The Merging Unit is the system module that standardizes the NxtPhase data stream. The Merging Unit accepts receives data at the NxtPhase proprietary bit and sample rates, packetizes the data to standard format, and outputs the standardized data. The module is called a Merging Unit because as it "Merges" various input channels into one data stream. The graphic below shows the connection of the Merging Unit and the NxtPhase system.
The name Merging Unit was not coined for the project. IEC 60044-8 standard for digital communication between instrument transformers describes the Merging Unit. The graphic below shows the Merging Unit as a standard module that is not specific to a certain company. The figure punctuates how the Merging Unit has to "merge" multiple data channels into one.
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