Iskraemeco and EnVerv announced today their partnership for development
of next generation multi-standard residential, commercial and industrial
smart meters where EnVerv's EV8000 Power-Line Communications (PLC) modem
System-on-Chip (SoC) serves as the multi-protocol, multi-band
communications engine supporting legacy G1 S-FSK and the new OFDM-based
"We have chosen EnVerv as our G3-PLC technology partner due to their
superior performance over alternative solutions and the flexibility of
their multi-protocol, multi-band SoC modem," said Markus Guebeli, Chief
Technology Officer at Iskraemeco. "EnVerv's ability to service multiple
protocols in their modem enables us to offer our existing G1 customers
with AMI meters that can be installed in G1 configuration and in future
remotely reconfigured to the latest version of the G3-PLC standard, thus
future-proofing meter installations and eliminating the need for future
truck rolls and consumer disruptions which significantly reduce our
customers' capital and operational expenses."
"We are very pleased to have been selected by Iskraemeco as their PLC
vendor of choice and look forward to expanding our colaboration and
delivering innovative solutions for their expanding AMI markets," said
Reza Mirkhani, Sr. Vice President at EnVerv. "Iskraemeco has been an
invaluable partner in successful development of multimode G1/G3 AMI
meters using the EV8000."
The EV8000 is a fully integrated single-chip PLC SoC that includes
comprehensive modem functionality from the power line to the network
layer and has programmable frequency bands, covering CENELEC-A, FCC and
ARIB bands without the need for chip or module hardware changes.
Furthermore, the EV8000 soft-modem can be programmed to operate in ITU-T
G.9903 (G3-PLC), ITU-T G.9904 (PRIME) and IEEE P1901.2 modes simply by
downloading their respective firmware code to the chip remotely over the
About EnVerv, Inc.
EnVerv is a fabless semiconductor company in the United States with
headquarters in Milpitas, California and SoC solutions enabling robust
and high-speed communications over Low-Voltage (LV) and Medium-Voltage
(MV) power lines applicable to various grid connectivity markets such as
AMI, solar micro-inverters, transformer monitoring, substation
communications, lighting networks, etc. EnVerv's SoC solutions comprise
single-chip soft-modems supporting ITU-T G.9903 (G3-PLC), ITU-T G.9904
(PRIME), IEEE P1901.2 and IEC-61334 (S-FSK) standards across CENELEC,
FCC and ARIB bands. For more information visit www.enverv.com.
Iskraemeco is a global company. Our products are present in more than
100 countries worldwide. With a focus on meeting customer needs, we look
for opportunities to expand the presence of our products and services,
both in existing and in new markets. Since its founding in 1945, the
company has been known for technical innovation. Six decades of success
and growth have been marked by numerous milestones. To date, we have
supplied customers with more than 40 million devices, almost 2 million
of which are electronic. We are proud that all the devices and systems
are based on our own knowledge and numerous patents.
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