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Standardization Challenges, Opportunities and Recent Evolutions for the G3-PLC Technology

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EDF R&D, 91120 Palaiseau, France
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Enedis, 92000 Nanterre, France
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STMicroelectronics, 20864 Agrate Brianza, Italy
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STMicroelectronics, 11100 Aosta, Italy
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Renesas Electronics Europe, 40472 Düsseldorf, Germany
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Energies 2021, 14(7), 1937; https://doi.org/10.3390/en14071937
Received: 19 February 2021 / Revised: 10 March 2021 / Accepted: 29 March 2021 / Published: 31 March 2021
Considering the intrinsic benefits of power line communications, the long-lasting lifetime of industrial systems and the growth of IoT, PLC technologies will be part of the worldwide industrial landscape for many decades. This paper discusses the history of the G3-PLC technology and current challenges and opportunities identified in real systems. Finally, it introduces recent evolutions within the G3-PLC standard, which bring additional performance and versatility, enhancing the relevance of G3-PLC as a complementary technology to other telecommunication systems in a 5G-driven telecommunication technology landscape. View Full-Text
Keywords: powerline communications; PLC; NB-PLC; G3-PLC; smart metering; smart grid; RF; hybrid powerline communications; PLC; NB-PLC; G3-PLC; smart metering; smart grid; RF; hybrid
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Lavenu, C.; Chauvenet, C.; Treffiletti, P.; Varesio, M.; Hueske, K. Standardization Challenges, Opportunities and Recent Evolutions for the G3-PLC Technology. Energies 2021, 14, 1937. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14071937

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Lavenu C, Chauvenet C, Treffiletti P, Varesio M, Hueske K. Standardization Challenges, Opportunities and Recent Evolutions for the G3-PLC Technology. Energies. 2021; 14(7):1937. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14071937

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Lavenu, Cédric, Cédric Chauvenet, Paolo Treffiletti, Matteo Varesio, and Klaus Hueske. 2021. "Standardization Challenges, Opportunities and Recent Evolutions for the G3-PLC Technology" Energies 14, no. 7: 1937. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14071937

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