Implement Smart Grid Technologies with SoC FPGA

The Smart Grid is a modern electric grid that uses many new technologies for collecting information, communication and control of the grid. The Smart Grid provides better efficiency and reliability, and it allows distributed generation of energy, making it easier to connect renewable but variable energy sources like solar power and wind power to the grid. The new technologies employed in the Smart Grid include High-Availability Seamless Redundancy (HSR) and IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP), which are used in substations for internal communication and time synchronization of electrical measurements.

This article by Jouni Kujala explains the implementation of HSR and IEEE 1588 protocols using an Altera Cyclone V SoC.

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