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Integrated Connector Modules Address PoE-Plus Apps

Mon, 12/07/2009 - 9:43am

PoE+ connectorWALLDORF, Germany Molex Incorporated announces the HyperJack PoE+ Power Source Equipment (PSE), Integrated Connector Module (ICM). Available in 2x4 and 2x6 configurations, the HyperJack modules feature a fully integrated design that reduces the engineering effort allowing for plug-and-play Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) without investing in development of PoE+ capability.  

PoE is a technology that defines the transmission of both data and power to network devices over a standard Ethernet cable, eliminating the need for separate power supplies. PoE+ is the new IEEE 802.3at Power over Ethernet standard. It provides the opportunity for switch manufacturers to increase port-power output to 30W and will supersede the existing 15W 802.3af standard. The specification of this new 802.3at standard is backward compatible, supporting legacy 802.3af devices.  

Based on the RJ45 jack, the design combines PoE+ controller silicon to manage and deliver 30W Power over Ethernet. This is coupled with Gigabit PoE+ magnetics to support Ethernet 10/100/1000, thermal management and a high level of protection against electro static discharge (ESD), electrical fast transient (EFT) and electromagnetic interference (EMI). The ICMs are available with two bi-colour light emitting diodes (LEDs) per port with a capability to indicate up to eight operating states. In addition, the HyperJack PoE+ PSE ICM design complies to PoETec V2.0 specifications with a standardised footprint and register set, allowing for simple drop-in upgrades and product expansion.  

PSE Integrated Connector Modules provide engineers with flexible port configurations and a fast migration path from non-PoE to fully integrated PoE+ designs. Simply provide a 51-56V and 3.3V power supply to automatically manage and control power to connected Ethernet devices such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phones, wireless access points and security cameras. Extra management can be achieved via the I2C interface. 

For more information on Molex HyperJack PoE+ PSE Integrated Connector Module, please visit the website at: www.molex.com/product/io/hyperjack.html.

 

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