PowerDsine and Sifos announced a collaboration to enable the design and verification of Power over Ethernet (PoE) products capable of delivering up to 56 Watts (W) of power, in accordance with IEEE's pending 802.3at standard.
The companies say the collaboration will ensure that implementers of pre-standard high-power PoE technology platforms will have access to both chipset solutions as well as a means of testing such devices.
Additionally, the companies say the planned collaboration will continue so that as the standardization activities of the IEEE 802.3at committee evolve, both companies will adapt their solutions in accordance with the new requirements of the standard, to help customers launch products in a timely manner.
"With several customers' adoption of PowerDsine's new high-power PoE solution based on our PD83000 micro-controller, the ability to test pre-standard high power over Ethernet became important," comments Igal Rotem, CEO of PowerDsine. "Sifos' flexible PSA test equipment allows customers to implement testing patterns according to the latest updates based on the continued work of the IEEE802.3at task force."
"Sifos is pleased to be working with PowerDsine, an expert in Power over Ethernet," adds David Lucia, CEO of Sifos. "We are able to gain access to the information, expertise, and tools that can help us offer the best possible test solutions to our customers going forward."