Communication in Smart Homes with Emphasis wn Power Line Communication
Abstract: Power Line Communication (PLC) is a technology that allows consumers to use the already existing wiring infrastructure to exchange information. This paper overviews narrowband PLC in home automation, starting from the basics of power line communication and its advantages compared to wired and Wi-Fi automation systems, data modulation techniques, noise problems, frequency bands, all the way to regulations affecting PLC. The paper is finished off with an overview of three System on Chip (SoC) power line modems from a few different generations, Yitran’s IT800D from 2005, ON Semiconductor’s NCN49597 from 2012, and STMicroelectronics’s ST8500 from 2017.
Keywords: Power Line Communication, narrowband PLC, PLC modem, System on Chip
International Burch University
Journal of Natural Sciences and Engineering