Development of CTA-2045 Complaint Universal Communication (UCM) Module for Smart Grid Devices

Client Overview

US based manufacturer that produces heating, cooling, water heating, pool/spa heating and commercial refrigeration products.

Business Challenge
  • Upgrading existing solutions to communicate with the smart grid over an established CTA-2045 standard in quick time and integrate it in to the overall ecosystem
VOLANSYS Contribution
  • Hardware design, development including component selection, architecture, PCB layout and gerber release
  • Hardware prototyping including PCB fabrication, assembly and board bring up
  • Firmware design and development
  • IP24 rated enclosure design as per CTA-2045 specification
  • Manual testing using EPRI Standard SGD (smart grid device) Simulator for UCM AC Module
Technologies | Engineering Expertise

Hardware Engineering | Embedded Engineering | Firmware Engineering | Testing

Solution Architecture
Development of CTA
Benefits Delivered
  • VOLANSYS domain expertise helped client in reducing 40% time to market for their solution
  • Enabled client in increasing market reach by delivering industry compliant UCM module to new clients
  • Greater interoperability achieved between compatible products manufactured by client and other manufacturers for enhanced user experience
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