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Introduction To Nessum WIRE On Power Line Communication

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Introduction To Nessum WIRE On Power Line Communication

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What Is Nessum WIRE?

Transform any existing wires into communication lines

Nessum WIRE is the wired communication technology that solves various problems in network construction and realizes an IoT society where everything is connected.
There is wiring used for various purposes inside and outside buildings, such as power lines, dedicated lines, coaxial lines, and twisted pair lines. Nessum WIRE allows these existing wiring to be used as is for communication. There is no need for new wiring of communication cables, making it possible to construct networks in a short construction period and at a low cost.
In addition, this technology supports any network configurations, e.g., daisy chain, tree, and star connections, and it can convert traditional non-IP networks to IP networks.
This article introduces the application of Nessum WIRE to power line communication. Click HERE to find the application including other types of cables.


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Advantages Of Nessum WIRE In PLC Technology

The table below shows the types of PLC technology. There are three types: Narrowband PLC, Midband PLC, and Broadband PLC, and there is a trade-off between communication distance and communication speed.
Nessum WIRE is a broadband PLC technology. Its greatest advantage is "Flexibility". Nessum's unique signal processing technology makes it possible to change the frequency band used flexibly. This means you can choose "Long-range" or "High-speed" depending on your use case. Especially in long-range applications, Multi-hop technology contributes to increasing effectiveness.
Click HERE for more information on Nessum WIRE's latest technology.


Frequency
Band
Technology
Name
Frequency
Range
Transmission
Distance
Physical Layer
Speed
International
Standard
Narrowband  G3-PLC < 148.5 kHz (EU)
< 490 kHz (FCC) 
Long  < 280 kbps[1] ITU-T G.9901
ITU-T G.9903
IEEE 1901.2
Prime < 1.0 Mbps[2] ITU-T G.9901
ITU-T G.9904
IEEE 1901.2
Mid-band HPLC 0.7 - 12 MHz Middle 150 kbps to 10 Mbps[3] IEEE 1901.1
Broadband   HomePlug 1.8 - 86 MHz Short  < 1.3 Gbps[4] IEEE 1901
G.hn 2.0 - 80 MHz < 1.5 Gbps[5] ITU-T G.9960
ITU-T G.9961
ITU-T G.9962
ITU-T G.9963
ITU-T G.9964
Nessum WIRE 0.06 - 100 MHz(*) Long to Short 7.8125 to 860 Mbps[6] IEEE 1901
IEEE 1901c
ITU-T G.9905
(*) The frequency range is limited between 1.8 MHz and 100 MHz for transmission on power lines in the IEEE 1901 series.


Other PLC specifications are disclosed by the Alliances that manage each technology. Note that HomePlug Powerline Alliance announced in October 2016 that it would wind down its activities, and as of February 2024, the Alliance website (http://www.homeplug.org/) has been closed.

Main Technical Specifications And Features

The main technical specifications and functions of Nessum WIRE are shown in the Table below.

  Nessum WIRE
Frequency band(*1) 0.06 - 100 [MHz](*2)
Maximum PHY rate(*3) 860 [Mbps]
(4 times mode)
Features(*4) Maximum connectable nodes: 1024
Maximum number of hops: 10
Channel: x-1 to x-27
Multilevel modulation: 2PAM to 32PAM
Error Correction
Dynamic Notch for CENELEC
Standard IEEE 1901-2020
IEEE 1901c(*5)
ITU-T G.9905

*1: The communication band depends on the channel used.
*2: The frequency range is limited between 1.8 MHz and 100 MHz for transmission on power lines in the IEEE 1901 series.
*3: The effective speed depends on the transmission channel characteristics, the channel used, etc.
*4: Supported functions depend on the product.
*5: Approved by IEEE SA Standards Board in February 2024.


Case Study And Application

Nessum WIRE is used in various IoT applications using power lines, you can get some of the case studies.

[Smart Industry]

  • Case Studies (collection of cases)
    Nessum WIRE has been used in various industrial networks, e.g., Plants, Warehouses, and Tunnels.
    Download HERE.

[Smart Meter]

  • Case Study #1
    Nessum WIRE was utilized to overcome narrowband PLC such as G3-PLC/PRIME challenges for Smart Grid.
    Download HERE.

  • Case Study #2
    For smart meters in apartment buildings, wireless was costly and difficult to deploy, and existing powerline solutions were too slow to meet the performance. The answer was Nessum WIRE.
    Download HERE.

[Smart Street Light]

  • Case Study #1
    Nessum WIRE has been used in street light control in Europe and it achieves longer-range performance with the latest Gen4 technology.
    Download HERE.

  • Case Study #2
    Nessum WIRE avoided the installation and maintenance issues that plague Zigbee solutions for smart street lighting.
    Download HERE.


Learn more about solutions provided by the Alliance members and how they can offer benefits to your business.
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Reference

[1] Specifications & User Guidelines

[2] Specification for PoweRline Intelligent Metering Evolution v1.4

[3] What Is PLC-IoT? How Does PLC-IoT Work? – Huawei

[4] HomePlug – Wikipedia

[5] White Paper G.hn Industrial IoT Use Cases Version 8.0

[6] Nessum Technical Overview

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