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ATPL230A-EK shows the capabilities of ATPL230A for Smart Metering platforms with embedded Power Line Communications. The EK includes a PRIMETM (PoweR line Intelligent Metering Evolution) PHY layer. PRIME is a mature, consolidated and worldwide accepted standard for OFDM-based power line communications, with focus on providing Smart Grid services over electricity distribution networks. ATPL230A platform supports PRIME v1.3.6 version of the specification. On top of that, ATPL230A supports frequency band extension up to 500 kHz, as well as additional robust modes for data transmission.


This EK comprises:

  • Two ATPL230AMB modem boards.
  • Two ATPLCOUP000 coupling boards suited for transmission and reception in the CENELEC-A frequency band.
  • Two USB to micro-B USB cables.
  • Two power cord cables (IEC320-C8).
  • Set of jumpers to configure the board (230/100 VAC selection, ERASE,..).

More Information

  • Please follow the instructions in the EK to get access to additional information related to hardware, software and useful PC applications:
  • ATPL230A-EK User Manual, doc43075, detailing how to start using the kit.
  • "Hardware" folder: contains schemes and Gerber files for the ATPL230AMB and ATPLCOUP000 boards, as well as specific documentation about the chip.
  • "Software" folder: includes examples showing how to use and configure the PRIME PHY layer on the ATPL230A. Software documentation is provided as well.
  • "Tools" folder: comprises PC applications that can be immediately used to evaluate ATPL230A and its performance.

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Release Notes




ATPL230A-EK Release Note

ATPL230A-EK Release Note

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