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CY3272 High Voltage Powerline Communication Evaluation Kit

Last Updated: 
Sep 06, 2013

This Development Kit is obsolete as of September 2, 2013. If you are looking for a high voltage (110V – 240V AC) Powerline Communication kit please see: CY3274 kit here:

Please contact Cypress customer support if you have any questions.

The CY3272 High Voltage Powerline Communication Evaluation Kit demonstrates the ability of CY8CPLC10 devices to transmit data at 2400 bps over High Voltage (110-240V AC) Powerlines. This kit is compliant with FCC(North America) and CENELEC (Europe) standards.



Note: Cypress recommends that a user purchases two CY3272 kits to setup a two-node PLC subsystem for evaluation and development. Run PLC Control Panel GUI as Administrator in Windows 7.


  • User friendly PLC Control Panel Application available on the kit CD
  • Chip power supply derived from 110V to 240V AC
  • On-chip powerline bridge application layer, powerline network protocol layer, and physical layer FSK modem
  • LED status indicators for Power, Powerline Transmit and Receive, and Band in Use.
  • Five-position DIP switches
    • Three DIP switches for manual powerline node logical address selection
    • One DIP switch to configure I2C slave address
    • One DIP switch to select between external crystal and oscillator
  • On board surge protection and isolation circuit
  • Integrated Powerline Modem PHY

Kit Contents:

  • CY3272 Quick Start Guide
  • One CY3272 PLC HV Evaluation Board
  • CD containing:
  • AC Power Cable
  • USB-I2C Bridge
  • Ribbon Cable for I2C communication, External Reset, and Powering External Board
  • Retractable USB Cable
  • Five CY8CPLC10-28PVXI Device Samples


Software Title Description Link
PSoC Designer This kit requires PSoC Designer for development
PSoC Programmer This kit requires PSoC Programmer for programming
Powerline Communcation PLC Contol Panel Application