The Internet of Things (IoT) is now part of the smarter grid through the adoption of IPv6 communications networks. These 6LoWPAN-based networks address key concerns such as standards-based interoperability, reliability, low power, and long-distance connectivity.
Hundreds of millions mechanical water meters are deployed around the world today. Market pressure pushes water utilities to add intelligence and allow for automated readout and billing on top of water waste control. RF-enabled electronic flow measurement modules provide a cost-effective solution without full meter replacement and are the main building block for fully electronic smart water meters with impeller principle.
As processing requirements for electricity meters gradually increase, it becomes increasingly difficult to find one device that meets both the processing requirements for adding advanced metrology features to smart meters while also accurately sensing metrology parameters, such as RMS voltage, RMS current, and active power. To deal with this design challenge, one option is to use a separate metrology microcontroller and a standalone ADC.
As processing requirements for electricity meters gradually increase, it becomes increasingly difficult to find one device that meets both the processing requirements for adding advanced metrology features to smart meters while also accurately sensing metrology parameters, such as RMS voltage, RMS current and active power. To deal with this design challenge, one option is to use a separate metrology microcontroller and a standalone ADC.
Learn an overview of global standards and common subsystems within Level 1, 2 and 3 public and residential EV charging (pile) stations.
While an EV charging station (pile) might seem like a straight forward design, there are many challenges to consider when needing to safely control the power delivery. This training module will provide further insights with a subsystem analysis alongside solution examples that help you mitigate commonly overlooked subsystems including public user interfaces, an authentication mechanism and residential communications in EV charging (pile) stations.
Gain a deep dive into common design consideration for a Level 1, 2 or 3 EV charging (pile) station and explore the service equipment block diagram for each.
Explore EV charging (pile) station system solutions from TI’s design library.
This section covers wireless network trends, key technologies, and problem statements for smart grid IoT.
This section covers system-level deep dive on key wireless network protocols of 6LoWPAN, RPL, and CoAP for smart grid IoT.
This section covers system-level examples for wireless networks on smart grid IoT. We will provide software- and system-level details for two system examples: 6LoWPAN-Contiki and sub-1GHz sensor to cloud industrial IoT gateway reference design.
This section summarizes the wireless network challenges and solutions for a smarter grid IoT training series.
This section covers what is meter tampering, why is this a problem for utility providers, and some common ways a meter is tampered.
Welcome to the world of Power Systems. The first part of the session focuses on Introduction to Power Systems, Goal of Power systems protection, fundamentals of Electricity, AC or DC, Importance of electricity, Power system voltage levels and consumers of electricity. Need and Complexities in protection of power system primary Equipment like Generators, Motors, Transformers and Circuit Breakers and finally analysis of what can go wrong on a transmission line.
Second part of the session explains use case for protection relay, the sequence of events during a fault, Fault Types and the approach for fault analysis. The Session also explains commonly used protection relays and application of different relays along the grid for protection of Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Industrial equipment, Evolution of protection relays from traditional mechanical, static and the current generation digital relays.
The third part of the session provides details on the need to focus on AC analog input module and its use cases in different types of protection relays, Different types of current sensors and the use cases for these sensors including key advantages and dis-advantages. Explains AC analog input module architecture including block diagram showing the critical products and EERD with different subsystems identified showing different approaches for designing an AC AIM.
Fourth part of the session explains representation of Voltage or Current waveforms in Time and frequency domain and also looks at the customer use case for application of Time or frequency domain Analysis. The session also explains different sampling approaches like Simultaneous sampling, Coherent sampling, Oversampling to improve system performance, criteria for ADC selection and choice between SAR and Delta-Sigma ADCs. There is a list of TI products that can be considered during the design of the AIM and finally provides overview for Focus ADCs for this session.
Design Details for TI design TIDA-00834 High Accuracy Analog Front End Using 16-Bit SAR ADC with ±10V Measurement Range Reference Design
Fifth part of the session will focus on providing detailed information on TIDA-00834 TI design. The initial slides cover Design Overview, Features, Key Components, test Setup, market differentiators, Block Diagram with links to relevant TI Designs, EVMs and TI product used in this design. Circuit representation and detailed description for ADC interface, Voltage and Current measurement and Power supply are provided. Graphs for Voltage and Current measurement accuracy are shown; along with collaterals and TI design links that can be referred by customers during design.
This section covers the basics of mechanical water meters and the principle of operation for impeller based water meters. There are multiple standards for water meters around the world; the EN ISO 4064 is relevant to all European countries and has been adopted under a different name in some other regions as well.
Water and heat meters share multiple system building blocks, such as the metrology sub-system and the application sub-systems, the Wireless communications part, the InfraRed optical port or the power solution. In this section, we will cover a new ultra-low cost single-chip LC-sensing solution utilizing the CC1350 Wireless MCU and its Sensor Controller Engine. Two external LC-tanks with a TI FemtoFET device each implement two rotation detection sensors, which measure the rotation of a half-metal/half-nonmetal disc, often used in mechanical water meters.