IEC publishes Single Pair Ethernet connector standard

July 14, 2020
The approved SPE connector supports shielded and unshielded variants.

Panduit, a global specialist in innovative electrical and network infrastructure, recently announced the approval of the IEC 63171-1 (Variant 1) Single Pair Ethernet connector style by ISO IEC SC48B, the standards body that helps with international standardization of low voltage connectors.

Panduit contends the newly standardized Single Pair Ethernet connector design will be key to supporting "the explosion of Ethernet connectivity into edge devices within a broad range of applications including industrial controls, building automation systems and related sub-systems that can take advantage of structured cabling."

The approved SPE connector supports shielded and unshielded variants, and has been proven to show high resistance to electromagnetic interference, notes Panduit.

"Those unfamiliar with low voltage electronics will find the connector design easy to install, enabling a sensible migration path towards Ethernet for IoT and Industry 4.0," added the company.

For more information about how Single Pair Ethernet expands automation systems' possibilities, read Panduit's recent blog post entitled, "Reducing the barriers to "Anything is Possible", on the Ethernet Alliance website.

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