SYNC 200

IED Upgrade Kit

With the advent of superior protocols like IEC 61850, there is an increasing need for Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) to be compliant with these new protocols while still maintaining interoperability with legacy ones. SYNC 200 series of embedded chip products act as upgrade cards for incorporating latest smart grid substation and metering protocols in existing IED equipment design. SYNC 200 module series offer the IED manufacturers the ability to upgrade to support almost any protocol like IEC 61850, DNP3.0, IEC 608570-5-101 / 103 / 104 and DLMS/COSEM with minimal change in product design, enabling faster go-to-market, while saving on R&D and product development costs. Additionally, the incremental R&D efforts in keeping up with the latest protocol developments is borne by experienced professionals from ASE-Systems rather than the device manufacturers, allowing them to focus on their core strengths.


SYNC 200 (formerly named as SYNC OEM) is embedded in various devices like Protection Relays, Energy Meters, Mini RTUs, Transformer Monitoring Systems, PLCs, Switch gears and Alarm Annunciators, and is being used under long term agreements at more than 30 customer locations worldwide.

SYNC 200 modules are specifically designed for power industry applications, with superior processing capabilities as well as numerous interfacing options. SYNC 200 has been tested to withstand stringent temperature and environmental variations and has proved successful in a variety of industry segments. SYNC 200 modules are suited for high performance IEC 61850 requirements and can be used for General Purpose Input / Output (GPIO) and Generic Object Oriented Substation Events (GOOSE) based high-speed messaging. Numerous products using SYNC 200 series embedded boards have been certified at KEMA and CPRI test labs by various customers.

SYNC 200 provides not just one-to-one protocol conversion, but also many-to-many protocol conversion and supports a full set of protocols. Moreover, the small size and the various interfacing mechanisms like TTL, I2C SPI and GPIO make it ideal for a large variety of products and applications. ASE-Systems has developed a Developer Kit to help test and integrate the SYNC 200 modules with end devices quickly and with minimal costs. The Developer Kit comes with the necessary development board and sample SYNC 200 modules hardware, configuration tools and documentation, as well as 20 hours of free technical support. ASE-Systems also provides support for IEC 61850 Level A certification from KEMA on customer devices, CPRI and other certification agencies, built on its expertise in IEC 61850 and product management.

Key Features

  • Enables faster go-to-market
  • Provides extensive support for integration and testing: Starter Kit available for all SYNC 200 models along with free remote support
  • Interface options for TTL, I2C, SPI, GPIO
  • Can be customized to consume less power from end device
  • Provides flexibility in connectivity using General Purpose Inputs / Outputs
  • Available in with Serial + Ethernet / Fibre Optic versions

  • Supports many-to-many protocol conversions.  Compatible with more than 30 protocols
  • Meets high processing capabilities required for IEC 61850 GOOSE*
  • Stores sequence of events
  • Automatic startup and initialization following power restoration
  • Device management using SNMP/web-server
  • Time synchronization using IEC60870/DNP3/SNTP

  • KEMA Certified IEC 61850 Server
  • Supports temperature range from -40C to +85C

  • Full modem serial port for modem plug-in
  • Add-on Ethernet / Fibre Optic port available
  • Option for adding customer specific applications

  • NERC-CIP security compliant
  • IEC62351 support
  • SSL VPN with AES, DES or 3DES encryption

SYNC 200 - IED Upgrade Card

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SYNC Application Development Kit

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Extended Software Subscription and Hardware Warranty

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SYNC 200 upgrade cards have been deployed in numerous IEDs across the world. Their performance capability, versatility, and form factor make SYNC 200 modules ideal for a variety of applications which require protocol conversion to latest protocols like IEC 61850/ DLMS/ DNP3.0 inside the vendor device. SYNC 200 is powerful enough to handle more than just one-to-one protocol conversion and hence, another key application is for multiple protocol support (e.g. IEC61850+DNP3.0+IEC60870-103) in the vendor device.

  • Alarm Annunciators
  • Capacitor Banks
  • Circuit Breakers
  • Data Loggers
  • Energy Meters
  • Industrial Ethernet Switches
  • Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs)
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs)
  • Protection Relays
  • Remote Terminal Units (RTUs)
  • Switchgears
  • Transformer Monitoring Systems
  • Modbus RTU to IEC 61850
  • Modbus RTU to DLMS COSEM
  • Modbus RTU to DNP3
  • Modbus RTU to IEC 60870-5-104
  • DNP3 Serial to IEC 61850
  • DNP3 Serial to IEC 60870-5-104
  • DLMS COSEM to Modbus RTU / TCP
  • DLMS COSEM to IEC 61850
  • IEC 60870-5-101 to IEC 61850
  • IEC 60870-5-103 to IEC 61850
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Upgrading OEM Device to meet IEC 61850 standards and Goose Messaging

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IEC61131 Logic Programming for SYNC 200

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Fast and secure automatic retrieval of data from multi-vendor devices

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