Powerline Reference Design

DIMA Reference Design (USB-Ethernet PLC Client and Switch for OEM's)

DIMA Powerline Reference Design


The powerline reference design enables internet from the socket. This powerline reference design was developed for mass market production based on Qualcomm (former Intellon) chipset INT51X1 and holds CE and FCC approval.

Key Features

  • Data transmission over powerline
  • Full network functionality
  • Max. data rate up to 14 Mbit/s
  • USB-driver for Windows operating system
  • Homeplug compliant
  • Operating System independent ETH I/F


Software Features

  • Adress - AutoIP or DHCP
  • Brideing - supports Ethernet traffic
  • Universal plug and play
  • Configuration tool supporting encryption key & transmission level adjustment



  • Encryption: 56 Bit DES using cipher block chaining
  • PKCS # 5 v 2.0



  • Power supply: 90V - 250V/50/60Hz AC
  • Power consumption: 15W
  • Internal power supply


Interfaces (I/F)

  • Powerline 90V - 250V/50/60Hz AC
  • Ethernet I/F: IEEE802.3i, 10/100 Mbit/s auto sensing
  • MDI/X auto switch
  • USB-interface: USB 1.1
  • One 2-pin power inlet for both powerline and power supply


Regulatory Compliance and Certifications

  • CE (EN55022 [a, b and T-ISN], EN55024, EN60950, NB30)
  • FCC part 15

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