|[February 12, 2013]
Greenvity Introduces HomePlug® Green PHY™ Powerline Communication SoC for LED Lighting
MILPITAS, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Greenvity Communications expands its Hybrii®
family of system-on-chip (SoC) connectivity solutions with the new
Hybrii-Mini GV7013 aimed at cost-sensitive consumer and industrial
applications. Compatible with the HomePlug (News - Alert)® Green PHY™ powerline
communication (PLC) specification for smart grid applications, the
GV7013 specifically addresses intelligent and controlled LED lighting.
The Hybrii-Mini PLC enables intelligent LED lighting over long distances
for various types of commercial, residential and public LED lighting
applications, including lamps, fixtures, panels and bulbs. The GV7013
also can ensure robust and reliable two-way communication for outdoor
lighting such as controlled street lighting and digital signage
applications. In residential or building environments, the Hybrii-Mini
PLC offers longer range and larger coverage by communicating through
multiple walls and floors-a capability that would be a challenge for
wireless solutions due to significant signal loss through concrete
One of the major advantages of the GV7013 is its compatibility with the HomePlug
Green PHY international standard, which coexists and is
interoperable with the HomePlug AV and IEEE (News - Alert) P1901 standards. Because of
this, smart lighting solutions with GV7013 will be interoperable with a
plethora of existing and emerging HomePlug AV- and IEEE P1901-based
products such as home gateways, routers and set-top boxes.
The highly integrated GV7013 offers high performance and robust
powerline connectivity with data rates up to 9.8 Mbps. Using OFDM
technology across the 2 MHz to 30 MHz spctrums, the Hybrii-Mini offers
reliability and increases noise immunity in a system. The GV7013 chip
integrates a microprocessor for low power energy management and lighting
control, and it supports several interfaces including SPI, UART, I2C and
PWM to directly control a variety of LED power drivers and LED chips.
The GV7013 architecture and software allow mobile devices such as the
iPhone (News - Alert) and iPad to control LED lights with dimming and color-tuning
"The energy-efficient GV7013 Hybrii-Mini marks Greenvity's entry into
LED lighting applications, a market that is experiencing exceptionally
high growth," said Hung Nguyen, president and CEO of Greenvity. "The
standard-based GV7013 offers all-in-one connectivity in a controlled LED
solution that can enhance end-users' lighting experience, enable energy
savings and also reduce time-to-market for OEM/ODM customers."
The Hybrii-Mini chip is designed and tested for industrial (-40 degrees
C to +85 degrees C) temperature requirements, making it suitable for
many industrial and consumer applications where low power and low system
cost are important. Examples include solar inverters, smart meters, home
automation and battery chargers for electric vehicles.
Hybrii SoC family
Greenvity's hybrid SoC connectivity solutions integrate HomePlug Green
PHY powerline and ZigBee® wireless capabilities to enable smart
grid-connected equipment and energy-saving consumer electronics for a
variety of home and building energy management and electric vehicle
applications. The Hybrii-Mini GV7013 joins the award-winning
Hybrii-XL GV7011 chip for smart grid, smart energy management,
industrial and consumer applications, and the Hybrii-PLC GV7012 device
with Ethernet 10/100 and automotive quality for electric vehicles,
battery chargers and other rugged, high temperature conditions.
Hybrii-Mini GV7013 samples and development boards are available now in
limited quantities. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
for pricing and technical details.
About Greenvity Communications
Greenvity Communications is transforming the smart energy management,
Home Area Network (HAN) and electric vehicle markets with its innovative
and patent-pending smart connectivity technologies. Greenvity develops
powerline and wireless communications and unique energy management
technologies to enable robust and intelligent connectivity for a wide
range of smart energy applications in the smart meter, home gateway,
smart appliance, solar and electric vehicle markets. With full
operations beginning in 2010, Greenvity is a privately held company
based in Silicon Valley. www.greenvity.com
Greenvity Communications, the Greenvity logo and Hybrii are trademarks
or registered trademarks of Greenvity Communications, Inc., Reg. U.S.
Pat. & Tm. Off. All other product or service names are the property of
their respective owners. © 2013 Greenvity Communications, Inc.
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