Long-reach SPoE solutions for smart building and factory automation

23-11-2022 | Analog Devices | Power

Analog Devices, Inc offers the world’s first SPoE, PSE and PD solutions to assist customers in driving greater levels of intelligence into smart buildings, factory automation and other applications at the edge of conventional networks. The new offerings enable powered, last-mile connectivity for factory and building automation via real-time power management, telemetry, particularly low standby power consumption, and simplicity of installation.

“The Intelligent Edge is one of the most exciting developments of the digital era as computing power is pushed to previously inaccessible applications and locations,” said Leo McHugh, vice president of Industrial Automation at Analog Devices. “Analog Devices is committed to delivering the unrivalled technology and solutions our customers need to leverage the full potential of the Intelligent Edge in smart buildings and factories as well as many more applications in the future.”

The new SPoE solutions, LTC4296-1 and LTC9111, meet the challenges of delivering power and data to devices, even in remote, challenging-to-access endpoint locations. The company’s solutions aim to assist new families of endpoint applications to be seamlessly powered and accessed over the network and employed to assess local factors, including asset health, environmental conditions, security metrics, and more. The localised awareness and control they provide are the building blocks of the digital buildings of tomorrow.

Its SPoE solutions decrease reliance on localised power and batteries by employing a single twisted pair of Ethernet cables to provide efficient, reliable, easily installed power at reduced size and weight. Combined with ADI Chronous ADIN1100 and ADIN1110 10BASE-T1L, Industrial Ethernet solutions, customers can reliably transfer power and data over one kilometre – significantly increasing from previous Ethernet standards.

Analog Devices’ new LTC4296-1 five-port SPoE PSE with Classification and LTC9111 SPoE PD with Polarity Correction products support SPoE and PoDL variants of single-pair powering. SPoE augments SPE to offer more reliable, fault-tolerant, and interoperable point-to-point power solutions, supplying up to 52W. The products are 802.3cg compliant and support SCCP.