PLC Stamp 1200 micro

Powerline module based on Qualcomm’s HomePlug® AV2 compliant QCA7500

The PLC (PowerLine Communication) module gives your application access to Gigabit powerline communication based on the HomePlug® AV2 compliant MAC/PHY Transceiver QCA7500. You can realize point-to-point and multi-point connections depending on your application. The data will be transmitted as Ethernet packets over the power line. This gives you the opportunity to use TCP/IP or whatever network protocols you wish to use.

The galvanic isolation from the power line as well as the power supply is left to you so that you can design it right for you application.

The QCA7500 from Qualcomm Atheros guarantees the compatibility with many other commercial powerline devices.

Typical applications include (but are not limited to) the following scenarios:

  • point-to-point or point-to-multipoint LAN tunneling over powerline
  • connecting powerline based smart meters to LAN/WAN
  • providing a LAN/WAN gateway for powerline based Internet-of-Things devices (sensors, remote I/O…)
  • interconnection of video or multimedia streaming devices (door intercom, set-top boxes…)

To see how the module can be used please have a look at the PLC Stamp 1200 Micro EVK. The datasheet contains a schematic for the insertion of the PLC signals on the Powerline.

Technical Characteristics


Powerline Controller Qualcomm QCA7500
 Microcontroller  –
 Power Supply  3.3 V
 Power Consumption  1.75 W idle / 2.5 W max.
 Data Rate  1200 Mbit/s max.
 Reach  300 m max.
 Temperature Range  Consumer (see datasheet for details)
 Size  44.7 mm x 36.2 mm x 4.0 mm




CAD Libraries

These libraries are provided without any warranty. You receive them free of charge and understand that you cannot charge I2SE in case of any problems. There is no guarantee that the libraries are of any satisfactory quality or fitness for a particular purpose. The sole reference for you should be the datasheet.

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