Home energy gateway platform runs mystery SoC

Freescale Semiconductor announced a Home Energy Gateway (HEG) “smart grid” reference platform that can be based on three existing ARM processors or a yet-to-be-announced mystery SoC (system-on-chip). Supported with Linux and Windows BSPs by Adeneo Embedded, the HEG offers features for collecting power consumption data over ZigBee networks from Home Area Network (HAN) appliances, controlling power activation, and communicating with utility networks.

Freescale’s reference platform is designed to support smart grid features including collecting power consumption data from multiple HAN sources, providing appliance control menus, and supporting WAN links for remote control/readout, says the company.

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