This graphic-based story provides an image-driven overview of 10BASE-T1L Single-Pair Ethernet (SPE), which helps facilitate the use of predictive maintenance, Industrial IoT (IIoT), and the gathering of meaningful operational data for automation across the entire industrial enterprise.
As opposed to standard ethernet, with either two or four twisted pairs, single pair ethernet uses two copper wires.
The single, twisted-pair cable carries power to enable the powering of remote sensors and actuators and also both transmits and receives data.
The thinner cable diameter offers less weight which translates to easier mobility, less space, faster installation, and lower costs.
The smaller connector footprint takes up less space on a PCB, simplifies design, and shows increased connector stability.
Unlike four-pair cable which has a distance limitation of 100 meters, 10BASE-T1L SPE offers 1000-meters.
Simplifies communication from sensor to local server or cloud and works without additional gateways or interfaces.