MICROCHIP  AC164142  Daughter Board, PICtail Plus, Power Line Soft Modem, Consumer Band BPSK 7.2Kbps

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Product Overview

The AC164142 is a consumer band BPSK 7.2Kbps power line soft modem PICtail Plus daughter board. provides communication over power lines using a binary phase shift keying modulation scheme. These boards interface to the popular explorer 16 development board and operate in the CENELEC C consumer frequency band at a carrier frequency of 129.6KHz. The software modem runs on the dsPIC33F digital signal controller and utilises an analog front end to interface to the AC power mains. Each of the communication nodes utilises a high voltage adapter cable that connects the consumer band BPSK Based 7.2Kbps power line soft modem to the AC mains. The HV adapter cable incorporates the circuitry required to provide the noise filtering and isolation from the power line.
  • Operates on 5V and 9V power supply
  • Modulation and demodulation in software
  • Software selectable baud rates 1200, 2400, 3600, 4800, 5400 and 7200
  • Variable transmit power level setting
  • Compatible with 220V/50Hz and 110V/60Hz power lines

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Microchip dsPIC33FJ256GP710A Devices
Kit Contents:
2x Board, 2x Adapter Cables, Info Sheet
Product Range:
Modulation and Demodulation, Variable Transmit Power Level Setting
No SVHC (17-Dec-2015)

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Info Sheet, Two Consumer Band BPSK based 7.2Kbps Power Line Soft Modem PICtail Plus Daughter Boards, Two High Voltage Adapter Cables.

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