Freescale and Cirrus offer smart meter design
Freescale Semiconductor and Cirrus Logic have combined to offer a reference design for smart metering.
The reference design combines Cirrus Logic’s CS5463 energy measurement IC with Freescale’s 8-bit AC60 microcontrollers.
The designs implement Freescale’s MQX real-time operating software and algorithms run on a dedicated digital signal processor and are programmable to run on the MCU.
The companies have plans for single-phase meter reference designs.