Smart meter design: TI’s solution to providing constant backup power

December 1, 2014
The answer to giving smart meters a backup power source? A low-power and bypass converter, says a Texas Instruments applications engineer in a recent blog posting. US-based Chris Glaser commented...

Component: u-blox’s new M2M module for better building penetration

November 7, 2014
Swiss wireless semiconductor manufacturer u-blox showcased a new voice and data module at European Utility Week, which ran from Tuesday to Thursday this week. The LISA-C210 CDMA450 1xRTT is suited...

Atmel unveils G3-PLC solutions to meet global standards at EUW14

November 6, 2014
US microcontroller (MCU) company Atmel has launched two new power line communication (G3-PLC) solutions at European Utility Week in Amsterdam over the past three days. The new products - a system-...

Deal watch: ADI acquires Metroic to expand metering portfolio

November 3, 2014
US semiconductor manufacturer Analog Devices (ADI) has bolstered its metering application technology by acquiring UK company Metroic. ADI bought out the Edinburgh-based company, creator of mSure t...

Maxim’s new ZON family opens up world metering markets

October 29, 2014
US analog solutions company Maxim Integrated is today unveiling a new range of metering system on chips (SOCs) that aims to make it easier for metering manufacturers to compete in global markets. T...

Flow meter: the unit that runs off one battery for 20 years

October 16, 2014
US ultrasonic flow meter manufacturer Maxim Integrated has launched a unit which the company claims can run for 20 years off a single battery. The MAXREFDES70 for water and heat-metering accuracy r...

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...