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PL360B

Power Line Communication (PLC) modem

Status: In Production

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Device Overview

Summary

The PL360B is a programmable modem for narrow-band Power Line Communication (PLC), able to run any PLC protocol in the frequency band below 500 kHz.

This device has been designed to comply with FCC, ARIB, KN60 and CENELEC EN50065 regulations matching requirements of Internet of Things and Smart Energy applications. It supports state-of-the-art narrow-band PLC standards such as ITU G.9903 (G3-PLC®), ITU G.9904 (PRIME) as well as any other narrowband PLC protocols, being at the same time a future-proof platform able to support the evolution of these standards.

The PL360B has been conceived to be driven by external Microchip host devices, thus providing an additional level of flexibility on the host side. The Microchip host device loads the proper PLC-protocol firmware before modem operation and controls the PL360 modem.

Additional Features
  • Programmable Narrow-Band Power Line Communication (PLC) Modem
  • Integrated PLC Front end
    • PGA with automatic gain control and ADC
    • DAC and transmission driver support direct line driving or external Class-D amplifier driving
    • Digital transmission level control
    • Supports two independent transmission branches for the PLC signal
    • Up to 500 kHz PLC signal bandwidth
  • Cryptographic engine and secure boot
    • AES 128, 192, 256 supported
    • Secure boot: supports AES-128 CMAC for authentication and AES-128 CBC for decryption
    • Fuse programming control for decryption and authentication
  • Optimized PLC modem architecture
    • Combines high-performance CPU with specific co-processors for digital signal processing, plus dedicated hardware accelerators for common PLC tasks
    • Dedicated SRAM memories for code and data
  • Available in TQFP-48 and QFN-48 packages
Parametrics
Name
Value
Device Type
Modem
Technology
G3/PRIME
Crypto Engine
Yes
Temperature Range (°C)
-40 to 85
Frequency Band
[0..500 ] kHz
Flash/SRam
Internal SRAM

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Data Sheet

06/11/2018
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User Guides

07/16/2018
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Development Environment

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Demo & Evaluation Boards
EVK for ATPL360
EVK for ATPL360 ( ATPL360-EK )

ATPL360-EK is an evaluation kit for the PL360B modem from Microchip. The evaluation kit includes two PL360MB smart metering boards, allowing to evaluate the performance of PL360B device in point to point links using Power Line Communication (PLC).

Each PL360MB board in this evaluation kit is a full-featured platform to develop a complete Smart Meter. PL360MB boards include a PL360B...

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RoHS Information

Part Number
Device Weight (g)
Shipping Weight (Kg)
Lead Count
Package Type
Package Width
Solder Composition
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RoHS
China EFUP
MPL360B-I/Y8X
0.142800
2.940000
48
TQFP
7x7x1mm
Matte Tin
e3
MPL360BT-I/Y8X
0.142800
0.300000
48
TQFP
7x7x1mm
Matte Tin
e3
MPL360B-I/SCB
0.105000
0.106122
48
VQFN
6x6x0.9mm
Matte Tin
e3
MPL360BT-I/SCB
0.105000
0.023250
48
VQFN
6x6x0.9mm
Matte Tin
e3
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Shipping Weight = Device Weight + Packing Material weight. Please contact sales office if device weight is not available.

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