NXP® solutions help data concentrators create the necessary network infrastructure to link multiple utility meters (electricity, gas, water, heat) to the central utility server and captures and reports vital data.
Communication to utility meters comprises of an RF or wired (Power Line Modem) connection, enabling data transfers to the central utility server.
The data concentrator is an important component in automatic meter reading (AMR). It synchronizes time and date data of utility meters to the central utility server and enables secure data transfer of user authentication and encryption information.
Our Metropolitan Area Network Demonstration Kit utilizes the latest IPv6 Mesh technologies and enables the Smart City of the future. This kit was built around a Smart Objects modem and IPv6 stack from Nivis based on the Kinetis K60 and the MC12311 sub-GHz radio. In this demo the Power PC P1025 Tower board acts as a Data Concentrator/Edge Router, gathering information from several battery powered wireless Smart Object end nodes—all managed via a Nivis’s Network Manager Software.
|i.MX28 Applications Processors: Integrated Power Management Unit (PMU), Arm9™ Core||ARM9®, single-core, 454 MHz, display, 10/100 ETH, CAN, PMU, <1W.|
|i.MX6S: i.MX 6Solo Processors – Single-Core, Multimedia, 3D Graphics, Arm® Cortex®-A9 Core||ARM® Cortex™-A9, single-core, up to 1GHz, display, graphics, video, 10/100/1000 ETH, CAN, PCIe, PMU.|
|MPC8313E: Low-Power PowerQUICC® II Pro Processor with DDR2, PCI, 1 GB Ethernet, Security, USB||PowerQUICC II Pro Processor.|
|MPC8308: Low-Power PowerQUICC® II Pro Processor with DDR2, eSDHC, PCI Express, eTSEC, USB, IEEE® 1588||Integrated communications processor at <1.23 Watt at 333 MHz (typical) for low-power, cost-sensitive applications.|
|QorIQ® P1021/12 Single- and Dual-Core Multi-Protocol Communications Processors||Dual-core processor with QUICC Engine technology for serial protocol offload.|
|QorIQ® P2020 and P2010 Dual- and Single-Core Communications Processors||Dual-core communications processor for multi-OS applications.|