The ODU MINI‐SNAP® for Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) enables Ethernet connections via copper cable with only a single twisted pair of wires and simultaneous power supply of end devices via PoDL – Power over Data Line.
The simpler design of the new generation of connectors, as well as the associated weight and space savings, benefit designers and developers in a number of areas.
The maximum bridgeable distances as per the standards vary between 15, 40 and 1,000 meters. SPE is currently being introduced in new generations of automobiles, where it is replacing CAN and other bus systems. In future, communication, controls and safety functions will be mapped uniformly via Ethernet. These advantages are also appealing for industrial automation. SPE enables barrier‐free connections for devices, sensor/actuator technology, and much more.