The advent of superior communication protocols like the one according to IEC 61850 standard, demanded Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) to be complying to these standards for substation automation requirements. Legacy devices, which are functionally superior and acceptable to utility and industrial customers, had to go out of market, because those do not the newer protocols. SYNC200 series of embedded chip products act as upgrade cards for incorporating latest smart grid substation and metering protocols in existing IED equipment design.
SYNC200 series of modules 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. The major R&D efforts in upgrading to the latest protocols is already take care in the SYNC200 modules, thereby enabling the device manufacturers to focus on their core strengths with minimal efforts on the adaptation to newer protocols.
SYNC200 can be 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.
SYNC200 modules are specifically designed for power industry applications, with superior processing capabilities as well as numerous interfacing options. SYNC200 has been tested to withstand stringent temperature and environmental variations and has proved successful in a variety of industry and utility segments. SYNC200 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 SYNC200 series embedded boards have been certified at DNV (formerly KEMA) and CPRI test labs by various customers.
SYNC200 provides not just one-to-one protocol conversion, but also many-to-many protocol conversion and supports numerous 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.
Kalkitech has developed a Developer Kit to enable the user to test and integrate the SYNC200 modules with end devices quickly and with minimal costs. The Developer Kit is packaged with the necessary development board, sample SYNC200 modules hardware, configuration tools, documentation, and 20 hours of technical support.
Kalkitech can also provide support for IEC 61850 Level A certification of customer devices from certification agencies like DNV, CPRI etc., built on its expertise in IEC 61850 and product management.