Smart Grid

Robust Protection and Real-time Monitoring for Maximum Efficiency and High Availability


Energy Substation Automation and distributed intelligence across the grid is key to maximizing efficiency of precious energy resources. Speed, scalability and resilience are key for ensure the reliable supply of energy to industry and households.

The combination of high performance controllers with the capability to monitor a high number of sensors and to apply complex algorithms for the interpretation of data is an ideal task for Xilinx SoCs and FPGAs.  Low latency networks, with zero loss switchover in case of an error, requires the connectivity as defined by applicable standards like IEC 61850, in particular the High Availability Seamless Ring protocol (HSR) or the Parallel Redundancy Protocol (PRP). Security features and HW based cryptography.

SoC-e is one of the Xilinx Alliance Program partners who focus on substation communication at high bitrates and with proven functionality. Wrapped in these solutions, Xilinx’s products are found in every node of the modern power grid to manage, control and protect uninterrupted and efficient power delivery to the user.

Featured capabilities:

  • Devices that are connected to the IEC 61850 Process Bus and/or Station Bus in energy substation automation, even at Gigabit Ethernet speeds and beyond
  • Wire-speed security for GOOSE and SMV according IEC 62351
  • Hardware-supported network synchronization and scalable switches
  • High performance processing systems, seamlessly connected to all networks
  • Differentiation with multi-sensor monitoring in FPGA Logic for predictive and model based control
  • Specialized Development Boards fast success
  • Xilinx’s partner SoC-e who offers solutions and services for Energy Substation development
  • Proven success with protection relays, wind turbines, solar invertors, silicon carbide invertors
Design Examples Description Device Support

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  • ARM Processing System for Network Interface, Cybersecurity Stack, other common peripherals
  • Programmable Logic for Industrial Ethernet, sensor interface, analytics engine, accelerators and custom logic

Zynq UltraScale+ CG, EG, EV MPSoC

Zynq-7000 SoC

Solutions Stack

Some Industrial and Healthcare IoT products need all elements of the Xilinx IIoT and HcIoT Solutions Stack, all need some. The Xilinx IIoT and HcIoT Solutions Stack is comprised of optimized Xilinx and Ecosystem building blocks and solutions used across Industrial and Healthcare IoT platforms. Starting from scratch is never something you will have to do with a Xilinx-based Industrial or Healthcare IoT system. Minimize development time and cost and maximize design reuse on your next Industrial or Healthcare IoT platform by exploring the different elements of the Xilinx IIoT and HcIoT Solutions Stack.