Harting, Hirose collaborate on Single-Pair Ethernet connectivity

30 May 2019

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Harting, Hirose collaborate on Single-Pair Ethernet connectivityHirose Electric Co. Ltd and the Harting Technology Group have entered into an agreement to jointly develop, standardise products and market a connection technology system for Single Pair Ethernet (SPE).

Hirose President Kazunori Ishii says: “The joint development in the area of Single Pair Ethernet continues and consolidates the successful technology partnership of both companies.” The duo’s partnership was originally announced in the autumn of 2016, when Hirose and Harting jointly launched the ix Industrial interface on the market. Harting CEO Philip Harting notes: “The ix Industrial mating face has notched up great success in the interim and is a popular interface for numerous users in their miniaturised applications for four-pair Ethernet.”

To make the new connection technology for Single Pair Ethernet a success, the technology partnership is pursuing the systematic expansion of SPE to achieve an end-to-end, complete infrastructure. This infrastructure consists of a portfolio of connectors, sockets, cables and cable sets on the component side. In addition, both partner companies are endeavouring to successfully position the technology in user groups. Ralf Klein, Managing Director Harting Electronics says: “As well as establishing a uniform mating face, the standardisation of all other aspects is actively being pursued and is seen as the basis for a comprehensive SPE ecosystem.”

Harting and Hirose will keep a close eye on standards for single-pair cabling and the components required on the device side, as well as the necessary transmission standards such as IEEE802.3 BASE-T1. A complete infrastructure for IIoT based on Ethernet can be created with the help of this solid base.

The goal of this proven alliance of two technology partners is a consistent and reliable Single Pair Ethernet infrastructure that brings the IIoT to life. Whether in transportation, robotics, energy or industrial automation, the T1 Industrial from Hirose and Harting gives users a comprehensive infrastructure to take a successful step on the way to the Internet of Things. Learn more at

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