TI’s new low power solution for ‘always on’ smart meters

September 8, 2014
Texas Instruments (TI) has launched a high-voltage but low power solution for use in smart meters. The 700-V switcher has a quiescent current of less than 100 uA – half the power consumption of e...

Texas Instruments new low-power MCU for smart flow meters

August 29, 2014
US electronics giant Texas Instruments has launched a new range of low power micro-controllers, aimed at the development of smart flow metering designs for water gas and heat. Texas Instrument's (T...

Smart meters: Ventev makes saddle bracket for utility deployments

August 21, 2014
US components manufacturer Ventev Wireless Infrastructure has created a saddle bracket designed specifically for radios used in smart meter upgrades. Ventev Wireless Infrastructure, which engine...

Smart meters: how to make anti-tamper switches eco and secure

August 19, 2014
Relays and switches play a central role in protecting smart meters against illegal tampering and manufacturers are coming up with new designs to meet European Union directives on reducing consumption...

Toshiba makes new MCU for smart meter application

August 12, 2014
Japanese components manufacturer Toshiba has launched a new one-chip microcontroller for calculating electric energy and communication used in smart meters as part of the company's drive to promot...

Silicon Labs scoops two awards in China for smart meter technologies

July 15, 2014
US semiconductor manufacturer Silicon Labs has won two awards in China's microelectronics industry. Silicon Labs picked up the gongs at the 2014 EDN China Innovation Awards Ceremony held in Shangh...

EnVerv and BBS Group team to make smart meter AMI solution

July 4, 2014
Singapore meter manufacturer BBS Group and US semiconductor company EnVerv have teamed up to work on a range of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) products. The Metator Smart Meter family cover...

Elster’s new low-cost direct connect meter for Africa

July 3, 2014
Global meter manufacturer Elster Solutions has launched a new unit - the A1160 direct connect meter - which can operate standalone or as part of an automated metering reading (AMR) or advanced meteri...