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Maxim readies 'lite' powerline device

9/28/2010 10:34 PM EDT
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Silicon_Smith   10/1/2010 6:34:02 PM
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I think Maxim is converging on the smart metering and AMR/AMI space. Introducing this PLC device is just one step of the many Maxim has been taking since last few months. Fully agree with DocDivakar

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docdivakar   10/1/2010 5:22:53 PM
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I wonder if this is from the acquisition of Teridian, 78M6618 product line. Maxim bought Teridian about 4 months ago for $300M. The 6618 product supports various current sensor technologies including current transformers (CT), resistive Shunts and Rogowski coils. Looks like Maxim may be offering a lite version of this product. I doubt if the offering is a new spin of the TINI-interface capable chip that Maxim inherited from its Dallas Semi acquisition. Dr. MP Divakar

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elctrnx_lyf   9/29/2010 9:29:59 AM
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Power line communication market will see a huge boom in the near future with the introduction of smart grid for the efficient energy use. Maxim should be trying to compete with Marvel semiconductor which acquired a start-up company working on PLC technology.

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