SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Analog chip maker Maxim Integrated Products Inc. is readying a new powerline communication (PLC) device.
The product, dubbed G3-Lite, is a new version of its G3 line of PLC devices. Maxim's PLC solutions provide secure, robust data networks using existing power lines.
G3-Lite is an OFDM-based narrowband PLC device. Applications for the modem chipset include smartgrids, industrial and home automation.
The device includes two chips, including a baseband and an analog front-end. It is said to handle 100-kbps in the 10-490kHz band.
It has a mesh network capability for wider coverage (7 layers, 1000 nodes). It supports the CENELEC, FCC and ARIB frequency bands.