The Ethernet technology already available today provides transmission speeds of up to 10 Gbps over just one wire pair for your application.
Single Pair Ethernet Ethernet finally goes the distance
Consistent data transmission down to the last meter: Phoenix Contact presents compact device and cable connectors for single-pair Ethernet. The standardized SPE interfaces are ideally suited for efficient data transmission in factory and process automation. The application-specific, reduced cabling is therefore the basis for future-proof Ethernet communication from the field to the cloud.
- Future-proof: Standardized connectors and cables in accordance with IEC 63171-2 (IP20) and IEC 63171-5 (IP67)
- Cross-application: ranges of up to 1000 m, data rates of up to 1 Gbps, and powers of up to 50 W
- Efficiently cabled: Plug and Play, even in existing cabling infrastructures
- Compact: Pin connector patterns for single and multi-ports enable high packing densities
- Easily integrated: Male and female versions for established inductive sensors and flying leads
IP20 connectors for Single Pair Ethernet
IP20 connectors and patch cords make efficient data transmission possible in multiple sectors and industries, such as factory and building automation.
M8 connectors for Single Pair Ethernet
M8 device connectors transmit data and power quickly and safely from the OT to the IT level.
Ethernet finally goes the distance
IP20 and IP67 connectors for Single Pair Ethernet achieve transmission rates of up to 1 Gbps and distances of up to 1000 meters.
Practical video on SPE
Learn about the advantages of Single Pair Ethernet in detail in this video tutorial.
Consistent solutions for cabling
Single Pair Ethernet stands for parallel, high-performance transmission of data and power via Ethernet over a single wire pair through Power over Data Line (PoDL) from the sensor right through to the cloud.
Standardized pin connector patterns form the basis for the barrier-free networking of the most diverse components, cables, and connectors. Phoenix Contact is playing a key role in promoting the development of a standard here – from IP20 up to IP6x connectors.
In the long run, SPE will replace classic serial bus systems. Use a multifunctional pin connector pattern and cables from the office through to the sensor for your tailored solution.
The pin connector pattern M1 I1 C1 E1 has been developed for building automation in accordance with IEC 63171-2. This pin connector pattern makes it possible to connect up to four times as many devices as you can with an existing passive infrastructure. This standard is often used in office buildings.
The M2/3 I2/3 C2/3 E2/3 pin connector pattern in accordance with IEC 63171-5 has proven itself in industrial applications, even in harsh field environments. The pin connector pattern can be integrated into all conventional and standardized connector versions.
MICE is an abbreviation that describes the external conditions of an Ethernet interface.
M = Mechanical robustness
I = IP properties
C = Chemical and climatic resistance
E = Electromagnetic stability
Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) is one of the megatrends in industrial data transmission. The purpose of SPE is not to define new higher transmission speeds or distances; rather, it is to form the framework for standardizing reduced amounts of cabling for applications.
Single Pair Ethernet questions and answers
With SPE infrastructure, you can reduce data cabling and avoid media breakdowns from the field to the cloud as well as device failures. You can establish networks with a consistent Ethernet-based structure so that gateways are no longer needed. Moreover, cabling with SPE is easier and more time saving, because only two wires have to be connected. The 10Base-T1L standard enables Ethernet cabling with ranges of up to 1,000 m.
SPE standards are defined in IEEE 802.3. Currently, there are five different standards with different transmission speeds and distances that have already been exceeded. Further standards are in discussion.
Phoenix Contact provides standardized connectors and cables for Single Pair Ethernet. The IP20 male connectors in accordance with IEC 63171-2 are the most compact of the standardized series – ideally suited for the control cabinet and building cabling. With the pin connector pattern in accordance with IEC 63171-5, Phoenix Contact provides the same pin connector pattern for robust and industrial grade M8 to M12 cabling – ideal for field applications in harsh environments that demand an IP67 degree of protection.
Yes, a power of up to 50 W can be transmitted via the PoDL standard (Power over Data Line). The various performance classes are described in the IEEE 802.3 bu standard.
It is conceivable that you could use existing cable infrastructures for SPE if they meet the requirements. SPE cables are defined in the IEC 61156-1x standard.
Single Pair Ethernet: the connection technology for Industry 4.0
SPE is the new generation of Ethernet technology and one of the key arteries in industrial digitalization. The video provides a clear and simple illustration of the advantages.
The key technology for the Industrial Internet of Things
Single Pair Ethernet is the key technology for the Industrial Internet of Things. Twisted pair cabling is opening up new applications in building automation and industrial automation.
Areas of application
Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) forms the basis for all Ethernet-based communication. It opens up new fields of application and enables smart device communication. Due to its great transmission properties, even across longer distances, SPE supports future-proof network communication optimally. Following the trend of resource-conserving, miniaturized devices, SPE offers more space for your electronics thanks to space-saving cables.
Selected areas of application include:
- Building automation
- Industrial automation
- Railway industry
Phoenix Contact is your key partner for the integration of Single Pair Ethernet, including the device interface, the cabling, and active network components, from sensors in the field to the PC in your office. As the pioneer in the field of digitalization, Phoenix Contact is developing a comprehensive product portfolio.
Your key partner for smart networking
Phoenix Contact is your key partner for the integration of Single Pair Ethernet. From the device interface, the cabling, and active network components; from sensors in the field to the PC in your office. As the pioneer in the field of digitalization, Phoenix Contact is developing a comprehensive product portfolio.
The Single Pair Ethernet System Alliance
Phoenix Contact has joined up with other leading technology companies in the SPE System Alliance. The partner companies are bundling their Single Pair Ethernet expertise and entering into target-oriented exchanges, pursuing the common goal of promoting SPE technology for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and all other areas of application.