TIDC-HYBRID-RF-PLC Reference Design

Texas Instruments

Hybrid RF and PLC Reference Design Extends Network Coverage and Reliability


The importance of on-time response and monitoring in Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and distribution automation networks increases demands on reliable communications. This TI Design addresses this issue by implementing a solution with both RF and Power Line Communication (PLC). This design can help improve network performance, reliability,  capacity, and scalability. The CC13xx wireless MCU acts as both the RF protocol processor and the host for the PLC processor, resulting in additional cost-saving for the system design. This design is based on a proprietary RF solution to provide a reference for choosing various RF protocols and frequency bands as required in different markets.

  • Improve network reliability via simultaneous transmission over wireless and PLC networks. Improve network capacity via spatial multiplexing by utilizing the RF and PLC networks to simultaneously transmit independent data. 
  • Power Line Communications
  • Wireless Communications
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