Single-Pair Ethernet

The Internet of Things (IoT) is dramatically changing the world for consumers, with innovations such as smart home devices, GPS location services, in-car infotainment, wearables and much more.

Just as important, but less well known, is the transformation of industrial ecosystems via innovations within the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) that provides robust technology for interconnecting smart equipment solutions throughout next-generation factories, thereby enabling the communications infrastructure for Industry 4.0 and The Factory of the Future.

As a global leader for interconnect technology, Interplex plays a key role for enablement of IIoT revolution through new product initiatives in the Single-Pair Ethernet (SPE) arena.

Single-Pair Ethernet makes industrial connectivity less complex and more cost-effective through the transmission of Ethernet over only one pair of copper wires.

In addition to data transmission via Ethernet, SPE can supply power to terminal devices via PoDL – Power over Data Line. Previously, this required two pairs for Fast Ethernet (100MB) and four pairs for Gigabit Ethernet. SPE now enables completely new possibilities and fields of application for Industrial Ethernet.

As a member of the SPE Industrial Partner Network, Interplex is committed to supplying a range of SPE products, such as IEC 63171-6 compliant connectors and receptacles, that are used in industrial applications.

Our SPE competencies include:

  • IEC 63171-6 IP20 & IP67 connectors
  • Innovative customized solutions for unique end applications
SPE Connector Interplex
IP20 connectors

Technical Characteristics

Rated current‌ 4 A
Rated voltage 60 V DC
Contact resistance ≤ 20 mΩ
Shielding resistance ≤ 100 mΩ
Limiting temperature -40 … +85 °C
Mating cycles ≥ 1,000
Degree of protection acc. to IEC 60529 IP20
Test voltage UDC 1 kV (contact-contact)
1.5 kV (contact-ground)
Transmission characteristics 600 MHz Bandwidth
Data rate ‌ 10 Mbit/s
‌ 100 Mbit/s
‌ 1 Gbit/s

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SPE Industrial Partner Network

Interplex is proud to be part of the SPE Network. We strive to collaborate with fellow members to drive the acceptance of the technology and to be the new standard in the industry.