Single Pair Ethernet is not a static technology, further research has been carried on consistently to keep on developing with a forward look to numerous improvements. SPE is important since numerous new applications can be opened up with new possibilities for structured cabling in the automotive industry, industrial and process control applications but also in data centers and office environments.
A time horizon has been provided by Belden for further developments. Since 2015, SPE (Single Pair Ethernet) has been tapped in the automotive market. The future plans designed are — Process industry in 2022, transportation in 2025; robotics and factory automation in 2025, and building automation in 2028. PES market in the industry is currently defined through standards, product development, and partnerships. The first prototypes, based on IEC 63171-5 have been presented by Weidmüller and Phoenix Contact for the PLC. RJ45 is smaller than by a factor of 0.5 (IP20 or IP67, dielectric strength of 2.25 kV). The M8 sensor connections are a ready series in the IP20 protection class. The products for the solution were sought out are the reflection in the pain of in-house development.