The traditional applications for PoE were within the enterprise market where structured cabling was largely the infrastructure of choice.
Today however PoE solutions are under development for deployment in a whole range of applications including:
The deployment in these new areas will involve a single pair cable structure carrying up to 1Gigabit of data whilst simultaneously carrying 1 Amp of current
In particular the 1 pair Ethernet developments have been driven by the automotive industry and solutions are already being planned into next generation high end vehicles. This Ethernet solution leads to a simplification of traditional diagnostic, sensing and infotainment sub-systems. Equally, the solution reduces the volume of cables installed within a vehicle resulting in better fuel economy and environmental benefits. Linkz has already produced its first prototype 1 pair cables which are under evaluation by leading industry OEM’s.