The data concentrator reference design gives developers the ultimate level of flexibility and scalability with numerous performance, cost and connectivity options for their data concentrator designs. It includes advanced hardware and software that reduce development time by up to nine months while still supporting connectivity to more than 1,000 smart meters. Developers can easily plug in different connectivity modules, including Sub-1GHz (LPRF), general packet radio service (GPRS), near field communication (NFC) and TI's power line communication (PLC) system-on-module robust G3 and PRIME support.
Targeted for PROFIBUS slave communications, this development platform allows designers to implement PROFIBUS communications standards in a broad range of industrial automation equipment. It enables low foot print designs in applications such as industrial automation, factory automation or industrial communication with minimal external components and with best in class low power performance.