New PoE+ modular expansion card for various industrial applications

11-08-2022 | Cervoz | Subs & Systems

Cervoz has introduced an Industrial Ethernet Modular Expansion Card, MEC-LAN-P004, with Power-over-Ethernet Plus (PoE+) technology, an optional feature that ensures reliable power and data transmission via a single Ethernet cable. As a cost-effective solution to extend the Gigabit network, this product is excellent for applications in public transportation, HMI and machine vision in industrial automation.

The card is a PCI Express x4 with four isolated GbE LAN ports and four independent PSE channels based on an Intel I210 controller, which has flexible input of 12-24V from PCI Express ATX 6PIN. It meets the IEEE 802.3at standards and supplies up to 25.5W of PoE power for each port, eradicating the necessity for power wiring.

The company provides an add-on PoE+ module, an enhancement to PoE, to satisfy the dynamic demands of industrial markets employing PoE applications in their day-to-day operations, including machine vision, factory automation, and surveillance. The device with an add-on PoE+ module supports max 50W PoE power with PCIe slot (without PCIE-ATX Power) and up to 25.5W at 50V per PoE port. With its PoE+ expansion cards, a user's embedded systems can create robust transmission networks.

The card has four Ethernet ports that support 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet connectivity with auto-negotiation and IEEE 802.3x flow control. It has been developed based on Intel I210 controller to adapt higher-performance network communication in Gigabit Ethernet connection. The card is intended to be flexible for multiple applications. Also, accessories (heatsinks, brackets) are included in the standard package.

By Seb Springall