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Motorola, PowerDsine collaborate for PoE ASIC

Posted: 10 Jun 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Motorola? PowerDsine? Power over Ethernet? PoE? ASIC?

Motorola Inc.'s Semiconductor Products Sector and PowerDsine Ltd, a provider of Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) solutions, are combining expertise to jointly create an ASIC for the emerging PoE market.

PowerDsine and Motorola will assemble a joint team of engineers to design 802.3af-compliant chips based on Motorola's SMARTMOS technology and PowerDsine's Power-over-LAN technology. The first chip will integrate power, analog, and logic functions into one device. Its use in Ethernet switches and midspans - an alternative for power sourcing equipment - is expected to allow next-generation network devices to share power and data over the same cable.

The first product resulting from the collaboration will address the needs for 12-, 24-, and 48-output equipment. Using the ASIC, networking equipment manufacturers can directly integrate power sourcing equipment functionality. The chip is expected to provide power to 12 Ethernet ports (15W power per port) through one chip, minimizing the number of external components, and reducing overall system costs.





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