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To efficiently manage a complex electric energy distribution network, utilities must have an instantaneous view of energy input and consumption and possibly work to encourage consumer behavior that could help flatten out peaks in demand. The notion of Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) and Automatic Meter Infrastructures (AMI) are the enabling technologies for the so-called Smart Grid concept.

Power Line Communication (PLC), a wired communication technology, has definitely become the underlying technology at the heart of many of the standards dedicated to electric energy distribution such as G3-PLC, PRIME, Meters and More and SunSpec.

We have a comprehensive offer of PLC transceivers, systems-on-chip (SoC), and STM32 microcontrollers for building energy meters and concentrators that comply with today’s major standards together with a range of evaluation and development tools in addition to reference designs.

Featured Products

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EVALKITST7580-1 ST7580 Power Line Networking System On Chip Demonstration kit Quick view

Key Features

  • Suitable for point-to-multipoint 2-way power line communication (PLC) over AC mains
  • Flexible 2-board architecture:
    • EVALST7580-1, PLC board based on the ST7580 narrow-band FSK/PSK power line networking system-on-chip
    • EVLALTAIR900-M1, wide-range input voltage, 7.5 W power supply board based on the ALTAIR04-900 quasi-resonant current-mode SMPS controller
  • STM32 microcontroller hosted on the EVALST7580-1 board to handle the ST7580 device and build a standalone power line node
  • External access through several interface types: USB, SPI, I2 C, USART, JTAG
  • Opportunity to save and load data to/from an external μ-SD card
  • Intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) for the Windows® environment with fully programmable transceiver parameters
  • Suitable for CENELEC EN50065 and FCC part 15 compliant applications

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EVLKSTCOMET10-1 STCOMET smart meter system-on-chip development kit Quick view

Key Features

  • Full single phase meter development kit based on the STCOMET smart meter system-on-chip
  • Complete power line communication (PLC) reference design suitable to implement several PLC protocols in CENELEC, ARIB and FCC bands
  • Metering in compliance with EN 50470-1, EN 50470-3, IEC 62053-2x, up to class0.2
  • Up to 3 independent measurement channels for mains voltage and input/output current
  • Two LEDs for active and reactive energy signaling
  • Two tamper buttons
  • ARM® 32-bit Cortex® -M4F CPU embedded in the STCOMET device for system management and application host controller
  • 86 available GPIOs, general purpose LEDs and buttons and LCD on strip module
  • Digital connector for 3-phase metering extension with the EVALSTPM34
  • Relay driving circuit for unipolar and bipolar relay based on ST L2293Q monolithic driver device
  • Off-line switching mode power supply based on ST VIPER26H isolated flyback reference design (+ optional 8 - 15 V input available for laboratory tests)
  • JTAG debug over isolated USB host interface for connecting to a PC (J-Link OB)
  • Dual UART over isolated USB host interface for connecting to a PC
  • Suitable for CENELEC EN50065 and FCC part 15 compliant applications.

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STEVAL-XPLM01CPL Power line communication AC coupling circuit Quick view

Key Features

  • Complete AC coupling circuit suitable for use with any power line communication (PLC) solution
  • Can be paired with the X-NUCLEO-PLM01A1 to add full AC coupling capability
  • Tuned for transmission inside CENELEC B to D bands
  • Implements isolation and protections for safe operation
  • Suitable for the connection of laboratory equipment for PLC measurement and testing
  • RoHS compliant

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EVALKITST75MM-1 ST75MM METERS AND MORE® compliant power line communication demonstration kit Quick view

Key Features

  • METERS AND MORE compliant power line communication (PLC) demonstration and development kit based on the ST75MM system-on-chip
  • Suitable for PLC evaluation over AC mains network
  • Flexible two-board architecture:
    • EVALST75MM-1: PLC board based on the ST75MM power line networking system-on-chip compliant to the METERS AND MORE standard
    • EVLALTAIR900-M1: wide-range input voltage, 7.5 W power supply board based on the ALTAIR04-900 quasi-resonant current-mode SMPS controller
  • STM32 on-board microcontroller to manage the ST75MM device and to facilitate development of a stand-alone PLC node
  • USB and JTAG direct access to the STM32 host for programming and usage
  • Suitable for CENELEC EN50065 compliant applications in the range of 95 - 148.5 kHz

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EVALKITST8500-1 ST8500 Programmable power line communication modem System on Chip evaluation kit Quick view

Key Features

  • Power line communication evaluation kit based on ST8500 and STLD1 devices
  • Complete power line communication (PLC) reference design, suitable to evaluate several narrow-band PLC protocols (G3, PRIME, etc.) in the frequency range up to 500 kHz
  • Modular board architecture
    • ST8500 full performance PLC module including the companion STLD1 line driver
    • STM32 microcontroller mother board for system management, application host controller and interface to PC
    • STEVAL-ISA175V1, wide-range input voltage, 9.4 W power supply board based on VIPER26HD
  • Optional 12 - 15 V DC input available for laboratory tests without AC mains connection

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X-NUCLEO-PLM01A1 Power line communication expansion board based on ST7580 for STM32 Nucleo Quick view

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

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EVALKITST7580-1

ST7580 Power Line Networking System On Chip Demonstration kit

Key Features

  • Suitable for point-to-multipoint 2-way power line communication (PLC) over AC mains
  • Flexible 2-board architecture:
    • EVALST7580-1, PLC board based on the ST7580 narrow-band FSK/PSK power line networking system-on-chip
    • EVLALTAIR900-M1, wide-range input voltage, 7.5 W power supply board based on the ALTAIR04-900 quasi-resonant current-mode SMPS controller
  • STM32 microcontroller hosted on the EVALST7580-1 board to handle the ST7580 device and build a standalone power line node
  • External access through several interface types: USB, SPI, I2 C, USART, JTAG
  • Opportunity to save and load data to/from an external μ-SD card
  • Intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) for the Windows® environment with fully programmable transceiver parameters
  • Suitable for CENELEC EN50065 and FCC part 15 compliant applications

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EVLKSTCOMET10-1

STCOMET smart meter system-on-chip development kit

Key Features

  • Full single phase meter development kit based on the STCOMET smart meter system-on-chip
  • Complete power line communication (PLC) reference design suitable to implement several PLC protocols in CENELEC, ARIB and FCC bands
  • Metering in compliance with EN 50470-1, EN 50470-3, IEC 62053-2x, up to class0.2
  • Up to 3 independent measurement channels for mains voltage and input/output current
  • Two LEDs for active and reactive energy signaling
  • Two tamper buttons
  • ARM® 32-bit Cortex® -M4F CPU embedded in the STCOMET device for system management and application host controller
  • 86 available GPIOs, general purpose LEDs and buttons and LCD on strip module
  • Digital connector for 3-phase metering extension with the EVALSTPM34
  • Relay driving circuit for unipolar and bipolar relay based on ST L2293Q monolithic driver device
  • Off-line switching mode power supply based on ST VIPER26H isolated flyback reference design (+ optional 8 - 15 V input available for laboratory tests)
  • JTAG debug over isolated USB host interface for connecting to a PC (J-Link OB)
  • Dual UART over isolated USB host interface for connecting to a PC
  • Suitable for CENELEC EN50065 and FCC part 15 compliant applications.

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STEVAL-XPLM01CPL

Power line communication AC coupling circuit

Key Features

  • Complete AC coupling circuit suitable for use with any power line communication (PLC) solution
  • Can be paired with the X-NUCLEO-PLM01A1 to add full AC coupling capability
  • Tuned for transmission inside CENELEC B to D bands
  • Implements isolation and protections for safe operation
  • Suitable for the connection of laboratory equipment for PLC measurement and testing
  • RoHS compliant

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EVALKITST75MM-1

ST75MM METERS AND MORE® compliant power line communication demonstration kit

Key Features

  • METERS AND MORE compliant power line communication (PLC) demonstration and development kit based on the ST75MM system-on-chip
  • Suitable for PLC evaluation over AC mains network
  • Flexible two-board architecture:
    • EVALST75MM-1: PLC board based on the ST75MM power line networking system-on-chip compliant to the METERS AND MORE standard
    • EVLALTAIR900-M1: wide-range input voltage, 7.5 W power supply board based on the ALTAIR04-900 quasi-resonant current-mode SMPS controller
  • STM32 on-board microcontroller to manage the ST75MM device and to facilitate development of a stand-alone PLC node
  • USB and JTAG direct access to the STM32 host for programming and usage
  • Suitable for CENELEC EN50065 compliant applications in the range of 95 - 148.5 kHz

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EVALKITST8500-1

ST8500 Programmable power line communication modem System on Chip evaluation kit

Key Features

  • Power line communication evaluation kit based on ST8500 and STLD1 devices
  • Complete power line communication (PLC) reference design, suitable to evaluate several narrow-band PLC protocols (G3, PRIME, etc.) in the frequency range up to 500 kHz
  • Modular board architecture
    • ST8500 full performance PLC module including the companion STLD1 line driver
    • STM32 microcontroller mother board for system management, application host controller and interface to PC
    • STEVAL-ISA175V1, wide-range input voltage, 9.4 W power supply board based on VIPER26HD
  • Optional 12 - 15 V DC input available for laboratory tests without AC mains connection

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X-NUCLEO-PLM01A1

Power line communication expansion board based on ST7580 for STM32 Nucleo

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

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Technical Documentation

    • Description Version Size Action
      AN4018
      Data link communication protocol for the ST7580 power line networking SoC
      3.1
      834.42 KB
      PDF
      AN576
      PCB layout optimisation
      3.0
      109.53 KB
      PDF
      AN4154
      Power supply for energy meter and power line modem
      3.0
      1.32 MB
      PDF
      AN2451
      ST7540 FSK powerline transceiver design guide for AMR
      3.4
      2.38 MB
      PDF
      AN4068
      ST7580 power line communication system-on-chip design guide
      2.0
      5.88 MB
      PDF
      AN5336
      ST8500 host interface driver
      1.0
      978.47 KB
      PDF
      AN5120
      ST8500 programmable power line communication modem System on Chip design guide
      2.0
      1.79 MB
      PDF
      AN4875
      STCOMET smart meter and power line communication system-on-chip G3-PLC characterization
      1.0
      2.09 MB
      PDF
      AN4732
      STCOMET smart meter and power line communication system-on-chip development kit
      3.0
      2.52 MB
      PDF
      AN4274
      The serial communication driver between the ST7580 and the STM32Fx
      1.0
      403.87 KB
      PDF
      AN316
      Transil™ clamping protection mode
      4.3
      432.1 KB
      PDF
      AN4018

      Data link communication protocol for the ST7580 power line networking SoC

      AN576

      PCB layout optimisation

      AN4154

      Power supply for energy meter and power line modem

      AN2451

      ST7540 FSK powerline transceiver design guide for AMR

      AN4068

      ST7580 power line communication system-on-chip design guide

      AN5336

      ST8500 host interface driver

      AN5120

      ST8500 programmable power line communication modem System on Chip design guide

      AN4875

      STCOMET smart meter and power line communication system-on-chip G3-PLC characterization

      AN4732

      STCOMET smart meter and power line communication system-on-chip development kit

      AN4274

      The serial communication driver between the ST7580 and the STM32Fx

      AN316

      Transil™ clamping protection mode

Publications and Collaterals

    • Description Version Size Action
      ST Protection Finder - The new app for Android and iOS 1.0
      1.52 MB
      PDF
      STCOMET: Future-proof smart grid solutions FLSTCOMET1016
      285.29 KB
      PDF
      STarGRID power-line networking SoC platform 08.2017
      774.28 KB
      PDF
      Turnkey PLC chipset for smart-energy infrastructure 10.2017
      775.07 KB
      PDF

      ST Protection Finder - The new app for Android and iOS

      STCOMET: Future-proof smart grid solutions

      STarGRID power-line networking SoC platform

      Turnkey PLC chipset for smart-energy infrastructure

Design Tools

    • Part Number

      Transient voltage suppressor smart selection tool

Development Tools

    • Part Number

      Protection product finder application for Android and iOS

Embedded Software

    • Part Number

      STEVAL-IHP005V1 application software setup

      Firmware to connect STM32 Nucleo with the X-NUCLEO-PLM01A1 expansion board and EVALKITST7580-1 GUI

      Generic PC GUI to control hardware based on STCOMET or ST8500 devices

    • Part Number

      Power line communication expansion software based on ST7580 for STM32Cube

Interfaces and Transceivers

Part number Description
ST7540 B-FSK - Stripped down Power Line Transceiver
ST7580 FSK, PSK multi-mode power line networking system-on-chip
ST75MM METERS AND MORE® compliant power line communication
ST8500 Programmable power-line communication modem system-on-chip
STCOMET Smart meter and powerline communication system-on-chip
STLD1 Power-line communication dual line driver
Part number
B-FSK - Stripped down Power Line Transceiver
FSK, PSK multi-mode power line networking system-on-chip
METERS AND MORE® compliant power line communication
Programmable power-line communication modem system-on-chip
Smart meter and powerline communication system-on-chip
Power-line communication dual line driver