Tuesday, September 16, 2014

EnVerv Successfully Completes All G3-PLC WS3 Interoperability Tests at ERDF Labs for PHY, MAC and 6LoWPAN Network Layer in CENELEC A, FCC and ARIB Bands

Comprehensive Interoperability Achieved at ERDF WS3 Plugfest

SAN JOSE, Calif - Tuesday, September 16th 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- EnVerv Inc., a leader in Powerline and Wireless Communications System-on-Chip (SoC) Modems for Smart Grid applications today announced that the EV8000 Powerline Communications SoC platform has successfully completed interoperability testing at the G3-PLC Plug-fest held at ERDF Labs in August. The tests covered interoperability testing with other vendors in all three bands of CEENELEC A, FCC and ARIB in a well-integrated single chip SOC. These tests covered PHY, MAC and the 6LoWPAN Network layer. The EV8000 product family supports all mandatory and optional modes of the G3-PLC specification.

"We are pleased to achieve full G3-PLC interoperability of our EV8000 Modem,” said Dr. Farrokh Farrokhi, Vice President of Engineering at EnVerv. "By providing a fully programmable solution, we demonstrated our ability to interoperate in all of the frequency bands supported by the G3-PLC specification, while servicing all the standard and optional modes of G3-PLC. Completing this round of Interoperability tests gives our customers further confidence that their EnVerv based products can be deployed in any G3-PLC network worldwide.”

The EV8000 is a single-chip PLC SoC with programmable frequency bands, covering CENELEC-A, FCC and ARIB bands without the need for hardware changes. Furthermore, the EV8000 soft-modem can be programmed to operate in ITU-T G.9903 (G3-PLC), ITU-T G.9904 (PRIME), IEEE P1901.2 and IEC-61334 (S-FSK) modes simply by downloading their respective firmware code to the chip remotely over the power line network.

About EnVerv, Inc.

EnVerv is a fabless semiconductor company in the United States with headquarters in Milpitas, California and SoC solutions enabling robust and high-speed communications over Low Voltage (LV) and Medium Voltage (MV) power lines and are applicable to various grid connectivity markets such as AMI, solar micro-inverters, transformer monitoring, substation communications, lighting networks, etc. Visit www.enverv.com


G3-PLC is a protocol for Narrow Band Low frequency Power Line communications. G3-PLC facilitates high-speed, highly-reliable, long-range communication over the existing powerline grid. With the ability to cross transformers, infrastructure costs are reduced and with its support of IPv6, G3-PLC will support powerline communications into the future.

Afshin Shaybani, 858-224-0006

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