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Publication Date: 05/1/2011
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Power Line Comm App from Pulse Electronics
San Diego, CA — Pulse Electronics Corporation is now providing engineers with an application-based sales (ABS) tool for designing power line communication (PLC) applications. The PLC application diagram aligns the company's key technology and product lines within the home automation and home networking market segments.

Power line communication offers an alternative solution to the existing WiFi/LAN/MoCA local area interfaces by transporting home networking data over the 230/110V power line connections to the wide area network (WAN). The tool is available on the Pulse Electronics website.

The tool provides a block diagram for the application. When the user clicks on a specific part in the diagram, a full range of products appear with complete information for each one. From there, the customer can access data sheets and perform an online stock check, simplifying the selection process. For example, block diagrams exist for the PLC adapter, Triple Play/Modem, and Wireless Access Point/Hub.

Power line communication systems carry data over a conductor that is primarily used for electric power transmission. The transformer provides an isolation barrier between the communication system and the high voltage power connection. Markets include home networking or home automation using local area connections to interface to the WAN such as wireless cellular links, Ethernet copper interconnect, MoCA diplexers/triplexers, and power supply components.

Contact: Pulse Electronics Corp., 12220 World Trade Drive, San Diego, CA 92128 858-674-8100 fax: 858-674-8262 E-mail: Web: or

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