TI lowers barrier to entry for power line communications with new development kit and software library plcSUITE(TM)


September 8, 2010 – The industry’s only power line communications (PLC) modem supporting multiple modulations and protocol standards on a single hardware platform
Demonstrating its commitment to provide the most comprehensive products and tools for power line communications (PLC) development, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) today announced the new PLC Development Kit (TMDSPLCKIT-V2) based on the industry’s only PLC modem solution capable of supporting multiple modulation and protocol standards on a single hardware platform.

The new kit provides everything developers need to network systems and implement monitoring capabilities and other new services that reduce device maintenance cost while increasing system reliability to create greener, more efficient products.

Developers will now be able to quickly evaluate the suitability of using PLC-based communications and then jumpstart development for Smart Grid applications ranging from smart electrical meters to intelligently controlled industrial applications, including lighting, solar, home automation, building control, plug-in electrical vehicle and energy-managed appliances.