Electronic Design

Reference Platform Accelerates Next-Gen Smart Meters

The Newport smart meter reference platform integrates the latest in metrology, security, and powerline communications (G3-PLC) technology. To ensure that a design meets the latest performance criteria, the Newport evaluation platform integrates the 71M6541 energy-metering system on chip (SoC) that provides 0.1% accuracy across a wide current range of 2000:1. The G3-PLC chipset, which includes the MAX2991 and MAX2992, features adaptive tone mapping, notching, and robust mode to ensure communication in the noisiest of conditions. The MAXQ1050 secure microcontroller supports advanced and scalable encryption standards and protects against physical attacks from hackers. MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS, Sunnyvale, CA. (800) 998-8800.

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