Another DistribuTECH has come and gone! Last week the TI Smart Grid & Energy team was on-site in San Diego to showcase the latest in grid infrastructure – we hope you had a chance to stop by our booth to get a first-hand look at our products.
In case you missed us, we demonstrated a full spectrum of end-to-end solutions for grid monitoring, protection and communications. The majority of our demonstrations were based off TI Designs reference designs which include complete system designs comprising of hardware, and software to help smart grid developers get to market quickly. Some of our key demonstrations included:
Analog front-end (AFE) for Merging Units and Multi-function Protection Relays (TIDA-00307): This solution addresses the front-end needs of merging units where measurement of multiple current and voltage channels are required. Read more.
Isolated Shunt-based Current Measurement (TIDA-00080): This isolated shunt-based current measurement design enables high accuracy current measurement without the need to use isolated current sensors such as the current transformers (CT). Read more.
Branch Current Monitor Measurement Module (TIDA-00221): This reference design is designed to measure only branch current and is created for accuracy across the majority of the rated current range while at the same time being cost efficient. Read more.
Hybrid RF + PLC Communications: This hybrid RF + PLC communications demo is a preview of the hardware coming soon to TI which brings the highest performance AMI network technology and high speed, low latency for substation communications. Read more at www.ti.com/smartgrid.
IEC 61850 Breaker Failure Demonstration (TIDEP0019): A low-cost, simplified implementation of an IEC 61850 Substation Bay Controller is demonstrated by running the Triangle MicroWorks IEC 61850 stack efficiently on the Sitara™-processor-powered BeagleBone Blacks with a Linux target layer definition. Read more.
Overall, the team had a great week at the show and can’t wait for what the year ahead will bring for the smart grid and energy industry. For more information about our Smart Grid & Energy solutions, visit www.ti.com/smartgrid.