Combine an MCU and Analog Front End to Implement PLC Solutions

By Maury Wright, Electronic Products 5/16/2012 A plethora of embedded systems ranging from motor control to smart-energy applications need connectivity, and the ever-present power line may provide the most convenient media for such connectivity. Moreover, power-line communications (PLC) will likely prove vital to the smart home. However, power-line communications require robust digital signal processing (DSP) and an analog front end …