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SM2400

SM2400

OFDM Power Line Communications

Establish a communications network over existing installed power lines!
The SM2400 is the ultimate narrowband Power Line Communication (PLC) modem that combines cost-effective design optimized for PLC applications with high flexibility and reliable communication in rough channel conditions. The SM2400 supports a variety of communication schemes ranging from OFDM-based communication standards such as PRIME, G3-PLC, and PLC4TRUCKS, to proprietary modes for improved noise immunity and data rates. The SM400 is simple to manage via a documented serial protocol to establish mesh networks and/or point to point communication.

Features

  • Configurable operational band within 5-500 kHz range
    • Compliant with CENELEC / FCC / ARIB
  • Programmable turnkey firmware options:
    • G3-PLC
    • PRIME
    • IEEE 1901.2 (including proprietary modes)
    • PLC4TRUCKS
    • XXR (proprietary)
    • Serial-to-PLC
  • High performing custom DSP engine featuring:
    • Programmable frequency notching to improve coexistence
    • Jammer cancellation
    • Adaptive tone mapping
    • Forward Error Correction - Convolutional, Reed-Salomon and Viterbi coding
    • Carrier RSSI, SNR and LQI indicators for best channel adaptation and L2/L3 metrics
    • Zero-crossing detector
  • Transmission speed: >600kbps depending on operation mode and channel conditions

Features

  • Programmable Protocol engine featuring:
    • Meshing and self-discovery mechanisms
    • IP adaptation layers - IPv4, 6LoWPAN
    • CSMA/CA channel access
    • CCM* with AES128 / AES256 encryption core
  • Seamless interface to an external line driver for optimal system performance
    • Integrated A/D and D/A
  • Peripheral Interfaces:
    • Host UART / SPI
    • Up to two additional SPIs for metrology, wireless transceiver or other devices
    • SPI master for external flash
    • 5 GPIOs
    • Special purpose control signals
    • JTAG
  • 3.3V operation (5V tolerant digital I/O)
  • Operational temperature range: -40 °C to 105 °C
  • 64pin LQFP package (7mm x 7mm)

Benefits

  • The SM2400 is a flexible and cost-optimized OFDM PLC solution that provides essential connectivity options for Internet of Things (IoT) edge devices
  • Ideal for industrial applications including smart grid, automated metering infrastructure (AMI), solar and alternative energy management, smart lighting, and industrial automation
  • Wide range of communication modes enables support of diverse application needs with a single design
  • Operates on DC, AC and MV lines
  • Industrial temperature range
  • Superior noise immunity
Product / Datasheet Description Speed Vcc range Details Status Samples Buy
               
SM2400 N-PLC Transceiver Multi-Standard Narrowband Power Line Communication Modem See Datasheet 3V - 3.6V     Order Samples Contact Us
SM2400 details
Ordering Code Package
SM2400A-MQEQ-Y 64QFP

Resources

Product Briefs and Summaries
Date Version
SM2400 Module Product Overview
SM2400-EVK2 Product Brief
SM24XX Product Overview
Datasheets
Date Version
SM2400 datasheet (Registered users only) 01/08/2018 118D
Application notes
Date Version
DC-Line PLC Communication - Application Note (Registered users only) 01/05/2019 A0
G3 Coordinator Network Formation (Registered users only) 01/08/2016 1.0
Simple Mesh User Application API for SM2400 PLC Modem (Registered users only) 01/08/2016 1.0
SM2400 3-Phase Coupling App Note (Registered users only) 01/01/2019 A0
SM2400 Sample Application (Registered users only) 01/02/2019 A0
SM2400 Sample Application Code (Registered users only) 01/05/2020 Latest
General
Date Version
Firmware: SM2400-EVK G3-PLC (All Bands) (Registered users only) 01/05/2020 Latest
Firmware: SM2400-EVK G3-PLC Passthrough (All Bands) (Registered users only) 01/05/2020 Latest
Firmware: SM2400-EVK IEEE (All Bands) (Registered users only) 01/05/2020 1.0
Firmware: SM2400-EVK IEEE Passthrough (All Bands) (Registered users only) 01/05/2020 Latest
Firmware: SM2400-EVK PLC4TRUCKS (All Bands) (Registered users only) 01/05/2020 Latest
Firmware: SM2400-EVK SM2400 Control GUI V20.05.01 (Registered users only) 01/05/2020 Latest
Firmware: SM2400-EVK XXR Passthrough (All Bands) (Registered users only) 01/05/2020 Latest
Reference designs
Date Version
Ref. Design: SM2400 for CEN-A Using ONSEMI NCS565 Line Driver (Registered users only) 01/05/2020 Latest
Ref. Design: SM2400 For CEN-A Using SGMicro SGM8423 Line Driver (Registered users only) 01/05/2020 Latest
Ref. Design: SM2400 for CEN-A Using Texas Instruments THS6222 Line Driver (Registered users only) 01/05/2020 Latest
Ref. Design: SM2400 for CEN-B Using ONSEMI NCS5651 Line Driver (Registered users only) 01/05/2020 Latest
Ref. Design: SM2400 for CEN-B USING SGMicro SGM8423 Line Driver (Registered users only) 01/05/2020 Latest
Ref. Design: SM2400 for FCC Using SGMicro SGM8423 Line Driver (Registered users only) 01/05/2020 Latest
Ref. Design: SM2400 for FCC Using Texas Instruments THS6222 Line Driver (Registered users only) 01/05/2020 Latest
Ref. Design: SM2400 for Fullband Using SGMicro SGM8423 Line Driver (Registered users only) 01/05/2020 Latest
Ref. Design: SM2400 for Fullband Using Texas Instruments THS6222 Line Driver (Registered users only) 01/05/2020 Latest
User guides and manuals
Date Version
SM2400 Bootloader User Guide (Registered users only) 01/10/2018 156B
SM2400 Evaluation Kit User Guide (Registered users only) 01/07/2019 177B
SM2400 Serial Protocol (Registered users only) 11/05/2020 155E
SM2400 Serial-2-PLC Adapter User Guide (Registered users only) 01/10/2018 156B
SM2400-EVK2 Evaluation Kit User Guide (Registered users only) 01/12/2018 174A
Using the SM2400 N-PLC Transceiver with the SGM8423 Line Driver (Registered users only) 02/06/2019 A0

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