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Eight-port switch supports new IEEE 802.3bt Power over Ethernet (PoE) standard to create cost-effective smart lighting systems

  • 480 Watt fanless switch compatible with all Power over Ethernet lighting
  • Provides maximum power for enterprise connected lighting applications
  • Connects lighting, sensors, HVAC and Wi-Fi® access points over a single switch
  • Noise-free, energy-saving operation and plenum rated for installation in air handling space.

Microchip Technology Inc., via its Microsemi subsidiary, announces a cost-effective eight-port Power over Ethernet (PoE) switch which provides guaranteed power of 60 Watts (W) per port for all eight ports simultaneously. Ideal for digital ceiling installations, the IEEE 802.3bt-compliant PDS-408G PoE switch runs noise-free with a fanless design.

Designed for enterprise connected lighting applications, the PDS-408G connects separate systems such as lighting, sensors, HVAC and Wi-Fi® access points over a single switch. The switch has eight PoE ports, which is the optimal number for connected lighting, and offers end applications additional cost-savings from energy savings and lower operating expenses. In compliance with IEEE 802.3bt, the PDS-408G provides a total of 480 W, including up to 90 W for any individual port or 60 W for eight ports simultaneously.

The PDS-408G is plenum rated and can be installed in any air handling space, making it ideal for digital ceiling installations. Its fanless design provides the features needed for buildings that require noise-free and reliable operation, such as offices, hospitals and hotels. The PDS-408G also provides other proven advantages of PoE, including safe power, simple installation, flexible deployment and remote power management.

The PDS-408G joins Microchip’s portfolio of end-to-end PoE solutions. Developers can use the PDS-408G switch together with the company’s extensive portfolio of 8- and 32-bit PIC® and AVR® microcontrollers (MCUs) at the end node.

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