Velankani and STMicroelectronics collaborate on smart meters
Thursday, 08 March, 2018
Velankani Electronics, an electronics manufacturer that focuses on the design of products that qualify under India’s ‘Make in India’ program, has collaborated with semiconductor company STMicroelectronics on the design and development of Velankani’s Prysm smart meters for the Indian market.
The technology collaboration brings together ST’s components (including the STCOMET smart-meter system-on-chip) and expertise in smart-meter design and deployment with Velankani’s industrial manufacturing talents and vision to lead India towards an advanced metering infrastructure. The STCOMET-based G3-PLC smart meters integrate all key smart-meter functions in a single chip to address multiple smart-grid market requirements, connecting consumers and their utility supplier to provide real-time metering and data analysis.
“With strong business and government support and investment, India is vigorously building smart cities and by working closely with Velankani, we have embedded all the functions required to create high-performance electricity meters for smart-grid applications,” said Francesco Muggeri, head of the power discrete & sub analog product group for Asia Pacific, STMicroelectronics. “Velankani’s smart meters build on the market-proven STCOMET SoC and its multicore architecture to meet India’s demand for reliable leading-edge technology.”
“Technology is a driving force for change and development in India, and we are committed to this vision of making technology accessible to all,” added Kiron Shah, managing director, Velankani Group. “Velankani Group is a single-source provider of a unified technology and content platform that provides easy access to affordable technology for all segments of society. Velankani’s collaboration with STMicroelectronics will showcase how technology can really change and enable smart environments that will lead to faster development in India.”
“ST is bringing positive contributions to people’s lives by developing innovative microelectronics technologies, products and solutions,” concluded Allan Lagasca, application director system engineering and strategic programs business development, PDSA, Greater China, South Asia, India and Korea (APAC Region), STMicroelectronics. “Smart homes and cities are key pillars of ST’s strategy that is well aligned with India’s mission to develop smart cities around the country.”
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