Not a chip, but a Platform.
Microchip® addresses the needs of the smart energy market with application-specific, as well as standard microcontroller, microprocessor, security, memory, wireless and power-line connectivity devices. The application-specific portfolio is defined from the ground up to offer designers best-in-class feature sets and performance in various classes of equipment used in the smart grid.
Today’s smart meter architect demands various levels of integration depending on system architecture partitioning, project timelines, and the level of flexibility needed to address various utility and geographical requirements. The Microchip platform provides a unique multi-level architecture built around the same multi-core architecture as outlined below. Various devices integrate the building blocks of the smart meter, namely, Metrology sensing (ADC), Metrology DSP, application, communication, and security processing, as well as connectivity to home area and neighborhood area networks.