAG
Bscan
MAC Coprocessor
Clock Interface
Reset
Interface
Power
Management
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Solutions for the Smart Grid
ATPL00B
The Atmel ATPL00B PLC SoC includes an enhanced
8051 MCU, a MAC and a FSK modem circuit for the
CENELEC C band power line medium specifications.
Ideal for industrial and home automation applications,
the ATPL00B SoC uses a single 3.3V DC power
supply.
• Delivers fast CPU speeds, with machine cycles
reduced from 12 to 3 clock cycles and all
instructions executed in 1 or 2 machine cycles.
Programs are executed 5X faster than they are in
standard 8051 MCUs.
• Saves CPU time as various control software
tasks are implemented in hardware to reduce
computational load of the integrated 8051 MCU
External
SPI FLASH
Memory Controller
ATPL00B
128kB On-chip SRAM
XDATA
CODE
SRAM
SRAM
Boot
Loader
3 x UART
LCD Driver
Timers
8051C3A
Core
FSK PLC Modem
Dimmer
Peripheral
SPI0, SPI1
JTAG
Bscan
MAC Coprocessor
Clock Interface
Reset
Interface
Power
Management
• Includes dimmer peripheral that controls up to four
triacs and four switches, and supports phase angle
control for power regulation
ATPL00B
Evaluation Board
Our PLC SoCs are backed by design resources that will help you move quickly from concept to finished product. We
offer a complete line of hardware and software libraries, along with development kits, reference designs, application
notes, development tools and monitoring software.
Interested in learning more about Atmel’s PLC solutions?
Visit www.atmel.com/products/other/power_line_communications
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