A Brief Introduction to Smart Grid
DFI’s Solution for Smart Grid – Smart Meter using BT700
With environmental protection as the main concern, smart grid is a cost-effective way of reducing power usage and increasing energy independence. It is expected to bring dramatic improvements thus, it requires a reliable platform that offers cost-efficiency and small footprint deployments. DFI offers the right solution for smart metering application that requires underlying demand in technology. For the electric meter reader, BT700 will be the best choice. It is a new Qseven module based on the Intel® AtomTM processor E3800 product family (5~10W) which is specifically designed for today’s growing performance/wattage requirements of intelligent systems. Using the low-watt processor is a cost-effective way of reducing power usage. Data collected from the meter is sent to the communication system via LAN or UART. The SoC-based BT700 is equipped with 1 DDR3L onboard delivering maximum performance up to 4GB. With extended temperature range from -40oC to 85oC, this Qseven module could be used in extreme operating environments.
Established in 1981, DFI is a leading supplier of high-performance computing technology worldwide. With more than 33 years of experience, DFI focuses on innovative design and manufacture of leading-edge board and system level products for embedded applications requiring strict revision control and long life availability. DFI uses the latest technology platforms and manufacturing techniques to produce cost-effective products for use in medical diagnostic & imaging, ATM/POS, industrial control, kiosk, security & surveillance, digital signage, gaming, and other embedded applications. For more information, please visit us at: www.dfi.com