SNLA364C March 2021 – June 2022 DP83TD510E
With the IEEE 802.3cg 10BASE-T1L standard, engineers can expand the cable reach of their applications beyond what was previously possible – enabling new opportunities for long-distance Ethernet communications. To achieve this longer reach, however, engineers still have to contend with cable faults and degradation, which can lead to costly and labor-intensive troubleshooting and repair. 10BASE-T1L Ethernet PHYs such as the DP83TD510E provide a wide array of cable diagnostic tools to monitor cable performance and provide the longest cable reach. This application note highlights features of the PHY for detecting fault and monitoring link quality in real time.