Semitech provides the semiconductor devices that enable the transformation of the electricity grid into a smart grid. Their chips help to transform homes into energy-aware “smart homes” that react to conditions on the grid, thus implementing a worldwide communications network based on the existing power grid.
Semitech’s family of PLC devices delivers a range of solutions and bandwidth for smart grid communications. Semitech’s products have consistently proven to be the most robust solution for broad deployment in the harsh power grid environments. The SM6401, Semitech’s flagship product, is a System-on-a-Chip (SoC) for a single-chip solution to many smart grid applications. Along with the power line transceiver, it integrates a 32 bit processor, 32Kbytes Flash, a Real Timer Clock (RTC), 21 IOs, SPI, 2 UARTs & other peripherals into a single chip. This is the most integrated solution in the industry.