First multiport PoE injector boosts WiFi 6 rollout

June 15, 2021 // By Nick Flaherty
First multiport PoE injector boosts WiFi 6 rollout
 First multiport, multigigabit PoE Injector simplifies deployment of WiF 6 access points and cellular small cells

Microchip Technology has launched the first multiport Power over Ethernet (PoE) power sourcing equipment (PSE) injector for any multigigabit switch to support WiFI 6 access points and small cells for cellular networks.

“Our new family of multiport, multigigabit PoE PSE injectors offers the easiest and most cost-effective way to install Wi-Fi 6 devices and small cell equipment,” said Iris Shuker, director of Microchip's PoE business unit. “Patented technology from Microchip solves the challenge of powering these devices while also supporting their 10 gigabit-per-second data rates. This greatly simplifies deployment of Wi-Fi 6 APs while enabling service providers, for the first time, to quickly and inexpensively install 5G picocells and femtocells wherever they are needed, which is rarely near an AC outlet.”

Multigigabit PoE-enabled switches with sufficient power for Wi-Fi 6 devices and small cell equipment are expensive and not widely adopted. A more cost-effective way to inject power into the network for these high-speed devices is to install the multiport, multigigabit PoE injector, also called a midspan, between them and any standard multigigabit switch.

The injector Available in 6-, 12- and 24-port configurations , each midspan supports Wi-Fi 6 devices’ high IEEE 802.11ax data rates and delivers up to 60W of output power per port in compliance with the IEEE’s 802.3bt PoE and 10GBASE-T specifications. The midspans can be securely monitored and controlled remotely using Microchip’s web-based PowerView Pro platform.

Microchip is the only supplier of PoE Powered Device (PD) ICs, PoE PSE ICs, PoE systems (injectors/midspans and switches) and test equipment up to 90W for WLAN access points, network cameras, IP telephones, IP cameras and other IP-based devices.

Microchip’s PD-9506-10GC, PD-9512-10GC and PD-9524-10GC midspans are available now.

www.microchip.com

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