What are the alternatives for home plug adapters


#1

why are we using home plug adapter to establish the communication system? are there any alternatives?

regards


#2

@nouf90.a,
Here are several reasons why they are using the components from the HomePlug adapter:

  • Relatively inexpensive for the required performance

  • At least 80 Mbps Ethernet over a twisted pair

  • 300 m+ tether length capability (published capability of 2000 m)

  • Indicator LEDs for power, link, and data

When you can find a bidirectional twisted pair wire communication package that has the same or better performance for less money I am sure OpenROV would be glad to hear about it. Though you can buy the individual chips from here, but then you would still have to design and manufacture a circuit board to hold the chip.

Regards,
TCIII AVD


#3

TCIII

Totally agree with your assessment and here is also a nice thread about the history with OpenROV/Homeplug

But still was anyone testing this with a packet-sniffer like Wire-shark for both IEEE 1901 / h.264 ?

Regards Gottfried


#4

this was helpful , thank you !