AMSTERDAM, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leveraging its proven expertise and leadership in the smart grid market, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today announced it is now sampling a fully integrated and optimized Smart Meter System on Chip (SoC) for smart electrical meter (e-meter) designs. The integration of metrology, application and communication functions in one single chip allows developers to simplify designs, increase flexibility and reduce system costs for smart e-metering applications. By eliminating the need for additional discrete components and redundant interfaces, the integration increases the reliability of smart e-meter designs. The new Smart Meter SoC provides developers with the ultimate level of integration, complements TI's complete portfolio for smart grid e-meter designs and now allows customers to scale their smart e-metering designs from several discrete components to the new integrated solution.
The new Smart Meter SoC is a fully integrated solution combining three independent engines. The metrology engine delivers 0.5 percent meter class accuracy and includes support for one-phase or three-phase meters. The independent, industry-standard ARM® Cortex™-M3 core allows ease of development for meter management firmware (DLMS/COSEM, advanced metrology, application profiles, network stack) and security with memory up to 1MB Flash. An independent, flexible communication engine includes support of multiple standards for power line communication (PLC) and radio frequency (RF) communications to allow developers to design products capable of communicating with wide area network (WAN) and home area network (HAN) domains and enabled devices. For more information on the Smart Meter SoC, visit www.ti.com/smartmeter-pr-lp
Features and benefits of TI's Smart Meter SoC:
Pricing and Availability
The Smart Meter SoC is available immediately for sampling. Production quantities are expected in 3Q 2013. Contact a TI representative for samples and pricing information.
Visit TI @ Metering Europe 2012
Texas Instruments will be showcasing the Smart Meter SoC at the Metering Europe 2012 Expo in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Oct. 9-11. Stop by booth #G30 to see other TI smart grid demonstrations, solutions and meet our team of TI smart grid experts at Metering Europe 2012.
TI's smart grid solutions
With millions of energy meter ICs shipped over the past decade, TI is the global systems provider for innovative, secure, economical and future-proof solutions for the worldwide smart grid. TI offers the industry's broadest smart grid portfolio of metrology expertise, application processors, communication systems, wireless connectivity and analog components in readily available silicon, with advanced software, tools and support for compliant solutions in grid infrastructure, utility metering and home or building automation. Learn more at www.ti.com/smartgrid.
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