Microchip Releases New PoE to USB-C Adapter

By Perry Cohen

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

March 11, 2021


Microchip Releases New PoE to USB-C Adapter
(Image courtesy of Microchip)

Microchip Technology announced the release of a PoE to USB-C adapter with a high-power capability that converts both power and data while offering up to 60W USB output power via an Ethernet cable.

The adapter, which is referred to by its part number (PD-USB-DP60), accepts up to 90W of PoE and converts it to 60W output over USB-C. Installation is simplified by reducing the dependency on the AC infrastructure.

Further, there is no range limitation of three meters and power is able to be delivered from over 100 meters. In addition, the remote power reset capability allows for power cycling with web interface or Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).

The company’s PoE to USB-C adapter supports IEEE 802.3af/at/bt standards as well as legacy PoE standards.

According to the company, the adapter can be paired with Microchip’s single-port and multi-port (up to 24) PoE injectors/midspans and switches that comply with IEEE 802.3af/at/bt industry standards and provide up to 90W power per port. If a lower power is needed to power the USB-C device, IEEE802.3af (15.4W) or IEEE802.3at (30W) PoE sources can be used.

Microchip is also offering integrated circuit solutions that enable the PoE to USB-C adapter, including the PD70xxx family of PoE ICs and the LAN7800 USB-to-Ethernet bridge.

For more information, visit www.microchip.com.

Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation, podcast production, and social media efforts. Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including KTAR.com (Phoenix), ArizonaSports.com (Phoenix), AZFamily.com, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university.

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