Power over Ethernet (PoE) solutions
PSEs and PDs for PoE design interoperability and flexibility
TI Power over Ethernet (PoE) ICs offer high interoperability, reliability, convenience, and complete system solutions to those wanting to easily deliver power through Ethernet cables. The IEEE Committee has ratified a new PoE standard (IEEE 802.3bt), which will enable power up to 90W received or 71 watts sent, making it ideal for more robust applications that typically require installation from licensed personnel, like connected lighting . TI has been involved in the standard’s development since inception, and has a full IEEE802.3bt-ready end-to-end portfolio of interoperable Powered Devices (PD) and Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) controllers.
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A PD-only device manages and protects the PoE power system at the load, Vin=Vout. A PD + DC/DC does all that and performs the DC/DC conversion to provide the required load voltages.
PSE devices protect and manage the power as it is being put into the CAT-5 cable. Classification, identification, and overload protection are among the standard functions.
End-to-end IEEE 802.3bt-ready portfolio
Featured reference design
In 2018 the EA began granting licenses to PoE designs which pass a test suite to demonstrate compliance to the new standard. TI has multiple EA designs and was the first IC supplier to receive a logo.
View our entire library of tested Power over Ethernet reference designs, as well as the software and reference code for PSE systems.
What is Power over Ethernet (PoE)?
PoE is a mature and growing technology used to conveniently deliver power through Ethernet cables to a load rather than adding additional power cords. TI offers solutions for both ends of the cable.