PRIME Alliance goes Hybrid – The Global Elites 2022
The hybrid solution selected by the PRIME Alliance has been realized by integrating both physical (PHY) layers into a common PHY layer that is used by the same media access control (MAC) layer of the previous versions. A hybrid node can use both physical layers and maintain connectivity with neighbouring nodes with different technologies. For each connection the technology chooses the most suitable medium and modulation to provide stable and fast communication.
PLC-only protocols remain unchanged, making the integration fully backward compatible. The new solution allows hybrid and PLC-only devices to be integrated on the same network and is also fully compatible with RF-only devices, enabling new applications.
Find out more on the advantages of PRIME Hybrid reading the entire article written by Alfredo Sanz (Microchip – PRIME member) for the Global Elites 2022 edition.