Industry’s first baseband IC is compliant with HD-PLC Inside

Industry’s first baseband IC is compliant with HD-PLC Inside

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HD PLC makes it possible to configure home networks using existing power lines.

The new standard incorporates intermittent operation functionality for reduced power consumption compared with existing PLC devices. ROHM is present the developments at European Utility Week (Amsterdam, Oct. 15 – 17, Booth 1.D07).

Besides HD-PLC Inside baseband processing functionality, an ARM7TDMI core will be included for handling TCP/IP and other protocols, minimizing the amount of modifications required to existing systems, reducing development load – particularly for customers new to HD-PLC technology.

Embedding HD-PLC-Inside-compliant products into home appliances (i.e. ACs, refrigerators), HEMS, BEMS, HAN, and lighting devices enables low-cost, low-power, high-speed communication over existing power lines (by simply plugging into AC outlets), providing unprecedented convenience and functionality – without the need to create a new network.

Recent years has seen increased adoption of smart grid systems such HEMS, BEMS, and HANs that connect multiple home appliances and devices and enable remote operation, energy management, and other functions that promote greater efficiency and convenience.

In 2012 ROHM joined the HD-PLC Alliance, and began development of an HD-PLC Inside compliant baseband IC utilizing a number of proprietary ROHM Group technologies.


Samples will be available in March 2014 with OEM quantities available by June 2014.

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