OFDM Narrowband Power Line Networking System on Chip

ST7590 is the first complete Narrowband OFDM power line communication system-on-chip made using a multi-power technology with state of the art VLSI CMOS lithography. The ST7590 is based on dual core architecture to assure outstanding communication performance with a very high level of flexibility and programmability for either open standard or fully customized implementations.

Key Features

  • Fully integrated narrow-band power line networking system-on-chip
  • High performing DSP engine with embedded turn-key firmware for Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) modulation, featuring:
    • 96 sub-carriers in CENELEC A band
    • BDPSK, QDPSK, 8DPSK programmable modulations
    • Programmable bit rate up to 128 kbps
    • Convolutional coding and Viterbi decoding
    • Signal to noise ratio and channel quality estimation
    • Full PRIME compliant PHY
  • On chip peripherals:
    • Host controller UART/SPI interface
    • I2C/SPI external data memory interface
    • High speed SRAM controller for optional external SRAM program code execution
    • Watchdog timer
  • On chip 128 bit AES encryption HW block
  • Fully integrated analog front end:
    • ADC and DAC
    • High sensitivity receiver
    • High linearity transmitter with intelligent gain control
  • Fully integrated power line driver
    • Up to 1 Arms, 14 Vpp single ended
    • Configurable active filtering topology
    • Ultra low distortion
    • Embedded temperature sensor
    • Current control
  • 3.3 V or 5 V I/O digital I/O supply
  • Integrated 5 V and 1.8 V linear regulators for AFE and digital core supply
  • 8 V to 18 V line driver power supply
  • Suitable for applications compliant with EN50065 and FCC part 15 specifications
  • -40 °C to +85 °C temperature range
  • QFN48 7x7 (ST7590) and TQFP 100 14x14 (ST7590T) exposed pad package options

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Technical Documentation

Product Specifications
Description Version Size
DS7069 DS7069: Narrow-band OFDM power line networking PRIME compliant system-on-chip 1.0 614 KB
Application Notes
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AN4444 AN4444: ST7590 PRIME compliant power line networking SoC design guide 2.0 3 MB
AN3975 AN3975: Transparent serial link over ST7590 OFDM PRIME modem 1.1 1 MB
User Manuals
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UM1038 UM1038: Hardware interconnection of the STM32™, SPEAr™3xx, and ST75xx 1.2 796 KB
Design Notes & Tips
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DN0025 DN0025: Maximize Power Line Communication signal level on ST7590 PRIME compliant applications 1.0 268 KB

Publications and Collaterals

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STarGRID power-line flyer 765 KB
STarGRID power-line networking SoC platform 1.0 278 KB
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Smart grid distribution and smart meters - Energy-efficient solutions 2.0 1 MB
Magazine Articles
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SMArt Street lighting solutions: Remote Control Protocol Over Power Line communication 536 KB

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Part Number Package Packing Type Marketing Status Unit Price (US$) * Quantity Output Current (mA) ECCN (EU) ECCN (US) Country of Origin More info Order from ST Order from Distributors
ST7590TR VFQFPN 48 7x7x1.0 Tape And Reel Active - - - 5A002A1A 5A002A1A PHILIPPINES MORE INFO
ST7590T TQFP 100 14x14x1.0 Tray Active 6.7 1000 - 5A002A1A 5A992C MALAYSIA MORE INFO DISTRIBUTOR AVAILABILITY

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Quality & Reliability

Part Number Marketing Status Package Grade RoHS Compliance Grade Material Declaration**
ST7590 ActiveVFQFPN 48 7x7x1.0IndustrialEcopack2 0 0
ST7590TR ActiveVFQFPN 48 7x7x1.0IndustrialEcopack2
ST7590T ActiveTQFP 100 14x14x1.0IndustrialEcopack2 0 0

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