Based on transmission standards IEEE 802.3, single-pair Ethernet — also called SPE or 1000Base-T1 — is integrated into new generations of automobiles.
1000Base-T1 is designed to operate over a single twisted-pair copper cable supporting an effective data rate of 1 gigabit per second in each direction simultaneously.
LEMO provides two types of insulators 0B.511(2 contacts) and 1B.512 (4 contacts + screen) compatible with Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) and Shielded Twisted Pairs (STP).
The new product is available in the B series and also in a watertight version: the T series connector. The connectors are initially designed for automotive and industrial data transfer. The role of SPE is also to gain space and weight (with a more simple cable) and can be used in other markets such as machine, robotics and rail technology.