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AN76458 - PSoC® 5LP High Voltage (120-240 VAC) Powerline Communication Solution | Cypress Semiconductor

AN76458 - PSoC® 5LP High Voltage (120-240 VAC) Powerline Communication Solution

Last Updated: 
May 04, 2017
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AN76458 describes how to develop a complete powerline communication system with the PSoC 5LP family of devices. Attached to the application note is a code example of a 2400 bps FSK modem with the Cypress powerline network protocol. Also attached are design files of a board that interfaces the PSoC 5LP device to a high voltage (120-240 VAC) powerline.

Introduction

Powerline communication (PLC) provides a mechanism to exchange data over existing powerlines. The primary benefit of PLC over most other communication methods is that there are no infrastructure costs (i.e. no new wires) to install a PLC-enabled system.

There are generally two types of PLC systems: highbandwidth (video, audio, and so on) and low-bandwidth (command and control). This application note describes how to implement a low-bandwidth, half-duplex PLC solution with the PSoC 5LP family of devices.

The following table indicates the PSoC devices, PSoC Creator versions, compilers, and development kits that will work with this application note project:

Project
Device
PSoC Creator
Version
Development Kit
CY8CKIT-xxx
Compiler
Architecture
Silicon
Revision
V3.3
001
DVK
030/050
DVK
Keil
GCC
RVDS
MDK

AN76458.zip

Prod
YES
NO
NO
N/A
YES
YES
YES

The project’s default settings may not be compatible with your device or kit, and you may need to change your project settings. For more information, see: