Eight-port switch supports new IEEE 802.3bt POE standard

​Microchip Technology, via its Microsemi subsidiary, has announced an eight-port Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch which it says provides guaranteed power of 60 Watts per port for all eight ports simultaneously.

Designed for enterprise connected lighting applications, the PDS-408G connects separate systems such as lighting, sensors, HVAC and Wi-Fi access points over a single switch. The switch has eight PoE ports and offers end applications additional cost-savings from energy savings and lower operating expenses.

In compliance with IEEE 802.3bt, the PDS-408G provides a total of 480 W, including up to 90 W for any individual port or 60 W for eight ports simultaneously.

The PDS-408G is plenum rated and can be installed in any air handling space, making it suitable for digital ceiling installations says Microsemi.

Developers can use the PDS-408G switch together with the company’s portfolio of 8- and 32-bit PIC and AVR microcontrollers (MCUs) at the end node.