Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) provides a low-cost infrastructure for automotive, industrial, and IoT applications. Instead of the traditional 8-wire twisted pair connection, SPE uses a thin 2-wire cable and small connector, reducing weight and costs while retaining support for both data and power transfer.
Because it is based on Ethernet it directly works with the ubiquitously available equipment and installed network infrastructure. It eliminates any expensive protocol conversions that were needed previously to connect legacy industry equipment.
Our customer, a leading provider of factory and lab test equipment, was looking to add SPE test capability to their system. They asked AimValley to do the design of the SPE hardware module.
Using AimValley as a partner, experienced in complex system design, and an expert on Ethernet, synchronization, and SPE board designs, the new test module was delivered in a shorter interval. This significantly decreased risks and allowed the customer to focus on the development of new test applications and the user interfaces for the SPE test module.
Application Software Development based on AimValley Software IP (AimOS), AimValley’s assembly of hardened software blocks for packet-based solutions.
Architecture, Development & Project Management.
Grassroots project: first release in less than 6 months
AimValley provided a team of 6 embedded system software experts that completed the work.