State-of-the-art, Compact, Low Power Device Supports Existing and New IoT Communication Applications
Yokohama, May 31, 2022 --- Socionext Inc. today announced sample shipments of the SC1320A HD-PLC communication LSI starting in June 2022. This LSI is the world's first semiconductor design using an IEEE 1901-2020 compliant IP core licensed by Panasonic Holdings Corporation.
Socionext will present the SC1320A LSI and evaluation kit at the HD-PLC Alliance booth at the JECA Fair 2022 held at Tokyo Big Sight from June 1 – 3, 2022.
SC1320A Product Information: https://www.socionext.com/en/products/assp/HD-PLC/
HD-PLC Conforms to Standard IEEE 1901 -2020
The High-Definition Power Line Communication (HD-PLC) is a wired communication technology that supports communication networks by superimposing high-frequency signals (2 ~ 28 MHz) over existing power lines, telephone lines, twisted-pair, coaxial cables, and other wire types. In 2021, the 4th generation of HD-PLC was published in the IEEE 1901 -2020 standard specifies 1/2 and 1/4 transmission modes to enable longer distance communications. It is capable of facilitating communication or network up to a reach of 10 km when combined with multi-hop technology. This advanced HD-PLC solution is expected to become more widely adopted in many different fields and new application areas with these new features.
SC1320A Features and Specifications
The SC1320A is the world's first LSI that adopts the 4th generation HD-PLC*1 with an IP core that conforms to the IEEE 1901-2020 standard licensed by Panasonic Holdings Corporation.
Socionext's strength in advanced signal processing technology and circuit design technology enables the implementation of the HD-PLC4 specification and features on the SC1320A while maintaining very low power consumption (200 mW). It uses only a single 3.3V power supply and comes in a compact 7 x 7 mm package. This solution has built-in I/Os such as SPI/UART and Ethernet MAC (RMII), allowing SC1320A to be easily embedded into home appliances, HEMS, and IoT products.
SC1320A Specification Overview
|CPU||ARM® Cortex®-M series||Supply Voltage||3.3V unity|
|Flash||Quad-SPI||Temperature||-40°C to 85°C|
Wide Range of Applications
SC1320A can be used for various daily life applications.
Socionext has developed a radar sensor*2 with a built-in high-level detection of a person’s position and movement, and SC1330A*3,a LPWAN 2.0 compatible, low-power and low-cost LSI for IoT tags. Socionext believes the combination of these solutions with the SC1320A LSI can deliver more value to IoT and Smart Connected Systems and Devices. For example, a high-sensitivity presence detection radar sensor can be used in a comprehensive hybrid communication network incorporating both the SC1320A and the SC1330A.
The small-sized, low-power SC1320A HD-PLC LSI helps companies develop high-end product at a lower cost. Socionext will continue to leverage the 4th generation HD-PLC benefits and features to create new technologies, values, and contribute to the future of Society 5.0.
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About Socionext America Inc.
Socionext America Inc. (SNA) is the US branch of Socionext Inc., one of the world’s leading fabless SoC suppliers. Headquartered in Milpitas, California, the company provides leading-edge technologies and offers a wide range of standard and customizable SoC solutions. Socionext America meets customers' requirements with quality semiconductor products based on extensive and differentiated IPs, proven design methodologies, and state-of-the-art implementation expertise, with full support.
About Socionext Inc.
Socionext Inc. is a global SoC (System-on-Chip) supplier and a pioneer of a unique “Solution SoC” business model through decades of industry experience and expertise. Socionext contributes to global innovation in advanced technologies including automotive, data center, networking, and smart devices. As a trusted silicon partner, Socionext delivers superior features, performance, and quality that differentiate its customers’ products and services from their competition.
Socionext Inc. is headquartered in Yokohama, and has offices in Japan, Asia, United States and Europe to lead its development and sales activities. For more information, visit https://www.socionext.com/en/.
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