PL485-EK is an evaluation kit for the PL485, a programmable System On Chip (SOC) for narrow-band Power Line Communication (PLC) from Microchip. PL485 is a highly integrated PLC device which requires reduced PCB area and simplifies the design layout.
PL485-EK has been designed to be directly connected to low-voltage DC power rails covering the frequency range 95 .. 125kHz, as an example for industrial low-range applications. The kit can be coupled to the AC mains by means of Microchip accessory PLC-AC-Coupler. The kit can be also modified to address additional frequency bands following Microchip reference designs and design recommendations.