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Smart Grid

Robust Protection and Real-time Monitoring for Maximum Efficiency and High Availability

Overview

Energy Substation communication and distributed intelligence across the grid is key to maximizing efficiency of precious energy resources. Speed, scalability and resilience are key for ensure the reliable supply of energy to industry and households.

The combination of high-performance controllers with the capability to parallelly monitor a high number of sensors with complex algorithms is an ideal task for Xilinx SoCs and FPGAs. Programmable Logic can efficiently offload processors for Power Quality Monitoring, in particular thanks to the parallelism and to the availability of DSP and memory on chip.

Low latency networks, with zero loss switchover in case of an error, requires the connectivity as defined by applicable standards like IEC 61850, in particular the High Availability Seamless Ring protocol (HSR) or the Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP). Security features and HW based cryptography.

SoC-e is the Xilinx Alliance Program partner who focuses on substation communication at high bitrates and with proven functionality. Wrapped in these solutions, Xilinx’s products are found in every node of the modern power grid to manage, control and protect uninterrupted and efficient power delivery to the user. SoC-e dlivers solutions with the following features exclusively on Xilinx:

  • Devices that are connected to the IEC 61850 Process Bus and/or Station Bus in energy substation automation, even at Gigabit Ethernet speeds and beyond
  • Wire-speed security for GOOSE and SMV according IEC 62351
  • Hardware-supported network synchronization and scalable Ethernet switches
  • Specialized Development Boards for fast success

SoC-e's solutions in combination with Xilinx technology delivers more than typical Standard Products:

  • High performance processing systems connected to HSR, PRP and TSN
  • Multi-sensor monitoring in FPGA Logic for predictive maintenance
  • Proven success with protection relays, wind turbines, solar invertors, silicon carbide invertors
Design Examples Description Device Support

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Adaptive SoC with Processing System for differentiating applications

  • HSR, PRP, TSN for standard-conform resilient networking
  • Network Synchronization
  • Arm Processing System for Smart Grid Control and communication to SCADA systems and to the cloud.
  • Cybersecurity Stack
  • Security extensions in Programmable Logic (e.g. Crypto IP)
  • Power Quality analytics engine, accelerators and custom logic

Xilinx Zynq 7000, Zynq 7000S

Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC

Documentation
Solutions Stack
iiot-hc-solutions-stack

Some Industrial and Healthcare IoT products need all elements of the Xilinx IIoT and HcIoT Solutions Stack, all need some. The Xilinx IIoT and HcIoT Solutions Stack is comprised of optimized Xilinx and Ecosystem building blocks and solutions used across Industrial and Healthcare IoT platforms. Starting from scratch is never something you will have to do with a Xilinx-based Industrial or Healthcare IoT system. Minimize development time and cost and maximize design reuse on your next Industrial or Healthcare IoT platform by exploring the different elements of the Xilinx IIoT and HcIoT Solutions Stack.