Siemon’s TERA cabling system supports 10BASE-T1L single-pair Ethernet (SPE), providing an easily-deployed, standards-based infrastructure that simplifies cable management, reduces costs, and enables more efficient use of pathway space. As explained in a new Tech Brief developed by Siemon’s Valerie Maguire, Distinguished Engineer and Chief Editor of the IEEE Std 802.3cg™-2019 10 Mb/s Single-Pair Ethernet project, 10BASE-T1L operation over TERA SPE cabling offers many advantages over traditional/proprietary operational technology for monitoring and controlling simple, low-speed devices in commercial enterprise environments.
In a live webinar with our Ethernet experts Harding will highlight the capabilities of Single Pair Ethernet and show which IIoT applications are made possible by SPE. We talk about how SPE helps the Smart Factory get on its feet and provide examples from the fields of automation, transportation, automotive and robotics.
Bandwidth-hungry electronics are increasing on aircraft as passengers and crews expect more from in-flight entertainment, cabin lighting, security and freight monitors, and other features. A significant amount of wiring and connectors is required to enable these capabilities, and designers need to implement smarter connectivity solutions without adding weight. This 60-minute Webinar explores how the adoption of Ethernet technology is evolving to support the SWaP and performance needs of modern aircraft cabin networks.
Every day, sensors generate vast amounts of data worldwide and this continues to rise. Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) technology offers completely new opportunities to transmit these data streams reliably even in the most confined areas of the machine. Developed for use in energy chains, igus introduces the chainflex CFBUS.PUR.042 SPE cable.
Download this free e-book from Harting to better understand the benefits of Single Pair Ethernet for IIoT. From the smallest sensor to the cloud: SPE enables the barrier-free transmission of data via Ethernet over just one pair of cables with up to 1 GBit/s and with ranges of up to 1000 meters, offering the ideal infrastructure for IIoT and Industry 4.0.SPE makes the field level smart. Devices, cables and connection technology become more powerful, smaller and more robust.
The Single-Pair-Ethernet (SPE) concept comes from the automotive industry which required lean Ethernet cabling for vehicles. On the basis of xBASE-T1 protocols, SPE can also be used in building cabling and factory automation. SPE requires – as the name suggests – just a single twisted pair for data transmission. A thin two-core cable and a compact connector are sufficient for the cabling. In comparison to classic Ethernet cabling, the number of possible connection points is multiplied. The connection to the Local Area Network (LAN) takes place using switches either centrally in the floor distributor or distributed in the zone at the service outlets.
The goal of the new SPE standards is a single-network vision where all devices in plants communicate using the same set of protocols–balancing node cost, node size and ease of commissioning smart systems.
Harting Americas has launched their Single Pair Ethernet technologies.SPE communicates across the common industrial Ethernet protocols available today but instead of using 4 or 8 total wires, it accomplishes communication across just two wires, a single twisted pair. It uses Power over Data Line technology to bring communication to the device along with the voltage and amperage needed to power the device. This is hugely beneficial for three reasons:. First, space and number of connections are reduced on the device. Second, the need for an external power supply is eliminated. Finally, devices on the plant floor that have traditionally communicated over Fieldbus protocols can now join the same IP-based network that the rest of the devices on the network are using. This enables peer-to-peer communication, open-loop feedback of all devices, and smart functionality all the way from the main control room down to the individual device.
The IEEE 802.3cg standard is a single-pair Ethernet standard that that supports speeds up to 10 Mbps and extends Ethernet range up to 1,000 meters. Learn about 802.3cg’s two link-layer standards, 10Base-T1S and 10Base-T1L, and what they mean for IoT and automotive applications.
TIA’s TR-42.7 Engineering Committee on Telecommunications Copper Cabling Systems (568) has issued a call for interest for document ANSI/TIA-568.6, initially titled, “Single Pair Multi-Drop (SPMD) cabling and component specifications.” The standard will address the need to support applications that use a bus topology with multiple branches connecting communication devices.