Molex has developed the first single-port PoE Plus PSE Integrated Connector Module in accordance with IEEE802.3at — a complete, plug-and-play solution to provide customers with a simplified design process and easy migration path from non-PoE to fully integrated PoE Plus capability. Based on the RJ45 jack, the new HyperJack Integrated Connector Module (ICM) from Molex is first on the market to integrate full PoE and PoE Plus Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) capability in a single-port.
The 1x1 PSE module integrates the capability to power PoE-enabled devices with an output of up to 30Watts. IEEE802.3at PoE Plus compliant, the single-port Integrated Connector Module also supports the previous IEEE802.af standard.
Previously, implementing PoE or PoE Plus for a single-port application required developing a discrete solution on the customer’s board using expensive controller silicon and reference designs. Power must be isolated from signal and significant design effort is required to protect the PCB from transients and emissions while achieving all IEEE802.3at requirements. By integrating the PoE circuitry inside the connector, Molex now provides the first drop-in, single-port, complete PSEICM solution.
The footprint of the Molex single-port ICM is designed to optimize the separation distance of the signal and LED pins from the PoE circuitry, significantly reducing the complexity of PCB routing. The module has an external reset feature and capability to set maximum PoE class requirements (maximum power delivery allowed).
The Molex ICM is designed with through-hole pins for wave soldering but is also capable of withstanding lead-free solder reflow up to 260°C. The broad operating- temperature range and low heat dissipation makes this single-port ICM solution ideally suited for small applications without cooling fans. PoE Plus according to the IEEE standard requires Cat5 cable or higher.