TI speeds Power over Ethernet development with next-generation PSE controller

Two-layer evaluation module and reference design simplify PoE design in network video recorders and Ethernet switches

DALLAS, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Easing design for rapidly growing Power over Ethernet (PoE) applications, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ:TXN) introduced a two-layer PoE power sourcing equipment (PSE) evaluation module and TI Design based on TI´s new TPS23861 PoE controller. The high-performance quad-port controller and reference design significantly reduce development time and cost when creating PoE-enabled network video recorders, IP phone switches and wireless base stations. For more information and to order samples, visit: www.ti.com/poedesign-pr.

Features and benefits of the PoE PSE design
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For custom power management programmability and configuration, the TI Design´s motherboard provides interfaces for two optional boards, the MSP-EXP430G2 LaunchPad™ and USB-to-GPIO Interface Adapter, which are both available in the TI eStore.

Leading PoE technology and design
With state-of-the-art semiconductor products and extensive systems expertise, TI enables manufacturers to quickly deliver higher-performance PoE products to end-equipment designers. TI is a founding member of the PoETec Consortium and University of New Hampshire´s PoE Consortium. TI has been instrumental in IEEE´s 802.3bt task force to deliver a higher power PoE standard. Visit TI´s PoE page or the IEEE 802.3 series on the Power House blog to learn more about TI´s commitment to PoE innovation.

Availability, packaging and pricing
Available now in a 28-pin TSSOP package, the TPS23861 PoE PSE controller is priced at US$3.40 each in 1,000-unit quantities. The TPS23861EVM-612 evaluation module is available for US$299 and includes a downloadable PI Commander graphical user interface. A fully tested and proven TIDA-00290 PoE reference design with schematic, bill of materials and design files is also available for download.

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