The SparkFun MicroMod Single Pair Ethernet Kit demonstrates 10BASE-T1L Two-Wire Ethernet protocol within the SparkFun MicroMod ecosystem by using two SparkFun MicroMod Single Pair Ethernet Function Boards and including all the accessories to run a proof of concept example over 0.5 meters of cable; which can be helpful before installing application nodes 1700 meters apart to monitor remote equipment.
The ADIN1110 is an ultra-low power, single-port Two-Wire Ethernet transceiver. It features an integrated media access control (MAC) interface to allow for direct connections with a host controller via a serial peripheral interface (SPI) at 10 Mbp/s full duplex. To top it off, the specified cable reach for edge nodes is up to 1700 meters.
10BASE-T1L Ethernet uses a single twisted pair for data and power (Note: this Function Board is not designed to provide power over the cable) intended for long distance connections with reduced cable weight and increased connector integrity for edge node devices for applications such as industrial installations and field instruments. 10BASE-T1L Ethernet is compatible with the 802.3cg IEEE® standard, supports high bandwidth up to 10Mb/s and can send and receive data on Ethernet connections over 1 kilometer long.
This kit can be used with an example based on two nodes. A MicroMod Single Main Board with a MicroMod Artemis processor and a MicroMod Single Main Board with a MicroMod ESP32 Processor processor. These two Main boards should be connected with the included 0.5 meter Industrial Ethernet Cable.
Note: This kit includes the required hardware to provide proof of concept communication over 10BASE-T1L Ethernet. A Qwiic sensor should also need to be integrated into your system depending on your monitoring application. These parts will need to be purchased separately.
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Is the code base used in the Sparkfun demo during the SPE webinar available ? Unlike what is in the SparkFun SPE kit (that includes two main board - Singles), your demo show cased a regular ethernet function board and a SPE function board installed in the same MicroMod main board - Double, that was interacting with a MicroMod main board - Single. It is unclear how useful SPE is without regular ol' ethernet in the mix too. Thank you.
Question: Is there support for broadcasting messages to multiple recipients or multicasting like UDP?
What is the underlying protocol? Is it plain ethernet? Or is it TCP? .. Does it has a way or expectation of message acknowledgment or a sequence of arrival expectation?
Thanks for the help
This is a pretty well written overview of the specification. There are differences from standard TCP/IP.
Basically, yes, SPE allows you to do these things, but it might not default to this solution.
There’s not a lot of compute power required in the device for SPE. It can operate with TCP/IP or UDP stacks. In fact, there are some technical papers presented by ODVA in a category called “constrained devices” on the ability of SPE operating with UDP.
Thank you for the info.
How would you connect a regular computer or a raspi to a spe network? Is there any tutorials you can point me to?
Are there any hubs available easily?
Any support for other dual spe chips for arduino libraries?
Sorry for all questions but I can’t seem to find clear info out there.