The STSW-ST8500GH package provides the software ecosystem for ST’s G3-PLC hybrid PLC&RF connectivity technology evaluation, based on the ELVKST8500GH868, EVLKST8500GH915 kits that include all the functions required for plug-and-play communication networking.
The host controller application firmware example allows testing the PLC and RF communication exploiting the IPv6 layer interface of the ST8500 modem.
The G3-PLC hybrid PLC&RF communication stack has full flexibility to be configured in any of the available bandplans for both PLC (CEN-A, CEN-B or FCC) and RF (according to the RF Sub-GHz module selection).
Messages between two nodes in the PLC&RF hybrid network are sent over the best available medium: PLC or RF. The media selection for each link in the network is done automatically and adjusted dynamically, enabling highly efficient hybrid mesh networking.
The ST hybrid PLC&RF solution is based on open standards and enables seamless integration into existing G3-PLC networks and adoption in multiple applications and systems. For more information on the G3-PLC hybrid PLC&RF solution, please visit the G3-PLC Alliance website: https://www.g3-plc.com/what-is-g3-plc/g3-plc-hybrid-plcrf/
Note that at least two EVLKST8500GH868 or EVLKST8500GH915 kits must be ordered to test hybrid PLC&RF connectivity between two nodes.
Complete software package for evaluation and application development based on ST’s G3-PLC hybrid PLC&RF connectivity solution
Developed for ELVKST8500GH868, EVLKST8500GH915 hybrid PLC&RF connectivity development kits based on ST8500, STLD1 and S2-LP devices, as protocol controller, PLC line driver and RF transceiver, and STM32G070RB host controller
The package includes a single set of Protocol Engine and Real Time Engine modem firmware images (binaries) for G3-PLC hybrid PLC&RF PAN Coordinator and Device
A complete firmware framework based on CubeMX, ready for customer application firmware development and integration, is included as source code for the host controller
Easy expansion of the application functionalities is possible through the STM32 Nucleo Open Development Ecosystem, with a wide choice of specialized X-NUCLEO modules that can be connected to the NUCLEO host MCU board