PLCC Module

Communication Module
Narrow Band PLCC

Power-line communication (PLC) is a communication technology that uses electrical wiring to simultaneously transmit both data and electric power without any interference as both are at different frequency. It is currently being effectively used for telecommunication, tele-protection and tele-monitoring between electrical substations through EHV power lines and proved to be best low-cost communication media but the use of PLC through LT distribution lines from consumer meter up to the DCU would depend upon the condition of the distribution lines.

However, depending up on the network strength and site feasibility, PLC may be used in the smart metering of apartments and colonies where the system is robust and data can be collected at a central server through PLC communication. Ipv6, G3-PLC and PRIME are widely used protocols to enable large scale PLC communication on the electrical grid.

  • Point-Point and Point-to-Multi Point Applications.
  • Smart metering and Smart city.
  • Utility AMR/AMI Network for Electricity, Gas, Water Meters etc.
  • Automatic Street Light Control.
  • Home Automation Systems.
  • G3 Supported band plans (CENELEC – A / ARIB / FCC)
  • PRIME 1.3.6 & PRIME .4
  • Support CSMA / CA Protocol
  • 500Khz Gain Receiver & Transmit
  • 128 – bit AES encryption and decryption
  • DSP Software Protection
  • Low power operation
  • Populated with the Renesas Electronics, CPX3 controller.
  • AMI UART (9600 Baud rate) for meter to PLCC communication
  • Debug UART (115200 Baud Rate) for flashing and configuration Purpose
  • OFDM is the basic principle of PLC modulation.
  • PHY is designed to provide high data rate communication.
  • Data rates vary from 50 kbps up to 800 kbps.
  • Applicable to single phase meters
  • Boot 0 pin for enable flash mode
  • Input operating voltage 5 V, 12 V.
  • Industrial temperature range (-40C to +85C)