Category: IIoT

Two Connector Types for Single Pair Ethernet

Single Pair Ethernet will become a key technology in smart buildings. It is the missing link for connecting devices up to sensor/actuator level by means of a standard Internet protocol (IP). It has the potential to replace existing field bus systems in the Internet of Things (IoT) in buildings or the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in smart factories.

Webinar — Fieldbus: The Hidden Ethernet Frontier

This webinar will describe a challenge to data accessibility in critical applications including building automation, process automation, and industrial manufacturing. We will show how the roadmap for Ethernet technology toward Single Pair Ethernet helps to address these challenges, and what integrators and end users can do in their project planning today to ensure their systems are future-ready.

TIA probing field test instrument requirements for balanced twisted-pair cabling

TR-42.7 Engineering Committee on Telecommunications Copper Cabling Systems (568) on Mar. 24 issued a call for interest for document TIA-1152-A, initially titled “Requirements for Field Test Instruments and Measurements for Balanced Twisted-Pair Cabling.”
Per a TIA statement, TR-42.7 is developing guidelines in the area defined by the following scope: “Revise ANSI/TIA-1152-2009 as determined in TIA TR-42.7, incorporating new specifications and other information as required to support field testing of cabling described in ANSI/TIA-568-C.2-1.”
Per TIA, stakeholders for the project may include, but are not limited to: field tester manufacturers; test equipment manufacturers; structured cabling products manufacturers; and structured cabling installers.

Single Pair Ethernet Now Ready to Use

The revolutionary transmission technology Single Pair Ethernet is crossing the threshold from idea to market maturity. SPE could well replace traditional field bus technology in many areas. It is coming at just the right time to accelerate the digitalization of building automation and the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT).

IO-Link and Single Pair Ethernet, two recent networking protocols for improved industrial connectivity

single-pair Ethernet takes the enterprise-class networking protocol and implements robust and reliable device communication over a single twisted pair. Reducing the number of pairs by a quarter reduces cable weight, reduces cable cost, and uses robust industrial-grade widely available connectors. Unlike the serial-based IO-Link, SPE functions as a standard networking protocol and can operate over distances of up to 15 metres using unshielded cables and 40 metres using shielded cables.