The Texas Instruments TMS320F28PLC8x PLC processors are optimized to meet the
requirements for AMI networks in Smart Grid installations that will use narrowband power line
communications in the CENELEC frequency band. The CENELEC band is defined to be 35 kHz
to 90 kHz.
The F28PLC8x processors are designed to execute the entire PLC protocol stack for the
supported industry standards. TI supplies these firmware libraries to execute on the F28PLC8x
processors with no additional license fees or royalties.
The F28PLC8x processors are also used in PLC data concentrators, which act as
neighborhood-area collectors of electricity usage information from multiple end nodes.
The F28PLC8x processors are optimized to work with the AFE031 analog front end for PLC.
The AFE031 is an integrated analog front end for narrowband PLC that is capable of driving a
transformer-coupled connection to the AC Mains power line. It is ideal for driving high-current,
low-impedance lines driving up to 1.9 A into reactive loads. The AFE031 is compliant
to CENELEC A, B, C, and D (EN50065-1, -2, -3, -7) frequency bands.
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