PLC Stamp 1200 micro
The PLC (PowerLine Communication) module gives your application access to Gigabit powerline communication based on the HomePlug® AV2 compliant MAC/PHY Transceiver QCA7500. You can realize point-to-point and multi-point connections depending on your application. The data will be transmitted as Ethernet packets over the power line. This gives you the opportunity to use TCP/IP or whatever network protocols you wish to use.
The galvanic isolation from the power line as well as the power supply is left to you so that you can design it right for you application.
The QCA7500 from Qualcomm Atheros guarantees the compatibility with many other commercial powerline devices.
Typical applications include (but are not limited to) the following scenarios:
To see how the module can be used please have a look at the PLC Stamp 1200 Micro EVK. The datasheet contains a schematic for the insertion of the PLC signals on the Powerline.
|Powerline Controller||Qualcomm QCA7500|
|Power Supply||3.3 V|
|Power Consumption||1.75 W idle / 2.5 W max.|
|Data Rate||1200 Mbit/s max.|
|Reach||300 m max.|
|Temperature Range||Consumer (see datasheet for details)|
|Size||44.7 mm x 36.2 mm x 4.0 mm|
These libraries are provided without any warranty. You receive them free of charge and understand that you cannot charge I2SE in case of any problems. There is no guarantee that the libraries are of any satisfactory quality or fitness for a particular purpose. The sole reference for you should be the datasheet.