SILICA to showcase leading technologies at Metering Billing/CRM Europe 2012 exhibition
Semiconductor Distributor partners with Analog Devices, STMicroelectronics, Infineon and ON Semiconductor to highlight metering solutions
Axel Kleinitz, Business Development Manager Metering at Silica commented, "As smart grids are gradually deployed across Europe, efficient Smart Meters will be instrumental in the successful roll out. Silica is supporting the market growth with a wide range of advanced power efficient components, including, microcontrollers, powerline and wireless communications devices and sensors. These technologies are backed by a host of design tools and engineering support to ensure a swift market entry for our customer."
Highlights on booth B40 include demo stations with evaluation kits and reference designs. The ADF7021F-N from Analog Devices is a narrowband transceiver offering users IF filter bandwidths of 9 kHz, 13.5 kHz, and 18.5 kHz, making it ideally suited to worldwide narrowband standards, particularly those that stipulate 12.5 kHz channel separation. The ST presence will focus on an over-all system solution approach, including AFEs and diverse PLC solutions for electricity meters, ultra low power MCUs for battery driven flow meters as well as Sub 1-GHz RF solutions.
The demonstration from ON Semiconductor will focus on innovative wired communications solutions such as MBUS modems as well as FSK based PLC solutions. The forth demo station from Infineon will feature energy efficient robust sensing and wireless components for use in the harshest of environments.
Avnet Silica (An Avnet Company)
Silica, an Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) company, is one of the leading semiconductor distributors in Europe. Silica accelerates its customers' success by connecting 25 technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 15,000 customers and providing in-depth design support and cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For more information, visit www.silica.com/metering