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Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a revolutionary technology that enables delivery of power over standard Ethernet infrastructure to facilitate quick and easy installation of WLAN access points, network cameras, IP telephones and other IP-based devices. The proliferation of Ethernet-connected devices such as Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) security cameras, 802.11ac and 802.11ax access points, LED luminaires and Internet of Things (IoT) appliances has created an unprecedented demand for more power. PoE is the key to efficiently, cost-effectively and reliably power network devices.  

Microchip is an innovator and thought leader in PoE technology, as well as a major contributor to the IEEE® 802.3af, 802.3at and 802.3bt standards.

We offer a comprehensive end-to-end portfolio of PoE solutions comprised of PoE ICs and PoE systems (midspans/injectors and switches). As both a system and chipset supplier, we provide foolproof PoE solutions to address your unique business requirements.

Explore Our Power over Ethernet Solutions


PoE PSE ICs

  • Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) ICs that offer the highest integration level and lowest total BOM cost to meet the high power needs of 2-pair and 4-pair PDs

  • Cost-effective, pre-programmed PoE controller designed to be implemented in conjunction with enhanced-mode PSE managers

PoE PD ICs

  • Powered Device (PD) ICs with and without integrated Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) controllers as compact solutions for converting PoE input power into one or more output voltages

  • IdealBridge™ dual-pack MOSFET-based full-bridge rectifier that protects against reverse-polarity connections while reducing power consumption and space requirements and improving thermal performance

PoE Systems

  • Single- and multi-port PoE injectors/midspans and switches that enable seamless deployment of PoE technology to Ethernet-based devices in indoor, outdoor and industrial environments

  • Stand-alone, fully-tested, qualified and certified PoE systems

    • Available off-the-shelf and ready to install for zero time to market in the most demanding environments

    • Interoperable with existing devices; no R&D resources needed

 
 

The Ultimate Power Solution for Wired Ethernet Networks

Discover how to power your Ethernet-based applications with Microchip multi-Power over Ethernet (mPoE) technology. An excellent solution for traditional network devices such as IP phones, Wireless Access Points (WAPs) and IP surveillance cameras, as well as 5G small cells, LoRa® gateways, LED luminaires, access control terminals and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices, this technology also enables backward compatibility with pre-standard devices while supporting all IEEE® PoE standards.

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Enabling New Applications with IEEE® 802.3bt-Compliant PoE Solutions

Introducing our single and multi-port IEEE 802.3bt-compliant PoE solutions that deliver power of up to 90W while enabling seamless integration with any pre-IEEE 802.3bt devices, and are fully backward compatible with the IEEE 802.3af and IEEE 802.3at standards. We offer end-to-end, in-house capabilities in providing Power Sourcing Equipment ICs, software and hardware for PoE systems. Let’s take a closer look at our PoE systems.