IDT launches single-phase power metering SoC for smart grids

Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT), a provider of mixed-signal semiconductor services, on Tuesday announced the launch of its single-phase power metering system-on-chip (SoC) for smart grid applications.


The IDT 90E46 is a single-phase SoC for smart meter designs, which integrates an energy metering analog front-end with a real-time clock, temperature sensor, LCD driver, and ARM Cortex M0 microprocessor, says IDT (San Jose, Calif., USA).



Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT), a provider of mixed-signal semiconductor services, on Tuesday announced the launch of its single-phase power metering system-on-chip (SoC) for smart grid applications.


The IDT 90E46 is a single-phase SoC for smart meter designs, which integrates an energy metering analog front-end with a real-time clock, temperature sensor, LCD driver, and ARM Cortex M0 microprocessor, says IDT (San Jose, Calif., USA).


The metering device is the latest member of IDT’s family and offers a range of 5000:1, which enables meter manufacturers to merge various meter types into one, thus simplifying the design and manufacturing process and reducing the storage and management complexity for utilities. The high level of integration enables system designers to significantly simplify the hardware design and lower the bill-of-materials (BOM) cost, says IDT.


The new IDT metering SoC is compliant with international (both IEC and ANSI) and Chinese standards, and meets or exceeds the requirements set forth by the State Power Grid Corporation of China (SGCC). The device features 128 kB of internal flash memory.


The IDT 90E46 is currently sampling to qualified customers, and is available in a 100-pin TQFP package. The IDT 90E46 is priced at $2.50 each for volumes of 10,000 units, says the company.