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Combining Power and Data - Power-over-Ethernet and Power Line Communication: standards and technologies

  • Raadzaal, UGent Campus Kortrijk 5 Graaf Karel de Goedelaan Kortrijk, Vlaanderen, 8500 Belgium (map)

Smart technologies need both power and communication. Is combining power and data in one cable a feasible and robust solution for your application? In this half day of lectures, three technologies are discussed: Power-over-Ethernet (POE), Power Line Communication (PLC) and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). The basic ideas, needed technology and standardisation are explained.

Programme (English spoken)

12h30    Sandwiches

13h20    Introduction: The INCASE project  Jos Knockaert – Professor UGent Campus Kortrijk

13h30    Ethernet: The physical layer explained – Frederic Depuydt – Project Engineer INCASE, KU Leuven Technologiecampus Gent

The visual components and basic properties of the 100BASE-TX physical layer for industrial use of wired ethernet, the “invisible” signal coding (4B/5B, scrambling, MLT3) and actual voltage signals on the copper wires, and a number of industrially relevant signal and packet measurement methods are explained. Actual measurements in PROFINET industrial networks illustrate the discussed signal properties and visualize the bits, bytes and messages.

14h00   Power over Ethernet: New features and capabilities – Joris Lemahieu – Application Engineer ON Semiconductor

Power over Ethernet (PoE) enables the delivery of power to IP network devices via existing Ethernet cables. The new 802.3bt standard increases the amount of power available for devices to 90W, enabling a myriad of new applications.

14h45    Break

15h15    Power Line Communications (PLC): From fundamentals to applications – Véronique Moeyaert – Professor Université de Mons – Faculté Polytechnique

The PLC field of telecommunication engineering is progressing towards maturity. This presentation proposes a review of fundamentals technologies and standards that enable its implementation. A survey of present and future applications is also presented.

16h00    Power Line communication from an EMC viewpoint – Jos Knockaert – Professor UGent Campus Kortrijk – Lemcko

PLC is both source and victim of electromagnetic interference. This lecture looks into the world EMC-standardisation related to both narrowband- and broadband-PLC.

16h30    Power and data in the wireless world – Franck Gaultier – R&D Project Manager CITC

Several topics will be discussed in this lecture. QI standard (Wireless charging standard), RFID and EnOcean (combining RF and energy harvesting). Finally, Bluetooth Low Energy is introduced and compared to EnOcean .

17h00    Reception

Practical information


               Raadzaal, UGent Campus Kortrijk

               Graaf Karel de Goedelaan 5

               8500 Kortrijk

Price: free

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You can download the programme here.

Earlier Event: February 6