DLMS stack for PIC® microcontrollers developed by Microchip


Chandler, AZ, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — July 20, 2011 – A DLMS protocol stack that is optimised for 16-bit PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs) has been developed by Microchip and Kalki Communication Technologies Ltd.

To make the DLMS certification process faster and easier, the software stack has been tested and verified by the DLMS User Association and is customised to operate on all of Microchip’s 16-bit PIC® microcontrollers and dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs). Additionally, the stack has been developed to ensure seamless integration with Microchip’s communication protocol stacks, including TCP/IP, ZigBee® and PLC, to cover a broad spectrum of smart energy applications. The small memory footprint enables the use of the most compact and cost-effective MCUs. For European applications, the stack provides support for the IEC 62056-21 Mode E implementation.

The Explorer 16 Development Board can be used to develop DLMS solutions using Microchip’s portfolio of 16-bit MCUs and DSCs.  

This new DLMS stack is available in four versions: A free DLMS Evaluation Library for 16-bit MCUs, the DLMS-lite Stack for 16-bit MCUs (SW500160), the DLMS Stack for 16-bit MCUs (SW500162), and the DLMS Explorer (SW500164) Windows® based DLMS/COSEM client application.