The Smart Data Concentrator Evaluation Module (EVM) from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is based on TI’s Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 processors. The TMDSDC-EVMAM335x EVM includes advanced hardware and software that reduce development time by up to nine months while still supporting connectivity to more than 1,000 smart meters.
The EVM expands the functionality of designs and enables quick connectivity to the smart grid. Developers can plug in different connectivity modules, including Sub-1GHz (LPRF), general packet radio service (GPRS), near field communication (NFC) and TI’s power line communication (PLC) system-on-module contains a C2000 Piccolo F28PLC83 and AFE031 analog front end for robust G3 and PRIME support.
The TMDSDC-EVMAM335x offers an extensive open-source Linux software development kit that includes fully customizable, pre-written code. It also includes resources such as PLC stacks (PLC-Lite, PRIME, G3, IEEE-P1901.2), network protocols and applications like DLMS/COSEM so developers can customize their products for multiple regional and global standards.