Power Over Ethernet DIMM family offers time and cost savings

Microsemi Corporation has released the PD67100 PoE+ module family, which integrates the company's PD69012 PoE Manager device into an easy-to-integrate dual in-line memory module (DIMM).

PD67100 DIMMs enable switch designers to reduce the time and cost required to add IEEE802.3at-2009 PoE+ capability to existing switches, while retaining the flexibility to use the same switch for both low power PoE and non-PoE implementation.

Microsemi's new PD67100 family joins the company's existing PD67000 DIMM offering, one of the first to pioneer PoE deployment using the same modular, field-upgradeable packaging format that is widely used in memory DIMMs. Microsemi's latest PD67100 DIMMs extend scalability from a new entry point of 8 ports through a full 48 ports, and dissipate 50 percent less power than their PD67000 predecessors.

“The PD67100 family offers a modular, field-upgradeable complement to Microsemi's PoE+ PSE integrated circuits, which were the industry's first to deliver up to 60 watts of power for devices ranging from video screen transmitters to pan-tilt-zoom cameras, thin clients and laptop computers,” said Daniel Feldman, Director of Marketing for Telecom products at Microsemi's Analog Mixed Signal Group. “PD67100 PoE+ DIMMs enable rapid time-to-market for multiple switch platforms, and the addition of a new, eight-port option addresses requests from customers who are integrating PoE into the small- to medium-business applications space.”


Samples of the PD67124M, PD67112M and the PD67124S PoE DIMMs are available immediately. Production for volume shipment is expected to commence during the first quarter of 2010. The modules are fully IEEE 802.3af-2003 and IEEE802.3at-2009 compliant, and are also capable of powering pre-standard proprietary solutions.

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