ON Semiconductor


Power Line Carrier Modem

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Original publication on 2015-12-03, revision 2


ON Semiconductor's AMIS-49587 is an IEC1334 compliant power line carrier modem using spread FSK (S- FSK) modulation for robust low data rate communication over power lines. AMIS-49587 is built around an ARM 7TDMI processor core, and includes the MAC layer. With this robust modulation technique, signals on the power lines can pass long distances. The half-duplex operation is automatically synchronized to the mains, and can be up to 2400 bits/sec. The product configuration is done via its serial interface, which allows the user to concentrate on the development of the application. The AMIS-49587 is implemented in ON Semiconductor mixed signal technology, combining both analog circuitry and digital functionality on the same IC.


  • Power Line Carrier Modem for 50 and 60 Hz Mains
  • Fully compliant to IEC 61334−5−1 and CENELEC EN 50065−1
  • Complete Handling of Protocol Layers Physical to MAC
  • Programmable Carrier Frequencies from 9 to 95 kHz in 10 Hz Steps
  • Half Duplex
  • Data Rate Selectable: 300 – 600 – 1200 – 2400 baud (@ 50 Hz)360 – 720 – 1440 – 2880 baud (@ 60 Hz)
  • Synchronization on Mains
  • Repetition Algorithm Boost the Robustness of Communication
  • SCI Port to Application Microcontroller
  • SCI Baudrate Selectable: 4.8 – 9.6 – 19.2 – 34.4 kb
  • Power Supply 3.3 V
  • Ambient Temperature Range: −40°C to +85°C
  • These Devices are Pb−Free and are RoHS Compliant*


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