Power over Ethernet: Getting Started with the New Standard

The Ethernet ecosystem is evolving with the introduction of the IEEE 802.3bt standard. Regardless if you’re an expert in PoE or just getting introduced to the technology, the below trainings provide a good starting point for understanding how TI’s portfolio of 802.3bt Powered Devices (PDs) and Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) Controllers can be used in traditional and emerging Ethernet applications.

1. IEEE 802.3bt Standard Introduction

Are you  new to PoE? View the first video for a quick introduction to how our new PSE and PD portfolio can enable high-power applications. If you’re looking for a more technical deep dive on the evolution of PoE features, the second video gives insight into TI’s full suite of PSE and PD solutions along with related preliminary test results.

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1.1 Introduction to TI's Full IEEE 802.3bt Portfolio
It’s time to start evaluating IEEE 802.3bt standard-ready PDs and PSEs. Watch now to see what the standard brings and learn about TI’s complete .bt po...
1.2 IEEE802.3bt New Features
This training provides technical information about the new IEEE802.3bt standard and compares the new features to the IEEE802.3at standard.
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2. PSE Basics

See how things have changed for PSEs with the migration from .at to the new .bt standard. If you’re ready to start evaluating  whether our power sourcing equipment (PSE) controller is the right solution for your application, watch the below trainings to learn how to quickly configure or work with non-standard PD types.

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2.1 TPS23880 working with noncompliant high power PDs (UPoE, PoE++ and PoH)
Learn how TI’s .bt standard-ready PSE, the TPS23880, operates with non-standard high power PD devices like UPoE, PoE++ and PoH
2.2 PoE TPS23880 Training: Loading SRAM
This video demonstrates how to load SRAM into TPS23880EVM through GUI and MSP430.
2.3 PoE TPS23880EVM GUI Training
This video is going to demonstrate how to control TPS23880EVM through GUI.
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3. PD Basics

Several features have either evolved or been added as an essential PoE capability in 802.3bt.  Learn why Autoclass is in high-demand, how our PD’s respond in power demotion events, and how to design your PD systems with hitless failover in mind.

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3.1 Understanding Autoclass in TI's IEEE802.3bt Powered Devices (PD)
Autoclass allows your PoE PD to communicate about max power consumption to its PSE. Learn more about TI’s Autoclass feature in our IEEE 802.3bt-ready PD...
3.2 Understanding Power Demotion in TI's IEEE802.3bt Powered Devices (PD)
The IEEE 802.3bt standard includes the new “demotion” feature. Watch this video to learn more about the benefits of demotion, and how TI’s PDs respond...
3.3 Designing dual-input PoE PD systems power redundancy, smooth transition, and power sharing applications
Watch this video to understand the new IEEE802.3bt power spec and understand why PoE power redundancy is necessary.
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