AFE monitors up to six electrical circuits

Analog Devices has introduced a single chip energy measurement analogue front end (AFE) that monitors the energy consumption and power quality of up to six electrical circuits.

The ADE7816 energy measurement AFE is designed for data centre power distribution units, energy monitoring and management systems and multichannel electricity meters. According to ADI, the device can measure one voltage and up to six current channels, providing high accuracy energy usage and power quality data for each circuit. Since it interfaces to standard microcontrollers, ADI says the ADE7816 energy measurement AFE is specifically suited for applications that require more processor flexibility and peripheral options than is offered by fixed configuration SoC devices. Multiple ADE7816 energy measurement AFEs can interface with a single application processor.