Category: IIoT

New Single-Pair Ethernet for Condition-Monitoring Applications

New single-pair Ethernet (SPE) physical-layer standards developed by the IEEE are offering new connectivity solutions for communicating asset health insights for condition-monitoring applications. 10BASE-T1L is a new Ethernet physical-layer standard (IEEE 802.3cg-2019) that was approved by the IEEE on November 7, 2019. It will dramatically change the automation industry by significantly improving operational efficiency through seamless Ethernet connectivity to field-level assets.

Report: Future of hyperconnectivity to fuel billion-dollar ‘connected living’ opportunities

According to Frost & Sullivan’s Future of Connected Living report, the device-to-person ratio will exceed 20 to 1 by 2030, as the world enters the era of hyperconnectivity and catapults organizations’ digital transformation. The number of connected devices globally is projected to increase from 30.4 billion in 2020 to 200 billion in 2030 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.7%. The research forecasts the convergence of connected cities, homes, and workplaces will result in ubiquitous connectivity and the emergence of new product applications, business models, technologies, platforms, and services.

IoT/IIoT Connections in Unforgiving Environments

IIoT environments will expose networks to more extreme environmental factors including mechanical forces (e.g., crushing and vibration), ingress of liquids and dust, chemical or climatic issues (e.g., temperature and corrosive solvents), and electromagnetic interference (EMI). While industrial environments and IIoT devices are most often associated with these factors, the proliferation of IoT means that devices communicating via standard commercial Ethernet may also be located in more unforgiving environments than ever before.