Microchip Power-Line Modem PICtail Plus Daughter Board Development Kit

Microchip Technology introduced a Power-Line Modem (PLM) PICtail Plus Daughter Board. The PLM PICtail provides communication over power lines using a Binary Phase Shift Keying (BPSK) modulation scheme. The PLM PICtail Plus Daughter Board Development Kit features two daughter boards, two sets of high-voltage adapter cables, royalty-free schematics, demo code and software in source-code format. It is supported by the free MPLAB IDE. The Microchip board kit (part # AC164142) is available now for $225.

Microchip Technology Power-Line Modem (PLM) PICtail Plus Daughter Board (part # AC164142)

Microchip PLM PICtail Plus Daughter Board Development Kit

  • Enables products to communicate using the same wiring that provides power
  • Operates in the CENELEC consumer frequency band at a carrier frequency of 129.6kHz
  • Software modem runs on the dsPIC33F DSC
  • Utilizes an analog front end (AFE) to interface to the AC power mains
  • Enables engineers to easily add power-line communication into products
  • Uses a Binary Phase Shift Keying (BPSK) modulation scheme
  • Soft modem interfaces with Microchip’s Explorer 16 Development Board
  • Royalty-free schematics
  • Demo code and software in source-code format
  • Two nodes provide point-to-point communication out of the box
  • Large selection of dsPIC33F DSCs to choose from

More info: Microchip Technology PLM PICtail Plus Daughter Board (pdf)