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The metering market is facing many challenges in today's rapidly evolving world. Government regulations, competitive forces, technology innovations and end customer expectations are fueling unprecedented changes in this market. We understand the design challenges facing meter designers, whether it is increasing meter accuracy and reliability while lowering total system cost or engaging the end customer in their home as part of the home area network. Our solutions are used in millions of meters worldwide. We want to be a partner in your success, not just a vendor.

Application Support

  • Low-power design
  • Anti-tampering features
  • Wireless communication
  • Advanced billing schemes
  • Simplified meter calibration
  • Capacitive touch keys

Technologies

  • eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology
  • Industry-leading accuracy in energy measurement
  • High integration for lower system cost
  • Broad range of Zigbee®, Wi-Fi® and sub-GHz solutions
  • mTouch® technology for robust meter design

Products

  • MCP39xx AFEs
  • Metering ICs
  • PIC® microcontrollers
  • 802.15.4 (Zigbee),  802.11 (Wi-Fi®) and sub-GHz radios
  • Flash, EEPROM and EERAM memory
  • Standalone Real-Time Clock/Calendars (RTCCs)
  • DC-DC conversion

Smart Energy Analog Front End Products


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Product Power Type Device Type Power Monitoring Resolution (bits) Input Channels Sample Rate (kSPS Max)
MCP3901 Single-Phase Energy Meter Analog Front End AC, DC 24 2 64
MCP3903 Poly-Phase Energy Meter Analog Front End AC, DC 24 6 64
MCP3905A Single-Phase Energy Meter IC AC, DC 16 2 14
MCP3905L Single-Phase Energy Meter IC AC, DC 16 2 14
MCP3906A Single-Phase Energy Meter IC AC, DC 16 2 14
MCP3909 Single-Phase Energy Meter IC AC, DC 16 2 14
MCP3910 Single-Phase Energy Meter Analog Front End AC, DC 24 2 125
MCP3911 Single-Phase Energy Meter Analog Front End AC, DC 24 2 125
MCP3912 Poly-Phase Energy Meter Analog Front End AC, DC 24 4 125
MCP3913 Poly-Phase Energy Meter Analog Front End AC, DC 24 6 125
MCP3914 Poly-Phase Energy Meter Analog Front End AC, DC 24 8 125
MCP3918 Single-Phase Energy Meter Analog Front End AC, DC 24 1 125
MCP3919 Poly-Phase Energy Meter Analog Front End AC, DC 24 3 125
MCP39F501 Single-Phase Power Monitoring AC 24 2 0.0125
MCP39F511 Single-Phase Power Monitoring AC 24 2 0.0125
MCP39F511A Single-Phase Power Monitoring AC, DC 24 2 0.0125
MCP39F511N Single-Phase, Poly-Phase Power Monitoring AC 24 3 0.0125
MCP39F521 Single-Phase Power Monitoring AC, DC 24 2 0.0125

Documentation


Title Download
AN1426 - Design Tips for the MCP3911 Download
AN1151 - PIC18F2520 MCP3909 3-Phase Energy Meter Reference Design - Meter Test Results and Adapting the Meter Design for other Requirements Download
AN994 - IEC Compliant Active-Energy Meter Design Using the MCP3905/6 Download
AN1300 - Designing with the MCP3901 Dual Channel Analog-to-Digital Converters Download
Title Download
Utility Metering Brochure Download
Smart Energy Solutions Brochure Download

Reference Designs


Title Part Number Devices Supported
MCP39F521 Power Meter ADM00686 MCP39F521, MCP1754S, MCP2221, MCP9700
MCP39F511 Power Meter ADM00667 MCP39F511, MCP2221, MCP6021, MCP9700
MCP39F11N Power Meter ADM00706 MCP39F511N, MCP1754S, MCP2221
MCP39F501 Power Meter ARD00455 MCP39F501, MCP1754S, MCP2200, MCP9700
MCP3905A Energy Meter MCP3905RD-PM1 MCP3905A, MCP3906A

Smart Energy Monitoring, Metering & Control Session (DESIGN West 2012)

Government regulations and the cost of building power generating systems are two forces driving a more efficient power distribution system. To achieve the goal of enabling the smart grid, an integrated system for power measurement, monitoring, communication and control is essential. This session presents Microchip’s solutions from energy measurement devices through communications.