Analog Devices targets long-reach Industrial Ethernet for last-mile connectivity

June 17, 2021
Aimed at process, factory and building automation applications, new long-reach Industrial Ethernet MAC PHY and PHY devices adhere to the 10BASE-T1L Ethernet standard for operation over a single twisted-pair of Ethernet cables.

Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) today announced the commercial availability of its expanded its ADI Chronous Industrial Ethernet line of ICs, which the company says "bring long-reach Ethernet connectivity from the edge to the cloud and enable real-time configurability, lower energy consumption, and increased asset utilization" in process, factory and building automation applications.

The company says its new ADI Chronous devices support the 10BASE-T1L physical layer Ethernet standard, allowing new data streams from edge nodes in remote and hazardous locations across process and building facilities.

The company notes that, via the new product line, "this previously unavailable data can now be seamlessly accessed across the network and used to assess factors such as asset health, raw material usage, and process parameters enabling cleaner manufacturing."

“Many process plants and buildings are struggling with constant manual local intervention required by service personnel and limited ability to optimize assets at an enterprise level,” observes Mark Barry, General Manager of Automation and Energy at Analog Devices.

Barry continues, “By providing long-reach Industrial Ethernet solutions that adhere to the 10BASE-T1L Ethernet standard, we’re making it possible for our customers to achieve reliable communications over much longer distances, covering the last mile in connectivity. This truly enables the benefits of digitalization through seamless access to edge data and improved control of remote assets.”

The newest ADI Chronous ICs enable reduced energy consumption in buildings, as well as reducing their overall carbon footprint, through improved control of building parameters. The ADI Chronous ADIN1100 and ADIN1110 Industrial Ethernet solutions can transfer data over 1.7 kilometers or more than a mile -- a significant increase from previous Ethernet standards -- through a single twisted pair of Ethernet cables, which helps reduce space, weight, and cost.

As noted by Analog Devices, these cables are lighter and more malleable than traditional Ethernet cables, and can support reuse of existing cabling infrastructure, reducing commissioning cost and complexity.

The new Industrial Ethernet ICs are offered in two flexible options: MAC PHY and PHY. The company says the MAC PHY version (ADIN1110) enables the industry’s lowest power systems, which simplifies retrofitting for Ethernet in field sensors or actuators and preserves existing investment in software and processor technology.

The PHY version (ADIN1100) provides standard Ethernet interfaces and supports use in more complex designs such as field switch developments or building controllers.

View the product pages, download data sheets and order samples of the ICs at: http://www.analog.com/ADIN1110 or http://www.analog.com/ADIN1100.

Watch the ADIN1100 video: ADIN1100: Ultra Low Power, Robust, 10Base-T1L PHY | Analog Devices

Learn more about the overall ADI Chronous portfolio of Industrial Ethernet devices at: www.analog.com/Chronous.

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