March 9, 2010 - The MB87S2090 and the MB87S2090-F have been developed for communication over power line solutions for automatic meter management.

Both devices are pin-to-pin compatible with ADD Semiconductor's designs and are IEC compatible.

A complete set of peripherals has been developed achieving a high level of versatility and providing a compact, low-cost solution for automated meter reading/automated meter management (AMR/AMM) applications using narrowband PLC, according to the company.

Based on the MB87S2090, a single-phase smart meter can be realised without the need for additional microcontrollers.

The device has been designed to target and simplify power-line-based building automation, safety, security and control applications as well as energy-saving applications such as intelligent street lighting or solar-panel management.

For more information: www.addsemi.com