PLM


Since the early 90s, ST has been committed to supporting advances in narrow-band power-line communication (PLM/PLT/PLC) technologies that then became largely adopted by Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) and Automatic Meter Infrastructures (AMI) solutions at the heart of the smart grid concept.

STM large and expanding offer ranges from our first generation analog FSK transceivers with an integrated power-line driver to a second generation, dual-core, multi-protocol, STarGRID® system-on-chip platform with an integrated power-line driver, analog front-end and AES encryption that supports B-FSK, B-PSK, Q-PSK, 8-PSK and OFDM modulations.

STM newest release is the future-proof, fully-programmable, dual-core STCOMET SoC platform supporting channels up to 500 kHz, with an integrated AFE, power-line driver and programmable modem. The STCOMET platform also includes a fully-integrated smart meter SoC that embeds high-performance metrology functions.

To ensure ST’s PLM/PLT/PLC transceivers can be readily integrated into tomorrow’s smart meter designs, we are among the principal members of major industry alliances committed to the development of standard communication protocols for the smart grid including PRIME, PLC- G3 and METERS AND MORE®. In addition, STM transceivers comply with EN50065, FCC and ARIB standards.

STM power-line communication platform comes with an extensive toolbox that includes evaluation boards, evaluation software and certified protocol stacks, providing designers with a comprehensive development environment enabling easy integration into new and existing designs and shorter time to market.

  • ST7580_presentation and comparison to ST7540
  • ST7580 driver and example are here
    The examples are based on HAL library – the example are for:
    NUCLEO-F401RE  RevC board
    NUCLEO-L053R8  RevC board
    + X-NUCLEO-PLM01A1

    ATTENTION:

    The ST7580 driver and example are reserved for AVNET-SILICA customers.
    If you are AVNET-SILICA Italy customer please send me an email for request the password for open the ST7580 driver and example, please specify also your contact in AVNET-SILICA Italy.
    If you are AVNET-SILICA customer please contact your local AM of AVNET-SILICA.
  • ST2100 businnes model – Ref.Cod. ST2100BM
    ATTENTION:

    The ST2100BM doc is reserved for AVNET-SILICA customers.
    If you are AVNET-SILICA Italy customer please send me an email for request the password for open the ST2100BM, please specify also your contact in AVNET-SILICA Italy.
    If you are AVNET-SILICA customer please contact your local AM of AVNET-SILICA.
Part Number General Description Data Bit Rate (Bd)
ST2100 STreamPlug ST2100: broadband powerline communication SoC 200000000
ST7538Q B-FSK – Power Line Transceiver 4800
ST7540 B-FSK – Stripped down Power Line Transceiver 4800
ST7570 S-FSK Power Line Networking System On Chip 2400
ST7580 FSK, PSK multi-mode power line networking system-on-chip 28800
ST7590 OFDM Narrowband Power Line Networking System on Chip 128600
STCOM Powerline communication and application system-on-chip 500000
STCOMET Smart meter and powerline communication system-on-chip 500000