Freescale is powering innovation for a more sustainable, greener world by enabling smart energy across the grid. Our solutions optimize power consumption, conserve energy and help eliminate waste. 
At the heart of the worldwide rollout of a smart grid network infrastructure lies the goal of energy efficiency from the generation, transmission and distribution to the end customer. Freescale provides secure, end-to-end solutions supporting the smart grid, from transmission and distribution to managing energy consumption in the home. 
This session will address the design challenges within the Smart Grid and how Freescale technologies apply across the grid with a focus on Energy Gateways in the HAN and Data Concentrators in the NAN.

  • Low system cost required to reduce time to market, R&D investment and BOM costs while adding features for smart grid requirements
  • Low (system) power to ensure energy calculations at low processing speeds for meters supported by capacitive supplies
  • Meter and Data Concentrator tamper detection: Requires the ability to timestamp during any tamper event, even if supply is disconnected
  • Secure data transfer of user authentication and encryption information

Duration: 1 hour
Audience: Customers designing technologies for the grid.
What attendees will learn:

  • Learn how Freescale technologies address the grid
  • See an overview of Freescale-developed Reference Designs provided to enable improved time to market advantage

Richard Collins, Industrial Segment Marketing Manager, Networking and Multimedia Group, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.

Rich Collins is the Industrial Segment Marketing Manager within the Networking and Multimedia Group of Freescale Semiconductor. In this role, he is responsible for driving business development in the areas of smart energy, medical and factory automation with a focus on positioning Freescale’s Power Architecture embedded processors within these industrial segments. 
Mr. Collins is an industry veteran with 18 years of experience in embedded processor design, technical marketing and business development. In 14 years at Motorola/Freescale, he held several technical and managerial roles within core, IP and SoC design teams before making the transition to marketing. Prior to coming to Motorola, he spent 4 years at Mitsubishi Semiconductor. 
Mr. Collins holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business as well as a BSE in Electrical Engineering from Duke University, where he also majored in Computer Science and Spanish.