5G small cells with complete power over Ethernet portfolio

20-03-2020 | Silicon Laboratories Inc | Semiconductors

Silicon Labs has introduced a comprehensive PoE portfolio that decreases the price and complexity of adding 90W PoE to PSE and PD. The new portfolio complies with the IEEE 802.3bt standard, which more than doubles standard PoE power and expands the ability of wireless access points and IoT wireless gateways. The portfolio’s higher power capabilities assist in making PoE-powered 5G small cells and digital buildings a practical reality.

“Silicon Labs’ 802.3bt PoE portfolio delivers higher power, exceptional integration and advanced features to help developers simplify their system designs while meeting stringent power, size and cost budgets,” said Brian Mirkin, vice president and general manager of power products at Silicon Labs. “Our new PoE portfolio spans both ends of the Ethernet cable, from 15 W to 90 W, giving developers flexible options for a wide range of PSE and PD applications.”

By Natasha Shek