ON Semiconductor Supports Increasing Power Demands of IoT Endpoints with New Power over Ethernet (PoE) Solutions
ON Semiconductor (ON), driving energy efficient innovations, is leading the industry with its support for the IEEE 802.3bt standard, thanks to a growing portfolio of compliant products and technologies. Using the new IEEE 802.3bt standard, Power over Ethernet (PoE) can be used to deliver high-speed connectivity up to 90 W of power over Local Area Network (LAN) connections. ON Semiconductor’s solutions not only support the new standard limit of power, but extends it further to 100 W for systems including telecommunications and digital signage.
The new IEEE 802.3bt standard for PoE has the potential to transform every vertical market touched by the IoT, by enabling more sophisticated endpoints operating across larger networks. The IEEE 802.3bt standard optimizes energy management through the new “Autoclass” feature, which enables Powered Devices (PDs) to communicate their specific power needs to the Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE). This in turn allows each PSE to allocate just the right amount of power to each PD, maximizing both the available energy and bandwidth.