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Texas Instruments' Solutions Help Developers Create the Next Generation of Breakthrough Products for the Smart Grid Market

Metering ICs, connectivity, reference designs and software ease development for energy management applications

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - A leading innovator in energy management, communication and control for the Smart Grid, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today announced it has expanded its portfolio in utility metering, home and building automation and Smart Grid infrastructure with technology and tools that help developers create secure, economical and future-proof solutions for the Smart Grid.

The world's most accurate, flexible and robust energy metering ICs

Demonstrating its commitment to advancing the efficiency of utility metering, TI recently introduced 24 new energy meter integrated circuits (ICs) that deliver industry-leading accuracy, flexibility, robustness and system cost savings for 1-phase, 2-phase and 3-phase electricity meter solutions. The new MSP430F673x/F672x family of energy meter ICs combines the lowest power, most advanced metrology and clocking functionalities for high precision and robust electricity measurements design. The new energy meter ICs offer developers more flexibility in electricity metering and energy monitoring applications. For more information, visit

TI demonstrates most integrated ZigBee® Smart Energy system-on-chip

An active leader in the development of the ZigBee Smart Energy(TM) standard, TI's CC2538 system-on-chip (SoC) is the most powerful ZigBee SoC designed to support developers creating both current and next generation Smart Energy devices, without the added cost of a microcontroller or external memory. This cost-effective radio frequency (RF) solution for Smart Grid communication eases development of control applications for electricity, gas or water smart meters and in-home displays. Also being introduced is TI's high performance CC1200 RF transceiver, an evolution of the CC1120 sub-1 GHz RF performance line, that supports the full bandwidth of the 802.15.4g standard for wireless smart utility networks in the sub-1 GHz bands. For more information, visit

Smart Grid infrastructure platform saves time and moneyFulfilling the need for solutions to support the Smart Grid Infrastructure (SGI), TI offers the new PLC data concentrator reference demo on the SGI evaluation platform that helps developers reduce time-to-market. TI's new data concentrator give developers the option to add PLC communication supporting different protocol standards in one design, rather than change hardware as previously required. The SGI board supports various PLC standards, including PRIME, G3, FlexOFDM libraries and more, all on the same hardware. For more information, please visit

Smart Grid solutions support new G3-PLC standard

Demonstrating its commitment to provide reliable power line communication (PLC) solutions, TI announced its support of the new power line communication (PLC) protocol, G3-PLC, as board of director of the G3 alliance. TI's G3 software package supports its PLC product offerings such as the PLC development kits and PLC data concentrator, enabling application compatibility with a variety of international requirements. With unique modular hardware architecture and flexible software framework, TI's PLC solutions are the industry's only PLC-based technology capable of supporting multiple protocol standards and modulation schemes with a single platform. For more information, visit

Visit TI @ DistribuTECH 2012

Stop by booth 4735 to see TI's Smart Grid demonstrations and solutions at DistribuTech 2012. Be sure to also follow @TXInstruments on Twitter for exclusive show updates and giveaways!

TI's Smart Grid solutions

With millions of energy meter ICs shipped over the past decade, Texas Instruments is the global systems provider for innovative, secure, economical and future-proof solutions for the worldwide smart grid. TI offers the industry's broadest smart grid portfolio of metrology expertise, application processors, communication systems, wireless connectivity and analog components in readily available silicon, with advanced software, tools and support for compliant solutions in grid infrastructure, utility metering and home or building automation. Learn more at

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