Microchip Releases New Multiport, Multigigabit Power over Ethernet Power Sourcing Equipment
Wi-Fi 6 and small cell devices can now be installed more easily and cost effectively, wherever they are needed
Currently organizations can only deploy Wi-Fi® 6 access points (APs) and 5G small cell access nodes where AC power is available
or if their switch can deliver both power and data to them as necessary. Microchip Technology has created a more flexible and cost-effective alternative
with the first multiport Power over Ethernet (PoE) power sourcing equipment (PSE) injector, also known as a midspan,
that enables any multigigabit switch to support these devices’ high powering needs and data rates, with no network configuration or downtime necessary.
“Our new family of multiport, multigigabit PoE PSE Injectors offers the easiest and most cost-effective way to install Wi-Fi 6 devices and small cell equipment,” said Iris Shuker, director of Microchip's PoE business unit. “Our single-chip solution offers display makers and automotive Tier 1 suppliers simple and known touch solutions for modern vehicle HMI systems, reducing cost, risk and time to market.”
Multigigabit PoE-enabled switches with sufficient power for Wi-Fi 6 devices and small cell equipment are expensive and not widely adopted. A more cost-effective way to inject power into the network for these high-speed devices is to install one of Microchip’s new multiport, multigigabit midspans between them and any standard multigigabit switch. Available in 6-, 12- and 24-port configurations, each midspan supports Wi-Fi 6 devices’ high IEEE 802.11ax data rates and delivers up to 60 watts (W) of output power per port in compliance with the IEEE’s 802.3bt PoE and 10GBASE-T specifications. The midspans can be securely monitored and controlled remotely using Microchip’s web-based PowerView Pro platform.
More information on the Microchip's Power over Ethernet (POE) Products can be found on the Microchip Web site
Microchip PoE Systems page
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[Reprinted with kind permission from Microchip Corporation - Release Date, 15th June, 2021]