TI provides industry\\\'s lowest-power, highest-precision smart e-metering solution

DALLAS, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced a new line of analog front ends (AFEs) for power monitoring and control of smart e-meters. The new ADS131E08 family is available with 8, 6 or 4 channels and in 16- or 24-bit resolution. The devices offer high integration and performance, along with the industry´s lowest power consumption per channel and widest upgrade/downgrade path. For more information, visit www.ti.com/ads131e08-pr.

When combined with the AMC1100 isolation amplifier, quad-channel ISO7241C digital isolator and 32-bit C2000™ TMS320F2812 high-performance microcontroller (MCU), the new ADS131E08 family provides a three-phase class 1.0 and 0.5 smart e-metering solution that minimizes power consumption while providing high linearity for accurate power measurement. The solution also delivers the high-voltage isolation required to meet industry standards for power and communications in high-end industrial meters and Smart Grid infrastructure. A free sample kit of the smart metering solution is available today.

Key features and benefits of the ADS131E08 e-metering AFE family:

Tools and support
The ADS131E08EVM-PDK demonstration kit is available to speed hardware evaluation and system development, along with an IBIS model. It can be ordered today for US$199.    

Availability, packaging and pricing
All devices in the ADS131E08 family are available today in a 9-mm x 9-mm TQFP package. Suggested retail pricing for 1,000-unit quantities is as follows:

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