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OFDM Narrowband Power Line Networking System on Chip
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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.

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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: Narrow-band OFDM power line networking PRIME compliant system-on-chip
1.0 614 KB

Application Notes

Description Version Size
AN3975: Transparent serial link over ST7590 OFDM PRIME modem
1.1 1,814 KB
AN4444: ST7590 PRIME compliant power line networking SoC design guide
2.0 3,387 KB

User Manual

Description Version Size
UM1038: Hardware interconnection of the STM32™, SPEAr™3xx, and ST75xx
1.2 797 KB

Design Notes & Tips

Description Version Size
DN0025: Maximize Power Line Communication signal level on ST7590 PRIME compliant applications
1.0 268 KB

Related Tools and Software

Related Tools and Software

Part Number Description
EVALKITST7590-Q1 STarGRID ST7590 SoC PRIME power line communication development kit

Publications and Collaterals


Description Version Size
STM32-PLC Smart meter solution
1,194 KB
STarGRID power-line flyer
766 KB

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Material Declaration**
ST7590ActiveVFQFPN 48 7x7x1.0Tray_-6.4Distributor reported inventory date: 2016-02-11
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ST7590TActiveTQFP 100 14x14x1.0Tray_-6.7Distributor reported inventory date: 2016-02-11
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