Communications introduces the world's first hybrid system-on-chip
(SoC) family that integrates powerline communication (PLC) and wireless
capabilities on a single chip. The Greenvity Hybrii® chip family
supports both the HomePlug
Green PHY PLC and ZigBee®
worldwide standards simultaneously to enable robust and intelligent
connectivity for a variety of home and building energy management and
electric vehicle applications. The first Hybrii family members include
chip for smart grid, smart energy management, industrial and consumer
applications, and the Hybrii-PLC
device for rugged, high temperature conditions.
Hybrii-XL makes smart grid products possible that for the first time
integrate both PLC and ZigBee communication capabilities. The
single-chip solution allows customers to reduce costs and power
consumption by using one chip and one board, rather than the traditional
approach requiring multiple chips and boards to support both standards.
When the Hybrii chip is deployed in an energy-efficient appliance,
consumers are assured reliable, robust communication as well as ease of
use. They don't have to worry about which standard an appliance supports
and can place the appliance anywhere in their house without worrying
about wireless reception issues or multi-phase issues related to power
lines. The Hybrii chip automatically chooses the best medium to transmit
energy-related data-wirelessly or via existing power lines-and extends
the range to cover an entire home or building. If wireless nodes are
noisy due to interference then PLC will be enabled and vice versa,
ensuring reliable communication.
"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 he smart grid and smart energy systems," said Hung
Nguyen, president and CEO of Greenvity Communications. "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."
Hybrii-XL for industrial and consumer applications
The Hybrii-XL (GV7011) is a highly integrated single chip with HomePlug
Green PHY PLC and ZigBee wireless functions integrated for low cost and
lower power consumption. Both HomePlug Green PHY PLC and ZigBee can
operate simultaneously, providing high reliability and robust
connectivity. The GV7011 is a highly compact chip that integrates analog
front-end, RF, baseband, MAC and embedded memory. It also includes a
microcontroller (MCU) for low power energy management. The GV7011 offers
high performance with data rate up to 9.8 Mbps in PLC mode and 250 Kbps
in wireless mode. With versatility and plug-and-play purposes, the
Hybrii-XL is powered with multiple interfaces of SPI, Ethernet 10/100
MAC and MII interfaces.
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, enabling demand response
and load balancing that can reduce energy usage by more than 50 percent.
For multi-dwelling units (MDU) such as condos and apartment buildings,
existing power lines can transfer data and cover a longer distance than
wireless alone, while ZigBee will cover each room wirelessly. Additional
applications include solar inverters and smart and controlled lighting.
Hybrii-PLC for electric vehicles
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 GV7012
chip also is equipped with SPI, Ethernet 10/100 MAC and MII interfaces.
Designed to meet rugged conditions and automotive grade temperatures
(-40 degrees C to +105 degrees C), the Hybrii-PLC is ideal for demanding
environments such as inside a car where high-temperature capability is a
HomePlug Green PHY and ZigBee standards
HomePlug Green PHY PLC and ZigBee wireless are emerging as the de facto
standards for smart grid, home energy management systems (HEMS) and
building energy management systems (BEMS), according to the Association
of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM). In addition, the international
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the European Automobile
Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) have selected HomePlug Green PHY PLC
as the communication standard for the universal charging system that
supports both AC charging and ultra-fast DC charging in electric
Availability and pricing
Samples and evaluation kits of the Hybrii-XL (GV7011) and Hybrii-PLC
(GV7012) are available now for ordering. Contact email@example.com
for pricing and additional information.
About Greenvity Communications
Greenvity Communications is transforming the smart energy management,
Home Area Network (HAN) and electric vehicle markets with its innovative
and patent-pending smart connectivity technologies. Greenvity develops
powerline and wireless communications and unique energy management
technologies to enable robust and intelligent connectivity for a wide
range of smart energy applications in the smart meter, home gateway,
smart appliance, solar and electric vehicle markets. With full
operations beginning in 2010, Greenvity is a privately held company
based in Silicon Valley. www.greenvity.com
Greenvity Communications, the Greenvity logo and Hybrii are trademarks
or registered trademarks of Greenvity Communications, Inc., Reg. U.S.
Pat. & Tm. Off. All other product or service names are the property of
their respective owners. © 2012 Greenvity Communications, Inc.
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