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Wired Connectivity

Tools and Software
In any modern system, sub-systems – either very close together or spaced apart – must be connected to enable the exchange of data and to provide the necessary co-ordination to achieve the desired system behavior and performance. Over time, a wide range of wired connectivity technologies and standards have been developed to meet new requirements or use cases such as USB and its new Type-C and Power Delivery specifications in Personal Electronics or IO-Link for factory automation in addition to Ethernet with its global span. ST offers a broad portfolio of RF transceivers and solutions to help ensure an efficient and fast implementation of a range of wired connectivity technologies.


Fast Ethernet is a cost-effective solution for delivering higher bandwidth connectivity while ensuring full compatibility with existing 10 Mbit/s Ethernet infrastructures. It also provides a high degree of network interoperability as it is a vendor-n
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Fieldbus and Industrial Ethernet

Widely used in Industry 4.0 and Industrial IoT applications, wired communication technology is continuously growing and is evolving from traditional fieldbus to ethernet-based bus in order to connect Human Machine Interfaces, programmable logic contr
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IO-Link is a Factory Automation fieldbus-independent communication standard dedicated to connecting sensors and actuators as described in the IEC 61131-9 standard. Easily integrated with any of the most commonly used communication protocols found in
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IO-Link Modules

Paving the way to Industry 4.0, IO-Link communication networks (IEC 61131-9) can be used for bi-directional, point-to-point data connectivity down to the actuator and sensor level, enabling data pre-processing, sensor parameter tuning and advanced di
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Power Line Communication

To efficiently manage a complex electric energy distribution network, utilities must have an instantaneous view of energy input and consumption and possibly work to encourage consumer behavior that could help flatten out peaks in demand. The notion o
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USB Type-C and Power Delivery

The Type-C connector has been designed to ensure reversible plug orientation and cable direction, deliver up to 100 W through USB Power Delivery (PD) profiles while supporting proprietary charging algorithms with the Programmable Power Supply feature
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