Alpha Micro sells Teridian’s energy management chip

Hampshire, UK — Alpha Micro Components is now selling Teridian Semiconductor’s 78M6612, claimed as the industry’s first complete energy measurement chip for home and enterprise solutions.

The Teridian 78M6612 power outlet measurement and monitoring chip is designed to help end users understand the AC power they are consuming. The chip offers best-in-class accuracy of +/-0.5%, over a 2000:1 dynamic range, with self-calibration to help facilitate rapid design time and optimal manufacturing efficiencies. Capable of operating at -40°C to +85°C, this new class of integrated circuit works effectively across the full industrial temperature range, said Alpha Micro.

The 78M6612 is a highly integrated, single-phase, AC power measurement and monitoring system-on-chip (SoC), which includes a 32-bit compute engine, a MPU core, real-time clock and FLASH memory. Single converter technology, with a 22-bit delta-sigma ADC and digital temperature compensation, supports a wide range of single-phase, dual outlet power measurement applications, on only 25 mW of power, said the distributor.

Complete firmware is available along with reference designs to enable rapid development of power and energy measurement solutions.

Sample and production quantities of Teridian’s 78M6612 are available now in both 64-pin LQFP and 68-pin QFN packages. Demo kits and eval boards are also available.