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. 2 © 2013 / www.atmel.com Atmel Power Line Communications 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 3 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 © 2013 / www.atmel.com Atmel Power Line Communications 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 Atmel Power Line Communications - Solutions for the Smart Grid 5 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 © 2013 / www.atmel.com Atmel Power Line Communications 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 Atmel Power Line Communications - Solutions for the Smart Grid 7 Atmel Corporation 1600 Technology Drive, San Jose, CA 95110 USA T : (+1)(408) 441. 0311 F : (+1)(408) 436. 4200 | www.atmel.com © 2013 Atmel Corporation. All rights reserved. / Rev.: Atmel-11192B-PLC Overview_E_A4_32013 Atmel®, Atmel logo and combinations thereof, and others are registered trademarks or trademarks of Atmel Corporation or its subsidiaries. ARM®, ARMPowered® logo and others are the registered trademarks or trademarks of ARM Ltd. Other terms and product names may be the trademarks of others. Disclaimer: The information in this document is provided in connection with Atmel products. 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