Power Line Communications
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  • Universal PLC Modem SoC
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Semtech EV8020

Semtech EV8020

ITU-Standards PLC Modem SoC

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The EV8020 is a highly integrated system-on-chip (SoC) solution that combines a complete PLC modem including AFE, PHY, MAC and upper layers up to and including IPV6 to offer the entire silicon requirements of a PLC modem in one chip.
The EV8020 offers multi-mode modulation supporting advanced OFDM line coding with proprietary algorithms to enable robust data transmission over power line networks. It also supports FSK and Spread Spectrum line coding to support legacy applications in existing power line networks. 


  • Complete single chip multimode soft-modem solution for power line applications supporting OFDM
  • Modulation
  • Integrated Physical Layer (PHY), Media Access Controller (MAC) Layer and Analog Front End
  • (AFE)
  • Integrated Secure Flash memory (Various Options)
  • Compatible with CENELEC A (10kHz to 95kHz)
  • Integrated hardware AES Engine encryption / decryption accelerator
  • User-configured start & end operating frequency
  • Automatic Repeat Request (ARQ) to enhance error detection and improve data reliability
  • Supports Master and Slave SPI, I2C, and UART interfaces
  • OTW (Over The Wire) field upgrades
  • Industrial temperature operating range (-40°C to +85°C)


  • Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
  • Airport Runway Lighting
  • Internet of Things (IoT) 
  • Home Area Network (HAN)
  • Smart Appliances
  • Solar Plant Control & Monitoring
  • Street Lighting Networks
  • Substation Communications
  • Traffic Signal Control & Monitoring

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