The Ethernet PowerLine Converter (EPC) allows the creation of a bus architecture for an IP Network.
The Media converter module is designed to operate in railway harsh environments that efficiently extends 10/100BASE Ethernet circuits over a 2-wires cable, coaxial cable or shielded/unshielded twisted pair wires.
The network speed depends on the used physical layer, the train length and vehicle interconnections; it can vary from hundreds of kbps up to 200Mbps. The module operates in compliance with HomePlug AV specification.
The EPC functions at temperatures ranging from -25 °C to 70 °C. This solution can create a data communication network without installing additional data cables between train’s vehicles and along the coach.