September 25, 2017 | Product Brief | IoTecha Corp., a provider of Industrial IoT and Electric Vehicle smart charging solutions, has joined the STMicroelectronics Partner Program to make its HomePlug Powerline Communication (PLC) and EV charging expertise available to ST’s global customer base. Intelligent and Connected Charging based on the Combined Charging System (CCS) standard is the key to providing seamless integration of millions of EVs with the power grid and enabling ease of use for consumers. IoTecha has created a portfolio of products that include an ISO/IEC 15118 and HomePlug GreenPHY protocol analysis tool, a highly integrated CCS on Module (CCSoM) solution, and the Cloud-based IoTecha Intelligent Power Platform (I2P2). All of these products are designed to reduce development costs and accelerate time to market for EV charging station manufacturers.
IoTecha’s CCSoM is a software and hardware platform based on ST’s ST2100, a highly integrated HomePlug PLC SoC developed with ST by members of the IoTecha team. CCSoM integrates key components of an Intelligent and Connected Charger including ISO/IEC 15118 and OCPP 1.6J. It enables rapid development of a wide range of AC and DC chargers, with the difficult tasks of charging control and protocol stack integration having already been accomplished by IoTecha.