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10BASE-T1L industry 4.0 smart switch for field devices based on IO-Link

  • The recent amendment to the Ethernet physical layer known as the IEEE 802.3cg specification, allows to connect devices up to a distance of one kilometer and delivers a maximum of 60 watts of power over a twisted pair of wires. This new standard, also known as 10BASE-TIL, promises to overcome the limits of current physical layers used for field devices and bring them a step closer to Ethernet-based applications. The main advantage of 10BASE- TIL is that it can deliver power and data over the same line over a long distance, where traditional solutions (e.g., CAN, IO-Link, HART) fall short and cannot match its 10 Mbps bandwidth. Due to its recentness, IOBASE- TIL is still not integrated into field devices and it has been less than two years since silicon manufacturers released the first Ethernet-PHY chips. In this paper, we present a design proposal on how field devices could be integrated into a IOBASE-TIL smart switch that allows plug-and-play connectivity for sensors and actuators and is compliant with the Industry 4.0 vision. Instead of presenting a new field-level protocol for this work, we have decided to adopt the IO-Link specification which already includes a plug-and-play approach with features such as diagnosis and device configuration. The main objective of this work is to explore how field devices could be integrated into 10BASE-TIL Ethernet, its adaption with a well-known protocol, and its integration with Industry 4.0 technologies.

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Author:Victor Francisco Chavez Bermudez, Jörg WollertORCiD
Parent Title (English):2022 IEEE 18th International Conference on Factory Communication Systems (WFCS)
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of Completion:2022
Date of the Publication (Server):2022/06/02
Tag:10BASE-T1L; Ethernet; Field device; IO-Link; Sensors
Length:4 Seiten
2022 IEEE 18th International Conference on Factory Communication Systems (WFCS),  27-29 April 2022, Pavia, Italy-
Institutes:FH Aachen / Fachbereich Maschinenbau und Mechatronik
FH Aachen / MASKOR Institut für Mobile Autonome Systeme und Kognitive Robotik