ST Intros Kit to Power Enel’s Electricity Meters

November 02, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

STMicroelectronics Inc. (ST, Geneva, Switzerland) announced the release of a kit of semiconductor components for electricity company Enel’s (Italy) static electricity meters. In 2001, Enel launched a challenging project in advanced automated meter management system solutions, and the fully supported ST kit has been produced to address this application.

The kit offers ST’s ST7538 single-chip, power-line communications, frequency shift keying transceiver; the µPSD3200 from ST’s family of programmable system devices that has a 40 MHz, industry-standard microcontroller; the VIPer switched-mode power supply chip built with ST’s proprietary VIPower smart-power technology; and the M41T56M6 low-power consumption, real-time clock/calendar device.