San Jose, CA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- November 7, 2012 - The general availability of its single chip EV8000 powerline communication (PLC) modem system on chip (SoC) targeted at data communication applications at the core of utility advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) networks has been announced by fabless semiconductor company EnVerv, enabling reliable and extended coverage for mission critical applications such as smart meters, data concentrators, home energy management systems (HEMS), in-home display (IHD), etc.

With high performance soft modem architecture, the EV8000 comprises the following features:

  • Standards compliant including G3-PLC, PRIME, ITU G.9955 and IEEE1901.2
  • Advanced high-performance 4GPLC™
  • Integrated line driver, physical layer (PHY), MAC layer and convergence layers (6LoWPAN and IEC 4-32)
  • 9 kHz-500 kHz programmable operation frequency band compliant to FCC, CENELEC and ARIB mask requirements
  • Internal host processor for customer applications with dedicated Flash and RAM memory.

“The soft-modem architecture of EV8000 allows for performance and flexibility in adapting to new requirements and interoperating with existing implementations,” said Afshin Shaybani, VP of Advanced Technology of EnVerv. “We have achieved interoperability with other PLC vendors and over the past year have successfully demonstrated unparalleled performance in connectivity as part of the field tests and trials with our strategic partners and early customers globally.”

The intention is that the EV8000 will be certified at various standard bodies and alliances as their interoperability testing procedures are published.