TIDA-00310 Reference Design

Texas Instruments

Analog Input: Output and Relay Drive Output Module for Smart Grid IEDs Reference Design


This reference design showcases a flexible Analog IO solution for Smart Grid devices like Protection Relays and RTUs that also need to communicate with other devices on the grid that use the analog IO such as voltage (5V to 10V DC) or current (4-20mA). This solution enables both types of IO as well as a power digital relay drive. SPI and I2C communication interfaces are available on this module for communication to the processor.

  • Analog I/O handled includes:Current Input 0-20mA / 0-24mA / 4-20mA DCVoltage Input 0-5V DC / 0-10V DCExcellent accuracy High Sampling rate (up to 500kSPS)Simplifies connectivity to MCU with SPI interfaceAnalog Output handling includes:Flexible solution – configurableCurrent/Voltage outputsDAC Daisy Chaining minimizes connectivity to MCUDigital Output handling includes:4x better power efficiency with respect to ULN series
  • Power quality analyzer
  • Multifunction relay
  • DC analog input/output module
  • Substation automation
  • Circuit breaker (ACB
  • MCCB
  • VCB)
  • Power quality meter
Product Categories
  • Data converters


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Other Documents

Title Updated Type Size (KB)
TIDA-00310 Gerber 19 Dec 2014 ZIP 1566
TIDA-00310 Altium 19 Dec 2014 ZIP 1530
TIDA-00310 PCB 19 Dec 2014 PDF 2563
TIDA-00310 Assembly Drawing 19 Dec 2014 PDF 343
TIDA-00310 BOM 19 Dec 2014 PDF 21
TIDA-00310 Schematic 19 Dec 2014 PDF 835