The Microchip's SAM4CP16C is a Smart Metering platform based on a high performance 32-bit, dual core ARM Cortex-M4 RISC processor providing maximum speed of 120 MHz each, 1Mbytes of embedded Flash, 128 Kbytes of SRAM and on-chip cache. SAM4CP16C includes an advanced cryptographic engine and embeds a modem for G3-PLC power line communication. G3- PLC is an open standard technology supported by internationally recognized standards bodies and promoted by the G3-PLC Alliance. Representatives from the Smart Grid ecosystem such as leading utilities, meter manufacturers, system integrators, IT vendors, automotive companies and silicon providers constitute the G3-PLC Alliance.
Atmel G3-PLC modem implementation supports CENELEC, ARIB and FCC profiles. The SAM4CP16C's unique dual ARM Cortex-M4 architecture supports implementation of signal processing, application and communications firmware in independent partitions.
The ATPL250A-EK is a hardware platform for evaluating the ATPL250A modem for G3 power line communication. The kit provides easy access to the features of the ATPL250A and explains how to integrate the device in a custom design.
The ATSAM4CP16C-EK is a hardware platform for evaluating the SAM4CP16C System-on-Chip for G3 power line communication. The kit provides easy access to the features of the SAM4CP16C and explains how to integrate the device in a custom design.