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The ADD1010 is a System on Chip solution specifically designed for narrowband Power Line Communications. Eight programmable carrier frequencies from 60 to 132.5 kHz allow the ADD1010 to operate in CENELEC A, B and C bands, achieving baud rates up to 4800 bps. The combination of specifically designed hardware units and ADD’s fully digital technology turn the ADD1010 into a low-cost but high-performance SoC solution.

The ADD1010 complies with EHS and KONNEX standards. ADD provides an API to a proprietary Embedded Communications Software Stack (ECSS), which allows you to immediatelly develop your PLC application based on ECSS advanced MAC and PHY layer functionalities.

Typical applications are Smart Metering, Street Lighting and Home Automation.

Main Features

  • Narrowband power line EHS/KNX compliant System on Chip.
  • Fully digital solution with outstanding performance against noise. Due to the digital output, the efficiency in TX is extremely high, which implies less power consumption and/or the use of less restrictive power supply.
  • Very good performance at high temperatures.
  • Optimized Analog Front End (AFE) allows outstanding coupling with low cost BOM.
  • FSK modulation:
    • Programmable baud rates from 600 to 4800 bps
    • 8 programmable carrier frequencies from 60 to 132.5 kHz (CENELEC A, B and C bands)
  • Includes enhanced 8051 microcontroller with (optional) ADD’s Embedded Communications Software Stack (ECSS), including all necessary PHY and MAC layer functionalities.
  • ADD1010 peripherals: Medium Access Controller, PLC Modem block, Boot Loader, Watchdog timer, 3 UART, 128 kBytes internal SRAM, 24x8/28x4 segments LCD driver, Quadruple Dmmer in/out, SPI to Serial Flash and external RTC, Buffered SPI to external metering IC...

See more details in the brief datasheet. To receive the complete datasheet please contact us.

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Video overview