Date:11th July 2011
IDT partners with Fudan in delivering
smart meter reference design
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. is partnering with Fudan
Microelectronics to provide a turn-key smart meter reference
design to shorten the development cycle of smart meter manufacturers,
improving time-to-market and lowering costs. The new reference
design leverages IDT's award-winning 90E2x wide-range power
metering device and Fudan Microelectronics' FM3308 microcontroller
unit (MCU) for next generation smart meter applications.
IDT says its 90E2x power metering IC offers the industry's
widest dynamic range of 5000:1, enabling meter manufacturers
to simplify their product designs using a single IC and
bill of materials (BOM) instead of different ICs and BOMs
for different meter types. Alongside the IDT device is Fudan
Microelectronics' FM3308 MCU chip, comprised of an 8-bit
TURBO 51 MCU core, program memory and RAM, LCD driver, RTC,
UARTs, and hardware ISO 7816 protocol stack -.
"With their high-performance and technologically superior
metering devices, IDT is the ideal company for collaboration
on this reference design," said Lei Shen, deputy chief
engineer of Fudan Microelectronics. "By combining IDT's
metering analog front-end (AFE) with our latest MCU designed
for smart meters, customers can quickly take the design
into certification and mass production. This is especially
valuable for meter manufacturers who have tight design bandwidth
"IDT is responding to its customers' demand for system
solutions by partnering with a leading MCU supplier in China,"
said Sean Fan, vice president and general manager of IDT
China. "Through this collaboration, we are able to
provide our customers with not only a turn-key solution,
but also improved service from local perspective. Reference
designs such as this allow us to accelerate our market penetration
in smart meters for the global smart grid market."
IDT says this reference design has already been adopted
and introduced into mass production by multiple smart meter
For more information visit www.idt.com/go/PowerMeter.