Building Automation Networking by Power-Line Communication


Xingtera offers chipsets, modules, and solutions for power-line communication (PLC) based building automation networks. We provide a flexible selection of interfaces including Ethernet (RJ-45), RS-232/RS-485, general UART/serial ports, MODBUS, and GPIOs. In order to facilitate legacy building automation networks, Xingtera solution also supports BACNet/IP over power-line, and two-way BACNet/IP – MODBUS conversion. Therefore, a power-line communication (PLC) network of up to 1,000 nodes and up to 40Mbps aggregate throughput can be established within a building, with additional features of BACNet/IP and MODBUS over power-line.

Applications: 

  • Ethernet based building automation networking over power-line (AC/DC) or twisted-pair cables (2-pair)
  • Serial (RS-232/RS-485) based building automation networking over power-line (AC/DC) or twisted-pair cables (2-pair)
  • BACNet/IP based building automation networking over power-line (AC/DC) or twisted-pair cables (2-pair)
  • Mixed Ethernet, BACNet/IP, and MODBUS networks over power-line with real-time protocol conversion support

Features:

  • Xingtera technologies support up to 1,000 nodes or terminals within a single power-line or twisted-pair network
  • Up to 40Mbps aggregate data rate
  • All devices can act as BACNet/IP  terminals with sensor/actuator capability 
  • BACNet/IP – MODBUS real-time conversion
  • Support Ethernet or serial/UART interfaces
  • Automated network setup with multi-hop functionality
  • Mature solutions verified in Europe and Asia

Products:

  • MOD927 module for high-speed Ethernet over power-line network and real-time power consumption management 
  • MOD901 module for multi-interface network over power-line and reliable remote electricity meter reading

Learn more about Xingtera’s module products.