Smart grid substation enables IEC 61850-compliant solutions

29th January 2014
Posted By : Staff Reporter

As a result of smart grid substation automation deployments adopting Ethernet-based industrial networking, TI have announced a low-cost substation automation solution in collaboration with Triangle MicroWorks.

Triangle MicroWork's IEC 61850 Protocol Stack works with Ti's Sitara AM335x processors, and other TI SoCs, to shorten the development cycle, while reducing system cost and complexity. This is done by replacing traditional ASIC or FPGA solutions with a Sitara-processor-based industrial communication subsystem (PRU-ICSS).

The TI Sitara AM335x processors create a reliable smart grid network through its industrial subsystem that supports flexible, real-time communication. In addition to Triangle MicroWorks’ IEC 61850 stack, Sitara AM335x processors can also support PROFINET, EtherCAT, PROFIBUS and other industrial protocols on the same processor, making it a strong option for many industrial platforms.

Triangle MicroWorks IEC 61850 Protocol Stack is optimized to work well in embedded environments by using advanced protocol parsing techniques. The TMW 61850 Library provides full services out of the box. TMW supports object models for Edition 1, Edition 2, Hydro, DER, and Wind. Available features include GOOSE, Sampled Values, tracking, external references, mixed edition systems, and IEC 62351 security.

 


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