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PREMO releases PLC-LW-series transformer family

New PLC-LW-series transformer family for power line communication.

Power Line Communication Transformers – PLC-LW series

This SMD isolation transformer 1:1 has been designed for coupling/decoupling signals for power lines communication according to IEC 15118 and IEC 61851-1 for charging system communication V2G & V2V.

PREMO, leader in manufacturing RFID magnetic sensors, Inductive couplers, and power magnetic components completes its range of signal transformers with this SMD PLC-LW series. Providing a more competitive (low cost) product using Linear Winding versus Toroidal winding.

PLC-LW inside the vehicle

Main features for PLC-LW-Series:

The PLC-LW-Series design with NiZn magnetic core provides the minimum insertion losses in a wide frequency band 1-30MHz and is able for communication up to 100MHz:

  • SMD coil former technology (reduced size, smaller than toroid version)
  • Fully automatized production to answer to EV/PHEV global development (millions of parts)
  • Ultra-low insertion losses (< 1dB) on 100-120 Ohm load (2-30MHz PLC equivalent network load)
  • Highly reproducible performances (better than toroidal solutions)
  • Wide temperature range (-40 t0 +125ºC)
  • UL94 and ROHS materials
  • 13” Tape&Reel packaging
  • AEC-Q200 Automotive qualified

PLC Insertion loss

Suitable for HPGP (HomePlug Green PHY, 10Mbps), HPAV (80Mbps), HPAV2 (Gbps), to operate above 85MHz.

HPGP is an innovative variant of HomePlug powerline communications technology. HomePlug Alliance certified, fully interoperable with IEEE1901/HPAV, Operating frequency (2 – 28 MHz) is well above switching noise generated by EV charging equipment, low power, low cost, robust performance @ 10 Mbps.

PLC-LW-series are safety solutions (isolated coupling transformers) with two different configurations for matching to a wide range of PLC modem chipset such as Qualcomm, ST, Maxim, NXP, etc.

PLC-LW series dimensions

Get PLC-LW Series samples

You can now order easily online with fast delivery of both PLC-LW-001 and PLC-LW-002


Download full datasheet with technical specifications here: PLC-LW-001 and PLC-LW-002

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PREMO is a Spain-based company engaged in the development, manufacture, and sale of electronic components with a special focus on the key enabling technologies of the 4th Industrial Revolution: IoT, M2M, VR, Connected and Electric Vehicles.

Our product portfolio includes RFID antennas (worldwide leader), AR/VR Motion Tracking Sensors, power transformers, inductors & chokes, current sensors, EMC filters, and PLC components. In addition to our broad range of standard, off-the-shelf products, PREMO also designs custom solutions to fit customer requirements, based on the latest technologies to help your systems be more efficient.

Over 1200 employees with 5 design centers and 3 production locations (Morocco, China & Vietnam) and an extensive sales network allow PREMO to have a global presence in more than 36 countries to meet our customers’ specific needs. With more than 50 years of being a preferred supplier because of our strong commitment to business excellence, engineering support, reliable delivery and the quality of our products, Premo is well-positioned to continue to be a world leader in magnetic components for many years to come.



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