SPE Industrial Partner Network announces the winners of the Single Pair Ethernet Design Competition 2023
The Single Pair Ethernet Design Contest, organised by the SPE Industrial Partner Network e.V., was launched in March 2023. The aim of the competition was to identify and award prizes to the best pilot projects based on Single Pair Ethernet. After submitting and reviewing their project idea, the applicants received an SPE developer board from Sparkfun Electronics as a common basis for development. The type of application was not fixed. Prizes were awarded in the categories Best Industrial Application, Most Sustainable Application (Environmental) and Maker Scene. In total, the evaluation committee received over 70 project ideas, 21 of which made it to the final evaluation.
On 14 November, live at the SPS trade fair in Nuremberg, the winners were presented and awarded. The winner in the "Best Industrial Application" category was Belden Deutschland GmbH with the "IO-Link to SPE 10BASE-T1L Gateway" project. In the "Most Sustainable Application (environmental)" category, MAGNETIC COMMUNICATION CORP. took first place with the "Control system for farming via SPE" project.
In the "Maker Scene" category, the first three places went to the projects of developers Scott Rapson (Australia) with the project "Deep-sea sensor node / New PD and PSE function board", Md. Khairul Alam (Bangladesh) with the project "Control system for drinking water tanks in residential buildings" and Julian Blanco (USA) with the project "Acustic Monitoring Buoy".