To combat the escalating energy costs and demands, smart grid infrastructure roll-out to modernize power grids built in the 19th century has been touted as one of the solutions to reduce waste and manage electricity supply and demand in power grids. At the heart of the smart grid infrastructure is smart metering technology enabling AMR (Automatic Meter Reading) and two-way communication between consumer premises and utilities for real-time usage monitoring and management. Taitien Electronics, a leading provider of frequency control solutions, has been working closely with leaders in smart grid technology to support the timing needs in the development of next-generation smart meters for gas, water and electricity.
Taitien’s comprehensive lines of frequency control products address the diverse timing requirements needed for wide-range communication protocols deployed in the smart grid infrastructure. To achieve synchronization in timing among various components within a smart grid, Taitien offers high-precision OCXOs (Oven-Controlled Crystal Oscillators) and atomic standards commonly used as system reference clocks. For the RF transceivers in smart meters at premises or DCU (Data Collection Units) in field, Taitien has high-precision /low-noise as well as small size TCXO (Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillators) solutions to meet the demands of wireless communication. Additionally, Taitien is capable of providing high-frequency crystal oscillators to support wired communication standards such as PLC (Power Line Communication) or Gigabit Ethernet. For wireless connectivity protocols such as ZigBee or Wi-Fi used to set up smart home appliances, Taitien also has a cost-effective timing product portfolio to shorten product development cycles.
Taitien’s vertically integrated manufacturing processes and in-house reliability testing capability allow tight control over each production step to ensure high quality of Taitien’s products over extended use life needed for smart grid infrastructure. With over 35 years of industry experience in developing timing products for various applications, Taitien has the engineering expertise to provide the right solutions addressing the technical issues often encountered by hardware designers.
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