IDT and Fudan Offer Chinese Market Smart Meter Reference Design
Integrated Device Technology (IDT) announced today that they have joined forces with Chinese–based Fudan Microelectronics to create a smart meter reference design for developers of smart meter solutions. The new reference design combines IDT's 90E2x power metering device and Fudan Microelectronics' FM3308 microcontroller unit (MCU). According to IDT the new reference design will shorten the development cycle of smart meter manufacturers and improve time-to-market.
The award-winning 90E2x power metering range allows meter manufacturers to simplify their product designs using. Coupled with the Fudan platform the reference design meets and exceed the Chinese standards for turn-key usage in smart meter applications.
Manufacturing customers combining IDT's metering analogue front-end (AFE) with Fudan Microelectronics’ latest MCU designed for smart meters, customers can quickly take the design into certification and mass production, said Lei Shen, deputy chief engineer of Fudan Microelectronics.
"Through this collaboration, we are able to provide our customers with not only a turn-key solution, but also improved service from local perspective. Reference designs such as this allow us to accelerate our market penetration in smart meters for the global smart grid market," said Sean Fan, vice president and general manager of IDT China.