To get started with Single Pair Ethernet or to build SPE applications and networks, we provide resources for download in this section. Some downloads are provided on partner sites. These are marked with the note "external link".

Whitepaper & EBOOKS



Single Pair Ethernet - The infrastructure for IIoT

The whitepaper offers an introduction to SPE. It explains basic concepts, why SPE is perfectly suited for IIoT and which new industry standards are becoming important.

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Single Pair Ethernet

The whitepaper offers an introduction to SPE and answers frequently asked questions about Single Pair Ethernet.

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Single Pair Ethernet for Industrial Applications

Lower cost, reduced weight & higher bandwidth
Single- pair Ethernet in combination with Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) and power over data lines enables an end-to-end Ethernet network from the sensor to the cloud usable anywhere space is limited and where the weight of cables and components plays a major role.

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Application notes

Single Pair Ethernet – Cable standards and construction

Single Pair Ethernet is the technology that perfectly meets the industry's new network technology requirements in the context of Industry 4.0 and IIoT.  Central elements of the standard are the Single Pair Ethernet cables. The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has defined and standardized the structure and the high electrical properties in the IEC 61156 series of standards.
This application note describes the cable standardization and its design in detail.

Download (PDF, 5 pages | 340 KB)

Single Pair Ethernet - M8 hybrid system

In the hybrid SPE solution, the M8 hybrid connectors and the hybrid cables support a configuration structure consisting of an SPE data pair for data transmission (AWG 22 to AWG 26) combined with a separate power pair (AWG 18) for powering the devices. This application note describes this system in detail with important specifications.

Download (PDF, 10 pages | 607 KB)

Single Pair Ethernet - testing

The application note will shed some light on measurements on SPE cabling and will highlight why also in SPE cabling, cabling measurements are an important tool to ensure compliance to standards and a functional network.

Download (PDF, 16 pages | 1.130 KB)