Teridian Semiconductor have appointed Dedicated Systems Australia as distributors for their meter and energy measurement Systems-on-Chip (SOC). Teridian Semiconductor’s SOC solutions for power metering have increased the utility industry's migration to solid state metering, while simultaneously driving down costs and improving metrology capabilities.
Teridian Semiconductor power meter SOCs are suitable for developing utility meters, mould-case-circuit-breaker and power distribution units for residential and industrial applications.
According to Teridian Semiconductor, they help customers with their embedded systems developments. Tight energy supplies and rising costs are forcing electricity providers to
measure, monitor and control how electricity is allotted and distributed. The rolling blackouts and power outages of recent years have made it clear that the electric grid has reached its limits.
Electric utilities want to collect more data, so they can plan their buying and reselling of power. That leads to time-of-use meters, which incorporate a real-time clock that enabled meters to track how much energy is used at different time intervals. Utilities now start incorporating low-power radios that enable automated meter reading.