Power over Ethernet support

Does the Connect ME support mid-span or end-span PoE?

The Connect ME supports mid-span PoE, however, not directly. The Ethernet connector pins 3/4 and 7/8 pass through the ME module out on pins 1 and 2 of the module’s 20-pin header.

Both the development and customization include a power supply circuit (the schematics for which is supplied with both the development and Customization kit). This circuit in turns steps the +48VDC, from the PoE supply, and feeds +3.3VDC back into the Connect ME.

In order to support PoE your end product will have to include such a power supply circuit.

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