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Atmel Corp., a provider of touch- and microcontroller-based technologies, has announced that it has become the newest member of the G3-PLC Alliance, an international organization whose goal is to promote the G3-PLC communications standard.

The G3-PLC specification, recently approved by the International Telecommunications Union and compliant with the IEEE 1901.2 standard, is a new low-frequency, orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)-based narrowband powerline communications (NB-PLC) standard. According to the alliance, the standard supports the IPv6 internet protocol that allows Internet-based energy management systems used by utilities and grid operators to better manage their assets on the grid.

"We are excited to be the newest member of the G3-PLC Alliance," says Kourosh Boutorabi, senior director of smart energy at Atmel Corp. "As a member of this alliance, smart grid and utility companies can have the confidence that our next-generation solutions will support the G3 specification, enabling better interoperability between the smart meter and smart grid infrastructure."




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