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Molex Debuts PoE Plus Single-Port Controller PDJack Connector

February 21, 2013

Molex Debuts PoE Plus Single-Port Controller PDJack Connector

By Jyothi Shanbhag
TMCnet Contributor

Molex (News - Alert) Incorporated, a company serving the data communications, telecommunications and consumer electronics markets, recently unveiled its next-generation PoE plus magnetic PDJack connectors in single- and multi-port versions.

Molex Magnetic Modular Jacks include wire-wound components (magnetics) in standard RJ45 jacks.

These integrated magnetics, resistors and capacitors filter common-mode noise to provide signal integrity, protect PHY chips, provide DC isolation and offer low-mode conversion.

The company is currently offering the Magnetic jacks in Power over Ethernet (PoE) versions that support PoE functionally, while allowing customers to manage power. Magnetic modular jacks support Fast Ethernet (10/100) and Gigabit Ethernet applications.

“Based on the RJ45 connector, the fully compliant PDJack connector eliminates complex design and testing for lower direct costs and faster time-to-market,” stated Diarmuid Cullinan, integrated products division manager, Molex. “The PDJack connector with integrated power device controller circuitry plus Ethernet connectivity simplifies installation and the PoE plus infrastructure of networking devices.”

Additionally, the new PDJack connector backs functions of all PoE PSE type as required for IEEE802.3 at compliance, interoperability, thermal management and EMI standards. This particular design is suitable for a wide operating range and passive airflow environments.

Molex joined with Microsemi (News - Alert) to develop the innovative PDJack connector, and even utilized its PD controller PD70200, which meets all power device standards including detection, classification, integrated isolation switch with inrush current limiter and over-current protection – and two events classifications for PoE plus power.

Molex offers a range of Integrated Jacks or ICMs that provide a cost-effective, plug-and-play solution for customers implementing PoE and PoE Plus (PoE+). Available in single port (1-by-1), 8-port (2-by-4) and 12-port (2-by-6) configurations – and with LED options – the ICMs provide PoE+ Power Source (News - Alert) Equipment (PSE) capability for a wide range of consumer applications.

According to the company, PDJack is ideal for users looking for a solution to manage all communications with the switch/router PoE controllers, and to negotiate power requirements and manage safe power-up and power down of IP devices, wireless access points, control panels, vision systems and POS units.

Edited by Braden Becker
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