Designing Reliable Powerline Communications | Cypress Semiconductor
Designing Reliable Powerline Communications
Powerline Communication (PLC) is a communication technology that uses powerlines as its communication medium. The data travels over the same powerline that provides electricity, thus allowing the existing powerline infrastructure in homes or cars to be used for the purpose of transporting data without adding new wires. PLC technology is experiencing a period of rapid growth and finding its way into multiple applications and market segments including smart grid, lighting control, solar panel monitoring, energy metering, in-home video distribution, and electric cars. The global push for energy conservation is driving the need for intelligently communicating with energy generation and energy consuming devices.