PLC (power line communication) is a communication method that uses a power line as the communication medium. A system can be built economically and quickly by using an electric supply network as a communication network. For this reason, PLC is attracting increasing interest as a communication technology for smart grids, smart meters (AMI), HEMS, BEMS, and PV panel monitoring.
The M16C/60 offers M16C Family standard products. A 64-pin package product group with maximum operating frequency 15.36 MHz (when using PLL synthesizer) is available as a PLC MCU.