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
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
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:
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.