Achieve High Energy-Measurement Accuracy with Highly Integrated Single-Phase Metering SoC

 Achieve High Energy-Measurement Accuracy with Highly Integrated Single-Phase
                                 Metering SoC

Maxim Integrated's ZON M3 single-phase energy meter SoC enables +/-0.1%
accuracy over 5000:1 dynamic range.

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 14, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Using the ZON™ M3 (MAX71315)
single-phase electricity meter SoC from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
(NASDAQ: MXIM), engineers now have a highly accurate, low-cost design system
for e-meters and solid-state meters.

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Superior metering metrology is essential for accurate monitoring and billing.
Additionally, meter manufacturers must consider cost in their designs, as
millions of meters are being deployed throughout the globe. The ZON M3
energy-meter solution integrates four 24-bit ADCs for 4-channel data
collection and +/-0.1% measurement accuracy over 5000:1 dynamic range. A
32-bit metrology compute engine (CE) ensures high-accuracy processing of all
collected data. Its two touch-switch inputs eliminate mechanical switches and
improve user experience, and its infrared (IR) communications interface
eliminates the typical extra IR receiver module. All the high integration
reduces cost and improves user experience.

Key Advantages

  oSuperior metering accuracy: +/-0.1% over 5000:1 dynamic range
  oHigh integration:integrated touch-switch inputs and IR communications
    improve user experience and reduce system cost; multiple interfaces (SPI,
    I^2C, and 4 USART) for design versatility; real-time clock (RTC) with
    temperature compensation and digital temperature sensor for highly
    accurate temperature compensation; ample Flash and RAM memory for
    long-term service
  oHigh performance:a 32-bit metrology CE ensures high-accuracy processing of
    all collected data

Commentary

  o"The ZON M3 electricity meter SoC is the perfect answer for residential
    market challenges," said Gregory Guez, Business Director for Energy
    Solutions at Maxim Integrated. "It enables high accuracy and reduces BOM
    cost for e-meters, submeters, and solid-state meters around the globe."
  o"New technical standards will enhance smart meter technology and may even
    revolutionize the whole value chain, from chip design to meter
    manufacturing," said Julia Zhu, Senior Analyst at IHS China. "The two
    cornerstones of the new standard, performance and reliability, will be key
    to making a difference in the smart meter market."

Availability and Pricing

  oThe ZON M3 electricity meter is available in a 100-pin LQFP package.
  oPricing starts at $2.81 (1000-up, FOB USA).

A ZON M3 reference design is available to qualified customers. Hi-res images
for the ZON M3 end application and ZON M3 block diagram are available.

About Maxim Integrated
At Maxim Integrated, our designs make the world more integrated. And with
analog integration, the possibilities are endless. In Fiscal 2013, we reported
revenues of $2.4 billion.

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ZON is a trademark of Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

Contact: Timery Crawford
         (408) 601-5435
         Timery.Crawford@maximintegrated.com

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