On Semiconductor's power line carrier (PLC)

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ON Semiconductor has introduced a new line driver device targeted at power line carrier (PLC) communications applications such as smart metering, industrial controls and street lighting.

Features and USP: The PLC ‘NCS5650’ is a high efficiency, class AB, low distortion driver, specifically designed to drive power line mains and capable of accepting a signal from any power line carrier modem. It also contains an operational amplifier which can be configured as a unity gain follower buffer, or alternatively used to provide the first stage of a 4 pole low pass filter. The output stage has the capacity drive of up to 2.0 A peak into an isolation transformer or simple coil coupling to the mains. At an output current of 1.5 A, the output voltage is guaranteed to swing within 1.0 V or less on either rail, ensuring an optimal signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in harsh environments. The NCS5650 draws just 150 µA while in shutdown mode. Power supply options are a single sided 6 V to 12 V and dual balanced ±3.0 V to ±6.0 V. With its unique full power bandwidth, the NC55650 can operate in any region of the world while complying with local PLC frequency band regnlations like CENELEC.

For further details: Hemen Cheng, 2/F, No 1, Science Park East Evenue, Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong; Ph: +852-26890088; Email: hemen.cheng@onsemi.com; Website: www.onsemi.com

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