New family of smart metering ICs from smart grid market entrant IDT


Mansour Izadinia,
Senior Vice President
Analog and Power,
San Jose, CA, U.S.A. — (METERING.COM) — July 19, 2010 – Mixed signal semiconductor solution provider Integrated Device Technology has announced its entry into the smart grid industry with its first family of metering ICs for smart meters.

The new metering solutions (90E21, 90E22, 90E23, 90E24) feature a wide dynamic range of 5000:1, allowing manufacturers to merge the various types of meters currently available, such as 5(20)A, 10(40)A, 15(60)A and 20(80)A, into one standard model 5(100)A, simplifying the manufacturing process and reducing the storage and management complexity for utilities. In addition, the new IDT metering ICs feature low temperature drift.

“These new solutions are testament to the innovative work being done at IDT. By integrating our power management and system expertise with our digital heritage, we have created solutions allowing us to enter into a new target market,” said Mansour Izadinia, senior vice president of Analog and Power at IDT. “By working closely with our customers, we are bringing to market innovative products that address issues specific to existing devices available in the marketplace. By utilizing our unique skill set, we will continue to raise the competitive bar.”

The new IDT metering ICs are fully compliant with International (both IEC and ANSI) and Chinese standards. The devices are fully programmable, and feature an anti-tampering mode for protection against energy meter tampering.