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온세미컨덕터, 스마트 미터용 고집적 전력선 모뎀 출시  Chinese Japanese

모뎀과 마이크로컨트롤러를 통합한 새로운 PLC 모뎀 - 강력한 저전력의 싱글 칩 솔루션 제공

Power Line Carrier (PLC) Modem2009년 9월 4일, 서울 – 고성능, 고효율의 실리콘 솔루션을 제공하는 온세미컨덕터(Nasdaq: ONNN, 지사장: 이종덕)가 자사의 전력선 통신 (PLC; power line carrier)모뎀 제품군의 최신 버전인 AMIS-49587을 출시했다. AMIS-49587은 업계의 표준을 준수하는 고집적의 저전력 통신 솔루션으로 스마트 자동 미터링/관리, 가로등 조명 컨트롤, 스마트 파워 플러그, 빌딩 자동화와 같은 애플리케이션에 적합하다. AMIS-49587는 온세미컨덕터의혼합 신호 기술을 이용해 아날로그 모뎀 전단(front end)과 디지털 후처리(post processing) 성능 모두를 하나의 집적 회로에 결합시킬 수 있다.

IEC61334규정을 준수하는 AMIS-49587은 하나로 집적된 싱글 칩 솔루션을 제공함으로써 설계를 단순화시키고 개발 및 구현 비용을 줄이며 시장 출시 시기를 앞당기도록 돕는다. ARM7TDMI 프로세서 코어를 기반으로 한 이 새로운 소자는 PHY(physical interface transceiver)와 MAC(media access controller) 레이어 모두를 포함함으로써 동일한 성능을 구현하는 타사의 경쟁 제품처럼 복잡한 임베디드 소프트웨어를 필요로 하지 않는다.

이 제품은 정확한 필터링을 겸비한 S-FSK(spread frequency shift keying) 변조 기술을 사용해 장거리 전력선에서 저속 데이터율 통신을 제공한다. 반이중(half duplex) (서로 통신은 가능하나, 동시에는 한 방향밖에 통신할 수 없는 전송 방식) 방식의 선택적인 통신 속도로 초당 2,400 비트(baud)를 구현하는 이 칩은 자동 리피터 기능을 갖춘 20kHz이하의 저구동 주파수로 기존의 솔루션이나 새로운 대체 솔루션보다 에러 발생률이 적은 고신뢰도의 통신을 지원한다.

메인 신호로의 동기화는 온보드 로우 지터(low jitter)를 통해 구현되며 임베디드 필터는 모든 가청 주파수 대역을 포함하는 뛰어난 백색 소음과 협대역 간섭 현상을 차단한다. 호스트 MCU로의 직접적인 접속은 2와이어 방식의 시리얼 인터페이스를 통해 이루어진다.

완벽한 고집적과 온보드 프로토콜의 특징을 지닌 AMIS-49587은 하이 레벨의 데이터 입력을 가능케 할 뿐 아니라 설계자들로 하여금 PHY와 MAC 프로토콜 전송 항목을 조사할 필요가 없게 한다. 이러한 고신뢰도의 인터페이스는 소프트웨어 개발 노력을 최대 50%까지 줄임으로써 고객사로 하여금 신속한 시장 진출과 전체적인 개발비용 감소를 가능케 한다.

정부 규제와 다양한 에너지 효율 개선 방침에 따라 떠오르고 있는 스마트 미터 시장은 빠른 속도로 성장하고 있다. 2008년에 발표한 IMS 리서치의 세계 글로벌 스마트 미터 시장 분석에 따르면 세계 스마트 미터의 공급 규모는 약 1,000만대에 이른다. 특히 북미 시장은 2007년부터 연간 50%에 가까운 급성장세를 보여왔다. 스마트 미터 공급은 전 세계적으로 연간 20%의 지속적인 성장세를 보이고 있다.

최근 유럽 의회는 스마트 미터를 전 유럽 연합국가에 확대시켜 2020년까지 80%를 적용, 2022년에 모든 회원국에 확대 적용하기로 결정했다. 한편 미국 연방 에너지 규제 위원회(Federal Energy Regulatory Commission)의 보고서에 따르면 스마트 미터는 이미 미국 내에 설치된 미터 중 4.7%를 차지하고 있는데 이는 2006년 보다 1% 향상된 수치이다. 중국은 성공적인 범국가적 에너지 절약 정책 실현을 위해 2020년 완공을 목표로 대규모 스마트 그리드 프로젝트에 투자하고 있다.

온세미컨덕터의 모션 컨트롤 및 에너지 관리 제품 담당 이사인 Guido Remmerie는 “공익설비 서비스 제공회사 및 정부 관계자들은 전기 및 가스 소비량을 실시간으로 보여주는 스마트 미터의 성능을 십분 활용해 전력 손실을 줄일 뿐 아니라 값비싼 에너지의 소비 및 수요 관리를 최적화할 수 있다”고 말하면서 “온세미컨덕터의 AMIS-49587는 전력선에 걸쳐 측정된 전력 데이터를 공익 설비 업체들에게 제공하는 완벽한 PLC 통신 솔루션을 지원한다”고 덧붙였다.

무연(Pb-free)으로 RoHS를 준수하는 AMIS-49587는 PLCC 28 패키지로 공급되며 온세미컨덕터의 기존 반이중 S-FSK 모뎀 제품인 AMIS-30585와 핀 호환이 가능하다. AMIS-49587의 작동 온도 범위는 -40 °C 에서 +80 °C이다. 온세미컨덕터는 QFN 패키지 형태의 AMIS-49587도 조만간 공급할 예정이다.

가격 및 상용화 정보
AMIS-49587은 현재 구매 가능하며 가격은 1,000개 이상 구매 기준으로 개당 미화 $11.00이다. AMIS-49587 평가 키트도 구매 가능하다. 보다 자세한 정보는 한국내 판매 대리점(www.onsemi.com)을 통해 얻을 수 있다.

기술에 대한 보다 자세한 정보는 https://www.onsemi.com을 방문하거나 Koen Geirmaert(koen.geirnaert@onsemi.com)에게 연락하면 된다.

온세미컨덕터에 대하여
전 세계적인 배급 네트워크와 강력한 제품 포트폴리오를 가진 온세미컨덕터(NASDAQ: ONNN)는 파워 서플라이, 자동차, 통신, 컴퓨터, 소비 가전제품, 의료, 산업, 휴대폰, 군사/항공 시장에 고효율, 고성능 실리콘 제품을 제공하고 있습니다. 본사의 광범위한 포트폴리오에는 전력, 아날로그, DSP, 혼합 신호 고급 로직, 클락 관리 및 표준 부품 장비 등을 포함합니다. 아리조나주 피닉스에 본사를 둔 온세미컨덕터는 북미, 유럽, 아시아 태평양 지역의 주요 시장에 제조 공장, 판매 지점, 디자인 센터로 구성된 네트워크를 운영하고 있습니다. 더 자세한 정보는https://www.onsemi.com을 통해 얻을 수 있습니다.

IMS 리서치에 대하여
세계 전자 산업에 대한 시장 분석 및 상담 서비스를 제공하는 세계적인 시장 분석 기관인 IMS 리서치에는 영국의 웰링버러, 텍사스 오스틴, 중국 상하이를 중심으로 70명 이상의 애널리스트들이 활동하고 있습니다. IMS 리서치의 파워 & 에너지 그룹은 전력 반도체, 전력 공급, 미터와 스마트 미터, 재생 에너지(PV 등), UPS와 같은 전력 전자 시장에 대한 상세한 보고서를 정기적으로 출판하고 있습니다. IMS 리서치는 글로벌 네트워크를 바탕으로 세계 시장에 대한 포괄적이고 자세한 보고서를 고객사들에게 제공합니다.

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11.2 Assignment. Neither this Agreement, nor any of the rights or obligations herein, may be assigned or transferred by Licensee without the express prior written consent of ON Semiconductor, and any attempt to do so in violation of the foregoing shall be null and void. Subject to the foregoing, this Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and assigns.

11.3 Limitations on Use. The Software is not designed, developed, licensed or provided for use in connection with any nuclear facility, or in connection with the flight, navigation or communication of aircraft or ground support equipment, or in connection with military or medical equipment/applications or activities, or any other inherently dangerous or high risk equipment/applications or activities ("High Risk Use"). Licensee agrees that ON Semiconductor (and its licensors/suppliers) shall not be liable or responsible for any claims, losses, demands, costs, expenses or liabilities whatsoever arising from or in relation to any such High Risk Use of the Content, Software, Modifications or Licensee Products by Licensee or Customers.

11.4 Severability; Waiver. Any provision of this Agreement which is held to be invalid or unenforceable by a court in any jurisdiction shall, as to such jurisdiction, be severed from this Agreement and ineffective to the extent of such invalidity or unenforceability without invalidating the remaining portions hereof or affecting the validity or enforceability of such provision in any other jurisdiction. Failure by either party hereto to enforce any term of this Agreement shall not be held a waiver of such term nor prevent enforcement of such term thereafter, unless and to the extent expressly set forth in a writing signed by the party charged with such waiver.

11.5 Remedies Not Exclusive. The remedies herein are not exclusive, but rather are cumulative and in addition to all other remedies available to ON Semiconductor.

11.6 Records; Audit. Licensee agrees that it shall maintain accurate and complete records relating to its activities under Section 2.1(b)(iii) of this Agreement during the term of this Agreement. Upon reasonable advance written notice, ON Semiconductor shall have the right no more frequently than once in any 12 month period during the term of the Agreement, through an independent third party approved by Licensee in writing (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld), to examine and audit such records and Licensee's compliance with the terms of Section 2.1(b)(iii) of this Agreement. Any such audit shall not interfere with the ordinary business operations of Licensee and shall be conducted at the expense of ON Semiconductor. All reports, documents, materials and other information collected or prepared during an audit shall be deemed to be the confidential information of Licensee ("Licensee Confidential Information"), and ON Semiconductor shall protect the confidentiality of all Licensee Confidential Information; provided that, such Licensee Confidential Information shall not be disclosed to any third parties with the sole exception of the independent third party auditor approved by Licensee in writing, and its permitted use shall be restricted to the purposes of the audit rights described in this Section 11.6.

11.7 No Joint Venture, Agency, etc. Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as creating a joint venture, agency, partnership, trust or other similar association of any kind between the parties hereto. The parties hereto are for all purposes of this Agreement independent contractors, and neither shall hold itself out as having any authority to act as an agent or partner of the other party, or in any way bind or commit the other party to any obligations.

11.8 Interpretation. In this Agreement, words importing a singular number only shall include the plural and vice versa, and section numbers and headings are for convenience of reference only and shall not affect the construction or interpretation hereof.

11.9 Entire Agreement; Amendment; Counterparts; Facsimile Copies. This Agreement, including the Exhibits attached hereto, constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between the parties hereto regarding the subject matter hereof and supersedes all other agreements, understandings, promises, representations or discussions, written or oral, between the parties regarding the subject matter hereof. This Agreement may not be amended except in writing signed by an authorized representative of each of the parties hereto. This Agreement may be executed in counterparts, each of which shall be deemed to be an original, and which together shall constitute one and the same agreement. Each party hereto may deliver an executed copy of this Agreement to the other party via facsimile or other electronic means, and such executed copy(ies) sent/received via facsimile or other electronic means shall be deemed an original and binding copy.

12. Confidentiality. Notwithstanding any terms to the contrary in any non-disclosure agreements between the Parties, Licensee shall treat this Agreement and the Content as ON Semiconductor's "Confidential Information" including: not using the Confidential Information except as expressly set forth herein or otherwise authorized in writing; implementing reasonable procedures to prohibit the disclosure, unauthorized duplication, misuse or removal of the Confidential Information; and not disclosing the Confidential Information to any third party except as may be necessary and required in connection with the rights and obligations under this Agreement and subject to confidentiality obligations at least as protective as those set forth herein, or as otherwise required by law. It is expressly understood that all Confidential Information transferred hereunder, and all copies, modifications, and derivatives thereof, will remain the property of ON Semiconductor, and the Licensee is authorized to use those materials only in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Upon termination of this Agreement or upon written request, License shall either return all Confidential Information to ON Semiconductor along with all copies and/or derivatives made, including that on computer databases and copies of portions of the Confidential Information, or destroy all such Confidential Information and certify by written memorandum that all such Confidential Information has been destroyed.

Nothing contained in this Agreement limits a party from filing a truthful complaint, or the party's ability to communicate directly to, or otherwise participate in either: (i) any investigation or proceeding with a United States government agency alleging a securities law violation, waste, fraud, or abuse; or (ii) an investigation or proceeding that is protected under a whistleblower provision of a U.S. federal law or regulation.

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