References – Use Cases

Single Pair Ethernet USE CASES.

References – Use Cases


Do you know the advantages of Single Pair Ethernet in industry? With these application examples we present the potentials to you.

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The current use cases

Machine wiring

Requirement Consolidate communications to reduce deployment/maintenance complexity
Current limitations Different communication architectures with different technologies and communication protocols
What improvements are needed? Realization of intelligent machine modules with devices that measure, monitor, calibrate and communicate in a common network with the generic cabling infrastructure
Advantages through SPE A transparent SPE network with no gateways, providing cost savings through a unified SPE PHY rather than a multitude of different protocols. This enables better data collection and process visualization.

Sensors in the high bay warehouse

Requirement Connecting various IO-Link sensors to grounded controller/PLC
Current limitations Maximum length of 20 meters. An additional repeater is required.
What improvements are needed? – Bandwidth 10 Mbit
– short distance 100 m
– Power:<5 watts
– Interface M8 and IP 20
Advantages through SPE Increased transmission length, elimination of repeaters and reduced trailing cable size


Requirements Connection of control unit with the actuator and sensors of each axis to fully connect the robot to the cloud
Current Restrictions Bandwidth compared to existing communication; cable size (number of cores), signal and power separately.
What improvements are needed? – Bandwidth 10 Mbit to 1GBit
– kurze Entfernung max. 40 m
– Power: < 50 watts
Advantages through SPE Reduced system costs, avoidance of gateways, miniaturization of communication infrastructure, more sophisticated EoAT.

Wind turbine

Requirement Replace expensive wiring
Current limitations Forced use of Fiberoptic
What improvements are needed? – Total cost of ownership
– Simpler installation
Advantages through SPE Fiber is another physical layer, no change for upper communication layers, less effort for cabling, integration into Ethernet-based networks

Elevators and escalators

Requirement Reduced wiring in ropeway applications (inside elevator shafts). Easy addition of applications (camera, LED lights, safety control panels)
Current limitations Space, length and bandwidth constraints by integrating more convenience and security features
What improvements are needed? – Increase bandwidth
-Wireless router in the shaft
– Minimize installation time
Advantages through SPE More sensors in the shaft, integration of all devices into one network

Parking management and electric charging

Requirement IP control for all devices, multidrop to reduce cabling and installation costs
Current limitations Gateways to Ethernet, different protocols, special knowledge required
What improvements are needed? – Easier installation
– Waiver of special knowledge
– No more special knowledge
Advantages through SPE Reduced system costs, avoidance of necessary gateways, miniaturization of the communication infrastructure
SPE Usecase onboard Konnektivität bei unbemannten Luftfahrzeuge

Onboard connectivity for unmanned aerial vehicles

Requirement Networking of onboard controllers, sensors and actuators (of the payload). IP control and security for all devices.
Current limitations Bulkiness and weight of connectivity. No failover isolation with legacy BUS systems – difficult to implement redundancy (no switch). Gateways to Ethernet for connection with basic control.
What improvements are needed? – High bandwidth for video transmission
– Increased robustness of the connectivity system
– Network flexibility for mission-specific
Payload adjustment
– “SWAP” (Size, Weight and Power Management) optimization.
Advantages through SPE BUS – Ethernet: Connectivity System security and robustness, network flexibility. Ethernet – SPE: Lower system cost, miniaturization and weight.
SPE Usecase onboard Konnektivität bei unbemannten Luftfahrzeuge