Trends in metering components: Industry overview

August 11, 2015
Much has been made over the last decade of the “smart metering boom” and its effect on meter manufacturers, installation and integration companies and smart grid vendors. In fact, IHS has predicte...

Smart meter launches: new AMI, billing and connectivity solutions

June 9, 2015
The smart meter and billing market has seen a rash of new hardware and software products launching this week.Advanced metering and data software company Master Meter has unveiled a new advance...

Renesas receives full accreditation for powerline modem solutions

April 1, 2015
Japanese semiconductor company, Renesas Electronics  has announced the certification of the second generation of its OFDM powerline (PLC) modem for worldwide frequency bands.Renesas is the fi...

Component: Toshiba’s new MCU for single and three phase smart meters

March 12, 2015
Japanese electronics giant Toshiba launched a new microcontroller this week for use in smart meter applications.The TMPM311CHDUG is the latest addition to its ARM Cortex-M3-based TX03 series. ...

Optical meter reading more secure with UK M2M company’s new probe

February 3, 2015
UK machine to machine company Metmotec has launched a new product that allows remote reading of manually read utility meters.The company, which supplies modems for use in industrial and commercia...

US’s Nighthawk makes mesh-cellular module for GE residential smart meters

January 30, 2015
US wireless smart grid company Nighthawk has lifted the curtain on a new module for use in GE Digital Energy's residential ANSI electricity smart meters.The RD960, which is an extension of RDM960...

Components: Renesas launches new low-power MCU for sensing applications

January 23, 2015
The European subsidiary of Japanese microcontroller supplier Renesas Electronics has launched a new solution that offers low-power consumption and integration of analog function in sensing applicatio...

Component: Dolphin Integration’s silicon IP for utility billing meters

January 16, 2015
French silicon IP component manufacturer Dolphin Integration has released a new product for fabless and system on chip (SoC) integrators with the aim of targeting smart grid services including uti...