IEEE 802.3af PoE Powered Device (PD) EV Board

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Product Description

EV3908+8001-00A is designed as the Power over Ethernet (PoE) Powered Device (PD) module. An RJ-45 connector is provided to connect directly to an Ethernet cable having a Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) driving it on the other end. It also accepts power applied using a stand-alone power supply.

According to the IEEE 802.3af specification, the PD module must provide the circuitry needed to be detected by the PSE as it polls the Ethernet links. The IEEE 802.3af specification also allows the option for the PD to provide classification as to the amount of power needed by the PD Module. EV3908+8001-00A with the MP8001DS provides all the necessary hardware to provide detection and classification together with programmable inrush current limit, power good indicator, thermal protection and current limit. An external 13W Flyback converter is connected as the PWM part of the PD, which is controller by the synchronous PWM controller MP3908DS with soft-start, slope compensation and peak current limiting.

Product Features

  • Meets IEEE 802.3af Specifications
  • 100V, 0.8Ω Integrate DMOS Device in MP8001DS
  • 450mA, Temperature Compensated Current Limit
  • Open Drain Power Good Output
  • Synchronous Rectification for MP3908
  • Current Mode Control
  • Soft-Start
  • 250kHz Constant Frequency Operation


Current Mode PWM Controller with Synchronous Gate Drive

The MP3908 is a flexible current-mode PWM controller optimized for power-supply applications.  The MP3908 features resistor-programmable dead-time control to optimize efficiency for a broad number of different configurations, and a synchronous secondary gate drive.  The MOSFET drivers are capable of driving >10A MOSFETs. It has an operational current of typically 270µA and can accommodate off-line, Telecom and non-isolated applications. Under-voltage lockout, soft start, slope compensation and peak current limiting are all included. In a boost application, with an output voltage of less than 28V, the current sense pin can connect directly to the drain of the external switch. This eliminates the requirement for an additional current sensing element and its associated efficiency loss.  While designed for boost applications, the MP3908 can also be used for other topologies including Forward, Flyback and Sepic. The 10V gate driver compliance minimizes the power loss of the external MOSFET while allowing the use of a wide variety of standard threshold devices. An externally programmable delay following the turn off of the synchronous rectifier allows the incorporation of secondary side synchronous rectifier.  The MP3908 is available in space saving 10-pin MSOP package.

15W Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Powered Device (PD) Controller

The MP8001/MP8001A are IEEE 802. 3 af POE compliant Powered Device (PD) controllers. they include detection and classification modes as well as a 100V output pass device having a temperature compensated current limit over the specified temperature range. Thermal protection is built in to accommodate both transient and/or overload conditions, shutting the part down and protecting the input source as well as the output load depending on the particular fault conditions. Inrush current limiting is included to slowly charge the input capacitor without interruption due to die heating, a problem encountered without the current limit foldback feature.

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