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Wireless Network Challenges and Solutions for a Smarter Grid IoT

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.

Universal data concentrator supports Ethernet, 6LoWPAN RF mesh and more

IPv6-based communications are becoming the standard choice in industrial markets such as smart meters and grid automation. The universal data concentrator design provides a complete IPv6-based network solution integrated with Ethernet backbone communication, 6LoWPAN mesh networking and more. The 6LoWPAN mesh networking, which adopts an identical layering architecture to the WI-SUN FAN, addresses key concerns such as standards-based interoperability, reliability, security and long-distance connectivity.

Ultrasonic water meters have improved accuracy and precision to detect the smallest leaks to reduce water waste.

Ultrasonic Sensing for More Accurate and Precise Water Flow Meters

Ultrasonic sensing techniques have been popular in smart water meters because the technology avoids any moving parts which are prone to degrade over the lifetime of the product. The MSP430FR6047 microcontroller (MCU) family takes ultrasonic sensing solutions to next level of performance delivering <25ps of accuracy, detection of low flow rates <1 liter/hour and high precision of <5ps.

TIDA-010037 hardware design

This section provides an overview of the hardware used in the TIDA-010037 design, which includes information on the eFuse circuit used to create a current limited rail for connection to an external communication module.  In addition, this section discusses the circuits used to translate the Mains voltage and current to the voltage waveform sensed by the ADS131M04.

TIDA-010036 hardware design

This section provides an overview of the hardware used in the TIDA-010036 design, which includes the circuits used to translate the Mains voltage and current to the voltage waveform sensed by the ADS131M04.  In addition, it covers the TPS7A78-based cap-drop power supply used in this design.

System-Level Examples for Wireless Networks on 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. 

System deep-dive: Universal data concentrator supports Ethernet, 6LoWPAN RF mesh and more

This session will review the system, hardware and software details of the universal data concentrator reference design, TIDA-010032.

Summary

This section summarizes the wireless network challenges and solutions for a smarter grid IoT training series. 

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In this section, a summary of the entire “Securing Smart Meters from Attack with TI Analog” training module would be covered.  This summary would cover the “Detecting case tamper attacks using inductive switches “, “Detecting magnetic tampering using hall-effect sensors “,  and “Hardening a meter against magnetic tamper attacks “ sections of the training series. Links will be provided for the reference designs and design tools that were discussed during this training series.

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In this section, a summary of the entire “Polyphase Current Measurement with Isolated Shunt Sensors” training module would be covered.  Links will be provided for the reference designs that were discussed during this training series.

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In this section, a summary of the entire “How to design high-accuracy CT-based split-phase electricity meters using standalone metrology ADCs” training module would be covered.  Links will be provided for the reference designs that were discussed during this training series.

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In this section, a summary of the entire “How to design 1-phase shunt electricity meters using standalone metrology ADCs” training module would be covered.  Links will be provided for the reference designs that were discussed during this training series.
LC-sensing solution with TI FemtoFET and CC1350 Sensor Controller Engine

Single-chip Smart Water Meter with Dual-band RF and InfraRed port

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.

Simple 6LoWPAN Mesh End Node Improves Network Performance Reference Design

In this session, we will introduce a new reference design, TIDA-010003 that implements a low-cost 6LoWPAN mesh end-node design.

Simple 6LoWPAN Mesh Data Collector Improves Network Performance Reference Design

This session will review the system-level and software-level details of the 6LoWPAN mesh data collector reference design, TIDA-01547.

Selection of Key Components (ADC, Signal Conditioning Amplifier) for AC Analog Input Module (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.

RF Mesh Networking Offers System Performance and Interoperability

IPv6-based communications networks are becoming the standard choice in industrial markets such as smart meters and grid automation. These 6LoWPAN-based mesh networks address key concerns such as vendor interoperability, long-distance connectivity, security and reliability. This training will cover system- and software-level deep-dives on new RF 6LoWPAN mesh solutions, which implement open-source based 6LoWPAN mesh stacks on top of the frequency hopping based TI-15.4 stack.

Precision temperature measurement in heat and cold meters

PT100/500/1000 Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTDs) are widely used in grid infrastructure and factory automation applications where high precision temperature measurement is often required. Technical requirements include either 20 mK precise Differential Temperature Measurement (DTM) for heat and cold meters from 0 to 180°C or better than 400 mK precision over the full range of -200 to 850°C for industrial sensor transmitters.

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