Power line communication expansion board based on ST7580 for STM32 Nucleo

The X-NUCLEO-PLM01A1 expansion board for STM32 Nucleo is based on the ST7580 FSK, PSK multi-mode power line networking system-on-chip. It provides an affordable and easy-to-use solution for the development of connectivity applications based on power line communication. It lets you easily evaluate the communication features of the ST7580 based on a DC two-wire link between two boards.

You can also perform evaluation on an AC power line by connecting the X-NUCLEO-PLM01A1 to an STEVAL-XPLM01CPL board providing effective AC coupling and isolation. The X-NUCLEO-PLM01A1 is interfaced with the STM32 controller via UART and GPIO pins and is compatible with the Arduino UNO R3 (default configuration) and ST morpho (optional, not mounted) connectors.

Key Features

  • STM32 Nucleo expansion board based on the ST7580 power line networking system-on-chip
  • ST7580 main characteristics:
    • FSK, PSK modem for robust wireline communication up to 28.8 kbps
    • 8-18 V analog supply voltage
    • 3.3 V digital supply
    • Output transmitted signal capability up to 14 Vp-p , 1 Arms
    • Frequency range 9-250 kHz
  • TX and RX filters on board optimized for the CENELEC B (95-125 kHz) frequency band, suitable for IoT / Smart Home / Smart City applications
  • Compatible with STM32 Nucleo boards
  • Equipped with Arduino UNO R3 connectors
  • Example firmware available for point-to-point communication, compatible with STM32Cube firmware
  • RoHS compliant




Technical Documentation

Product Specifications
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DB3240 DB3240: Power line communication expansion board based on ST7580 for STM32 Nucleo 1.0 559 KB
User Manuals
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UM2189 UM2189: Getting started with the X-CUBE-PLM1 power line communication software expansion for STM32Cube 1.0 881 KB
UM2188 UM2188: Getting started with the X-NUCLEO-PLM01A1 expansion board based on ST7580 for STM32 Nucleo 1.0 1 MB

Hardware Resources

Board Manufacturing Specifications
Description Version Size
X-NUCLEO-PLM01A1 gerber files 1.0 311 KB
Bill of Materials
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Schematic Pack
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X-NUCLEO-PLM01A1 schematics 1.0 236 KB

Publications and Collaterals

Description Version Size
STM32 Open Development Environment Brochure 15.10 4 MB

Tools and Software

Embedded Software
Evaluation Tool Software
MCUs Embedded Software
Evaluation Tools
Product Evaluation Tools
Solution Evaluation Tools

Sample & Buy

Part Number Marketing Status Board production status Unit Price (US$) * Quantity ECCN (EU) ECCN (US) Country of Origin More info Order from ST Order from Distributors
X-NUCLEO-PLM01A1 Active Stock available 14.70 - 5A002A1 5A992C ITALY MORE INFO Buy Direct Add to cart DISTRIBUTOR AVAILABILITY

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Quality & Reliability

Part Number Marketing Status RoHS Compliance Grade Material Declaration**
X-NUCLEO-PLM01A1 ActiveEcopack2

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