US fabless semiconductor company EnVerv has announced that its EV8000 system-on-chip platform passed interoperability tests with G3-PLC standards held last month.
Dr Farrokh Farrokhi, vice president of Engineering at EnVerv, said: “We are pleased to achieve full G3-PLC interoperability of our EV8000 Modem.
“By providing a fully programmable solution, we demonstrated our ability to interoperate in all of the frequency bands supported by the G3-PLC specification, while servicing all the standard and optional modes of G3-PLC. Completing this round of interoperability tests gives our customers further confidence that their EnVerv based products can be deployed in any G3-PLC network worldwide.”
The EV8000 is a single-chip PLC SoC with programmable frequency bands, covering CENELEC-A, FCC and ARIB bands.
The EV8000 soft-modem can be programmed to operate in ITU-T G.9903 (G3-PLC), ITU-T G.9904 (PRIME), IEEE P1901.2 and IEC-61334 (S-FSK) modes by downloading their respective firmware code to the chip remotely over the power line network.