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HiSilicon Unveils PLC All-in-One Smart Home Solution

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[Shanghai, China, August 26, 2021] Turning a traditional house into an all-in-one smart home is a rather intensive process. Due to the wide range of infrastructure and device systems involved, including water, electricity, lighting, and sound, a number of fundamental challenges like complex networking and cabling, high installation costs, and troublesome maintenance end up holding consumers back.

How PLC-IoT Stacks Up

PLC-IoT substantially outperforms KNX.

PLC-IoT substantially outperforms KNX.

PLC-IoT substantially outperforms Zigbee.

PLC-IoT substantially outperforms Zigbee.

PLC-IoT requires no extra cabling costs, and is thus more cost effective. It also stands out in terms of transmission distance, transmission speed, and connection reliability.

PLC: Ideal for Smart Wired Infrastructure

PLC facilitates the sending of data over existing power cables, greatly reducing engineering costs. It features powerful wall penetrating capabilities and reliable communications performance, resolving existing signal obstruction–related issues. It facilitates reliable controls over fixed smart home devices, and represents an ideal choice for smart wired infrastructure installation.

Reliable device communications: Optimal frequency band selection, enhanced anti-noise performance, and intensive channel-related research

Stable and robust networks: Powered by headless mesh network technology

Quick and easy installation: Bolstered by automatic networking and imperceptible network configuration technologies

PLC-IoT is the ideal connectivity technology for smart wired infrastructure.
Schematic diagram of PLC-based all-in-one smart homes.

HiSilicon PLC-IoT

Security subsystem: An independent security subsystem is used to physically isolate memory hardware from application and protocol subsystems to ensure a high level of security.

Hardware-based crypto engine: A secure, high-performance hardware-based crypto engine ensures a high degree of privacy.

Secure boot: Features a built-in OnChipBoot that supports secure boot. Multi-level security certificates can be used for signing and signature verification to ensure that programs are valid.

Secure storage: The security subsystem manages encryption keys and communicates with the application and protocol subsystems via hardware mailboxes, to implement the secure storage of private data.

Secure transmission: Hardware acceleration based on Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) are utilized to ensure communications security.

Secure updates: Signing and signature verification of update files are supported, bolstered by capabilities like version anti-rollback.

Secure applications: The SoC SIM function and DT nuSIM* standard are supported to boost application security.