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General Description

VC6320 is a broadband Power Line Communication (PLC) Processor. It integrates a 32-bit ARM Cortex M4 MCU and 32-bit DSP, embedded Flash memory, 7 UART interfaces, 3 SPI interfaces, 2 I2C interfaces, one 10/100M Ethernet MAC, PLC MAC/PHY layer functions, Analog-Front-End and high current Line Driver. VC6320 is a true single chip SoC that supports multiple modern broadband PLC standards for Smart Grid and other IIoT applications. VC6320 solution is optimized to provide the most robust AMI networking connectivity and state-of-the-art communication performance in the noisy electric grid environments.

PLC Processor Features

  Support multiple Broadband PLC Standards: China SGCC Q/GDW 11612, IEEE 1901.1

  Integrated high linearity, high current and power efficient Line Driver to offer the lowest BOM cost for Broadband PLC applications

  Frequency bands: 1.9~12 MHz

  Modulation schemes: BPSK, QPSK and 16QAM

  Up to 7 UART interfaces

  One SPI Master with 4 chip selects which can be used to control wireless transceiver, metering or other SPI devices

  One SPI Slave interface for alternative data interface with the Host Processor

  3rd SPI interface which can be configured as Master or Slave

  2 I2C interfaces

  4 PWM

  One Ethernet MAC with RMII interface

  2 MB embedded Flash memory

  Support In-System Programming of Flash memory via UART0 or SPI Slave interface

  Up to 53 programmable GPIOs for maximal flexibility

  3.3 V digital I/O

  Integrated DC-DC (3.3 V to 1.2 V) BUCK Converter

  88L-QFN (10x10mm) package

  Operating temperature range: -40 ~ +85°C

Applications

 Smart Grid communications

 Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)

 Smart meters

 Power Line Communications data concentrators

 Street lighting automation

 Industrial monitoring and control

 Smart home and building



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