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Bidirectional DC Powerline Communication Management IC

World's Smallest DC Powerline Communication Solution

Product Details

Parametric specs for Powerline Communications
Data Rate (Mbps) (max) 0.0057
Interface I2C
Functions DC Powerline Comms
Package/Pins WLP/9
Oper. Temp. (°C) -40 to +85
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Parameters

Parametric specs for Powerline Communications
Data Rate (Mbps) (max) 0.0057
Interface I2C
Functions DC Powerline Comms
Package/Pins WLP/9
Oper. Temp. (°C) -40 to +85

Key Features

  • Compact, Simple Solution for PLC
    • Up to 166.7kbps Bit Rate
      • 5.7kbps Data Throughput in Automatic Mode
    • 1.2A Charge Current in PLC Mode
    • Automatic Detection of PLC Slave Presence
  • Flexible Configuration
    • Single Resistor to Program
    • PLC Master or Slave
    • Dual or Single Slave Mode (Master Only)
    • PLC Slave Address (Slave Only)
    • I²C Address
  • Small Solution Size
    • Space-Saving 0.4mm pitch, 9-Bump, 1.358mm x 1.358mm WLP

Applications/Uses

  • Game Controllers
  • Handheld Radios
  • Point of Sales Devices
  • Tethered Wireless Headphones Hearing Aids
  • Truly Wireless Earbuds
  • Wearables

Description

The MAX20340 is a universal bidirectional DC powerline communication (PLC) management IC with a 166.7kbps maximum bit rate. The device is capable of a maximum of 1.2A charge current.

The MAX20340 features a slave detection circuit that flags an interrupt to the system when the PLC master detects the presence of a PLC slave on the powerline. This function allows the system to remain in a low-power state until a slave device is connected.

Many of the features of the MAX20340, such as master/slave mode, I2C address, dual/single PLC slave mode, and PLC slave address, are pin configurable.

The device is available in a 9-bump, 0.4mm pitch, 1.358mm x 1.358mm wafer-level package (WLP).

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