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August 08, 2012

Greenvity Launches Hybrid System-on-Chip

By Michelle Amodio
TMCnet Contributor

Greenvity announced its line of hybrid system-on-chips (SoC) that allow for wireless and powerline communications (PLC) on a single chip. The Hybrii chip line makes smart grid products that will be able to integrate both PLC and ZigBee communication capabilities.

Included in the line of SoC are the Hybrii II and Hybrii-PLC, both for smart grid and rugged, hi-temperature conditions respectively.

The Hybrii chip removes the worry of which standard and appliance supports, nor will they have to worry about the location of the appliance; there are no wireless reception issues or multi-phase issues related to power lines. It automatically chooses the best medium to transmit energy-related data.

“The Hybrii family of single-chip energy management solutions will help enable consumers and utilities to take advantage of the energy and cost savings promised by the smart grid and smart energy systems,” said Hung Nguyen, president and CEO of Greenvity Communications.

The Hybrii-XL chip is geared for industrial and consumer applications, complete with HomePlug (News - Alert) Green PHY PLC and ZigBee wireless functions that provide robust connectivity.

According to the release, the Hybrii-XL chip provides backbone, two-way communication in HEMS/BEMS applications such as smart meters, energy-efficient appliances, home gateways, routers, HVAC and thermostats.

“With our best-in-class hybrid chip offerings that support both HomePlug Green PHY and ZigBee standards, Greenvity aims to speed the adoption of smart energy products, as well as the growth of the electric vehicle market,” said Nguyen.

The Hybrii-PLC chip (GV7012) was designed to support electric vehicle and electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) or battery chargers. The single-chip solution with HomePlug Green PHY PLC integrates analog front-end, baseband, MAC, embedded memory and an MCU. It can support up to 9.8 Mbps of data rate over power line.

The company will have samples and evaluation kits of the Hybrii-XL (GV7011) and Hybrii-PLC (GV7012) for ordering.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman

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