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Greenvity Communications, a company whose business focuses on providing solutions for the energy management, home area network and electric vehicle (EV) sectors, has released a system-on-chip (SoC) product that integrates powerline communication (PLC) and wireless capabilities on a single chip.

The Hybrii chip family supports both the HomePlug Green PHY PLC and ZigBee standards simultaneously to enable connectivity among a variety of energy management and EV applications. The first chips are the Hybrii-XL for smart grid, industrial and consumer applications, and the Hybrii-PLC device for rugged, high-temperature conditions.

Greenvity says the Hybrii chip automatically chooses the best medium to transmit energy-related data - wirelessly or via existing power lines - and extends the range to cover an entire home or building. If wireless nodes are noisy due to interference, PLC will be enabled and vice versa, ensuring reliable communication.

"The Hybrii family of single-chip energy management solutions will help enable consumers and utilities to take advantage of the energy and cost savings promised by the smart grid and smart energy systems," says Hung Nguyen, president and CEO of Greenvity.


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