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Vin (Min) (V) 44 Vin (Max) (V) 57 ILIM Programmable PoE standards supported 802.3at Type 1 (802.3af), 802.3at Type 2, 802.3bt Type 3, 802.3bt Type 4 FET External MPS method DC Disconnect Pair control 2-Pair Alt A, 4-Pair Operating temperature range (C) -40 to 125 Features Auto Mode, Current Limit with Foldback, Fast shutdown, Multi Level Port Priority, Over Current Reporting, Over Temp Reporting, Port remapping, Programmable PCUT, Programmable Port Power Limiting, SRAM Programmable Number of PSE ports 8 open-in-new Find other Power sourcing equipment

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  • IEEE 802.3bt PSE solution for PoE 2 Type 3 or Type 4 Power Over Ethernet applications
  • Eight independent PSE channels
  • SRAM Programmable memory
  • Programmable power limiting accuracy ±3%
  • Selectable 2-pair or 4-pair port power allocations
    • 15.4 W, 30 W, 45 W, 60 W, 75 W or 90 W
  • Single and dual signature PD compatibility
  • Dedicated 14-bit integrating current ADC per port
    • Inherent filtering
    • Noise immune MPS for DC disconnect
    • 2% Current sensing accuracy
    • 100-ms Rolling port current averaging
  • 1- or 3-Bit fast port shutdown input
  • Auto-class discovery and power measurement
  • Never Fooled 4-Point detection
  • Inrush and operational foldback protection
  • 425-mA and 1.25-A Selectable current limits
  • Port re-mapping
  • 8-Bit or 16-bit I2C communication
  • Flexible processor controlled operating modes
    • Auto, semi auto and manual / diagnostic
  • Per Port voltage monitoring and telemetry
  • –40°C to +125°C Temperature operation

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The TPS23880 is an 8-channel power sourcing equipment (PSE) controller engineered to insert power onto Ethernet cables in accordance with the IEEE 802.3bt standard.  The eight individual power channels can be configured in any combination of 2-Pair (1-channel) or 4-Pair (2-channels) PoE Ports. The PSE controller can detect powered devices (PDs) that have a valid signature, complete mutual identification, and apply power.

Programmable SRAM enables in-field firmware upgradability over I2C to ensure IEEE compliance and interoperability with the latest PoE enabled devices. Dedicated per port ADCs provide continuous port current monitoring and the ability to perform parallel classification measurements for faster port turn on times. A ±3% accurate programmable port power limit provides the ability to expand the maximum power sourced above 90 W without exceeding 100 W while also making system level power management control more easy to implement and reliable. The Fast Shutdown (OSS) input provides up to eight levels of per port shutdown priority for applications requiring immediate disabling of multiple ports. The 255-mΩ current sense resistor and external FET architecture allow designs to balance size, efficiency, thermal and solution cost requirements. 

Port remapping and pin-to-pin compatibility with the TPS2388, TPS23881, and TPS23882 devices eases migration from previous generation PSE designs and enables interchangeable 2-layer PCB designs to accommodate different system PoE power configurations.

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TPS23880 product advisory and latest firmware download are  available. Request now

For reduced Rsense (200mΩ), and autonomous mode operation, check out the  TPS23881

For 2-pair, Type-3 30W operation, check out the  TPS23882

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* Datasheet TPS23880 Type-4 4-Pair 8-Channel PoE 2 PSE Controller with Programmable SRAM datasheet (Rev. F) Jun. 12, 2020
User guides TPS23880 PoE2 Test Report May 26, 2020
User guides 24-Port (4 Pair) Power Sourcing Equipment Reference Design for Multi-port Applic (Rev. A) Oct. 15, 2019
Application notes How to Load TPS2388x SRAM and Parity Code over I2C (Rev. C) Sep. 17, 2019
User guides TPS23880EVM: PoE, PSE, TPS23880 Evaluation Module (Rev. B) Oct. 17, 2018
Technical articles Key considerations for designing with the new PoE standard Jul. 16, 2018
Technical articles The new PoE standard: It’s almost here Jun. 06, 2018
Application notes Beyond BT High-Power PoE Solution using the TPS23880 and TPS2372-4 Apr. 17, 2018
Application notes TPS23861 Power-On Considerations Jul. 21, 2015
Technical articles Mutual ID and its effect on backwards compatibility Nov. 07, 2014
Technical articles Simplify your PCB layout - When 2 is better than 6 Sep. 19, 2014

Design & development

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Hardware development

document-generic User guide
The TPS2372 evaluation module (TPS2372-4EVM-006) contains evaluation and reference circuitry for the TPS2372, which is a IEEE802.3bt PoE PD controller suitable for high power PoE PD applications such as LED lighting and modules.

In need of an IEEE802.3bt-ready PSE controller? Check out the TPS23880 (...)
  • IEEE802.3bt compliant PoE PD
  • Automatic MPS
  • Inrush Delay
  • AutoClass
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The TPS2373 evaluation module (TPS2373-4EVM-758) contains evaluation and reference circuitry for the TPS2373, which is a IEEE802.3bt PoE PD controller suitable for high power PoE PD applications. The EVM is designed with a 5V active clamp forward isolated converter for high efficiency, 70W PD (...)

  • IEEE802.3bt-ready PoE PD
  • 5V/14A High Efficiency Active Clamp Converter
  • Automatic MPS
  • Advanced Startup
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The TPS23880EVM daughter card features the octal channel, TPS23880, IEEE 802.3bt ready PoE PSE controller. When paired with theIEEE802.3bt ready PSE motherboard BOOST-PSEMTHR-007 (sold separately), user's can evaluate the TPS23800 device.

The full PoE Evaluation ecosystem includes the following (...)
  • Eight IEEE802.3bt ready channel PoE PSE controller
  • Pin programmable I2C addresses
  • Low cost 2-layer PCB
  • Flexible operation modes: Auto, Semi-Auto and Manual
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  • This motherboard is the base board for the PSE Controller ecosystem.  The octal channel, TPS23880 and TPS23881, IEEE 802.3bt ready PoE PSE controllers can be evaluated by using the motherboard (BOOST-PSEMTHR-007), TPS23881EVM daughter card (TPS23881EVM-008) and/or TPS23880EVM daughter card (...)
  • Four IEEE802.3bt ready, 2 pair ports with 1000BASE-T (gigabit Ethernet data pass through)
  • Two IEEE802.3bt ready, 4 pair ports with 1000BASE-T (gigabit Ethernet data pass through)
  • On board I2C interface to TPS23880 or TPS23881 devices from either USB2ANY or MSP430FR5969 LaunchPad Development Kit
  • Single (...)
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  • Leverages Cadence PSpice Technology
  • Preinstalled library with a suite of digital models to enable worst-case timing analysis
  • Dynamic updates ensure you have access to most current device models
  • Optimized for simulation speed without loss of accuracy
  • Supports simultaneous analysis of multiple products
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