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Ethernet-APL White Paper



Ethernet with an Advanced Physical Layer (Ethernet-APL) will enable long cable lengths and explosion protection via intrinsic safety with communication and power over two wires. Based on IEEE and IEC standards, Ethernet-APL supports any Ethernet-based automation protocol including PROFINET and will develop into a single, long-term stable technology for process industries. This white paper covers the business environment, technical specifications, implications for different user types, and the development status of Ethernet-APL.

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02/07/2020 Ethernet-APL_Ethernet-To-The-Field_EN_FINAL.pdf pdf 757 KB

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