Supported an Advanced Physical Layer

By FieldComm Group

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FieldComm Group, ODVA and Profibus & Profinet International joined together to support the standardization of an advanced physical layer for Industrial Ethernet – commonly referred to as “APL” – that will be suitable for use in demanding applications in process instrumentation. This initiative will leverage the work of the IEEE 802.3cg Task Force, including amendments to the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standard for an Ethernet physical layer operating at 10 Mb/s over single-pair cable with power delivery, as well as additional developments to define the requirements and develop the necessary technology to achieve an Industrial Ethernet suitable for use in hazardous locations up to Zone 0, Division 1. Read More.

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