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AN62489 - Powerline Communication (PLC) Low Power Firmware

Last Updated: 
Aug 01, 2016
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The Cypress PLC devices CY8CPLC20 and CY8CLED16P01 consume about 215mW of power at 5V supply under normal operation. For systems requiring low power consumption, the PLC device can be configured in a “listen” mode, where it powers down most of the Powerline Transceiver blocks when in listen mode, and wakes up when a signal is detected. This reduces the power consumption of the device to an average of 50mW.  This application note describes how to configure the Cypress PLC solution in the low power consumption mode. The attached code example provides sample firmware for CY8CPLC20 device.