ANS6201, an Analog Front End that makes Power Line Communication for smart grids more reliable
SmartHomeLink is a low cost, low power PLC (Power Line Communication) technology developed by AnSem for smart grid and smart home applications.
ANS6201 is a single chip Analog Front End (AFE) that integrates a PLC transceiver together with a power measurement unit and digital control.
ANS6201 uses a “Software Defined” technology making it flexible to communicate under different protocols and with different modulation techniques.
The “Software Defined” chip-technology assures a robust communication at the highest speed and lowest power consumption in function of the demanding power line condition.
The ANS6201 AFE is developed to obtain a high flexibility to operate in different frequency bands and under variable power line conditions
The ANS6201 is developed for integration in industrial and residential devices.
The ANS6201 can be controlled by an external DSP or microcontroller.
- Smart grid: automatic reading of smart meters
- Management of decentralized electricity production, storage and consumption
- Smart home: energy monitoring and control per appliance/device
- Demand response: intelligent scheduling to avoid peak electricity demand