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SAM4CP16B Evaluation Kit shows the capabilities of SAM4CP16B for Smart Metering platforms with embedded Power Line Communications. The EK includes a fully operational PRIME (PoweR line Intelligent Metering Evolution) communications stack. 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. SAM4CP16B platform supports PRIME v1.3.6 version of the specification. On top of that, SAM4CP16B supports frequency band extension up to 500 kHz, as well as additional robust modes for data transmission.


  • This EK comprises:
  • Two SAM4CP16BMB modem boards.
  • Two ATPLCOUP000 coupling boards suited for transmission and reception in the CENELEC-A frequency band.
  • Two ATPLCOUP002 coupling boards suited for transmission and reception in the ARIB frequency band.
  • Two USB to micro-B USB cables.
  • Two power cord cables (IEC320-C8).
  • Set of jumpers to configure the board (230/115 VAC selection, RS-485 and ERASE).

Additional Information

  • Please follow the instructions in the EK to get access to additional information related to hardware, software and useful PC applications:
  • SAM4CP16B-EK User Manual, doc43054, detailing how to start using the kit.
  • "Hardware" folder: contains schemes and Gerber files for the SAM4CP16BMB, ATPLCOUP000 and ATPLCOUP002 boards, as well as specific documentation about the chip.
  • "Software" folder: includes examples showing how to use and configure the Atmel PRIME stack and the PRIME PHY layer on the SAM4CP16B. Includes PRIME PHY projects, PRIME software stack compilations for limited Base Node (BN Lite) and fully operational Service Node (SN) implementations. Software documentation available.
  • "PCTools" folder: comprises PC applications that can be immediately used to evaluate SAM4CP16B and its performance.

For ordering and availability information, contact your local Atmel Sales office or Disctributor.

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2Suggested retail price per unit for budgetary use only.


Release Notes




SAM4CP16B-EK Release Note

SAM4CP16B-EK Release Note

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