Industrial IoT News

Industrial IoT Home

Semitech Semiconductor Dual-Mode Communication Platform Receives G3-PLC Hybrid Certification

By Alex Passett
May 25, 2023

The mission of Semitech Semiconductor is simple: Semitech provides highly versatile, reliable, robust and low-cost communications semiconductors and embedded system products for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) space. Semitech’s high-performance wireless and power line communication (PLC) solutions impact the likes of smart grid, smart lighting and automotive markets, and recently the company announced that its SM2400 PLC+RF reference design module has officially been certified by the G3-Alliance.

Let’s break this down:

Created in 2011 to standardize global technologies, the G3-Alliance consortium’s Hybrid PLC+RF specifications are, per G3-Alliance itself, “the first industry hybrid standard that covers extended capabilities for smart grid and applications in IoT/IIoT.” Certification from this entity validates platforms and, ultimately, their conformance to rigorous G3-Alliance Hybrid specifications. Additionally, it assures true interoperability when using Semitech’s solution in G3-Hybrid networks, in this particular case.

As Zeev Collin, CEO of Semitech Semiconductor, said when I had the chance to speak with him earlier this year, “IoT and IIoT can be a very fragmented space. We find the sweet spots in industrial applications to deliver the core technologies behind trusted communications in every use case we can.”

Such use cases involve smart grid implementations, ones not without their needs for major investments. So ensuring that meters, data concentrators and other devices can communicate reliably, meet performance levels and are interoperable is critical. This affects smart metering and myriad smart city applications, among others.

“Hybrid PLC+RF networks deliver high reliability and scalability, while adding flexibility and increasing data capacity and speed,” Collin said. “Customers want to use certified platforms as a stamp of quality approval and to ensure ease of use with other products sharing the same networks. We are very proud of our contribution to the G3-Hybrid standard and of having a certified solution.”

More information about technology enabler Semitech Semiconductors be found here.

Edited by Greg Tavarez
Get stories like this delivered straight to your inbox. [Free eNews Subscription]
Related Articles

Turning Labor Shortages into Competitive Advantages: Fox Robotics' FoxBots Surpass 2.5 Million Total Pallet Pulls

By: Alex Passett    2/8/2024

Fox Robotics has officially surpassed more than 2.5 million pallet pulls with its "industry-first" FoxBot autonomous trailer loaders/unloaders.

Read More

Ceva's RivieraWaves Wi-Fi 7 IP Platform Makes Waves in Next-Gen IIoT

By: Alex Passett    1/31/2024

Ceva's RivieraWaves Wi-Fi 7 IP platform, primed for the next generation of Wi-Fi Access Point and Station/Client products, offers a slew of reliable a…

Read More

From Data to Industry Action: How Digitization Can Majorly Reduce CO2 Emissions by 2030

By: Alex Passett    1/29/2024

Gecko Robotics and Rho Impact recently released data on CO2 emission reductions and how digitization and Industry 4.0 can bring about real environment…

Read More

Mouser Electronics and Panasonic Industrial Automation Sign a New Agreement to Benefit Design Engineers in IIoT

By: Alex Passett    1/15/2024

Mouser Electronics and Panasonic Industrial Automation have announced a new distribution agreement to further support IIoT projects that design engine…

Read More

Perfect Your IIoT Strategies at IoT Evolution Expo 2024, part of the ITEXPO #TECHSUPERSHOW

By: Alex Passett    1/15/2024

Explore what the future holds for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) innovators and their innovations at IoT Evolution Expo 2024, taking place from …

Read More