App note – Distribution automation and the smart grid: Coming of age with a new set of challenges

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Another¬†good app note from Maxim –¬†Distribution automation and the smart grid: Coming of age with a new set of challenges

The combination of aging electricity grid infrastructure and renewable portfolio standards present new challenges in the distribution automation space worldwide. In this application note, we review three key areas: asset protection, security, and asset management. In each area, device-level silicon provides benefits to ease the transition to a complete smart grid.

A similar version of this article appears on EDN, October 2013.

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