New Digital Ceiling Power-Over-Ethernet Switch from Microsemi


Unique Switch Compatible to Any IEEE802.3af/at Lighting Fixture Provides New Features & Power Savings


Microsemi Corporation has announced the availability of its PDS-208G power-over-Ethernet (PoE) switch. Offering an optimal and cost-effective solution designed specifically for digital ceiling installations, the new device is compatible with any IEEE™ 802.3af or 802.3at PoE lighting fixture and can be installed in ceiling or communication room racks.
"Our new PoE switch is a unique offering from Microsemi, as it is differentiated from enterprise switches by enabling lighting fixtures and other Ethernet terminals to receive power and data over standard Ethernet cables in the most efficient manner possible," said Sani Ronen, director of product management for Microsemi's PoE systems. "Leveraging our leadership position in PoE technology, the device's high-power efficiency results in minimal losses to ensure the support necessary for digital ceiling applications, enabling installation of connected lighting systems that offer improved lighting experience, new features and power savings."

The highspeed PDS-208G PoE switch offers Layer 2 management capabilities, and the device's eight 10/100/1,000 megabits per second (Mbps) ports with PoE capabilities are based on Microsemi's energy-efficient four-pair PoE technology, enabling 50 percent power loss savings on the Ethernet cables when compared to similar installations using an Ethernet switch. It also features two Gigabit ports which can be used for uplinks and can be remotely managed through Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and the web.


  • 240 W of full-power PoE (IEEE 802.3at); 8 ports (30 W per port)
  • Extra power per port - any individual port can go up to 72 W
  • Fanless design - silent operation and enhanced reliability
  • IEEE 802.3az energy-efficient-PoE 4-pair solution
  • Data rates of 10/100/1000 Mbps
  • Layer 2 switch - including 802.1Q-based VLANs enables segmentation of networks for improved performance and security
  • Configuration and monitoring - Web management and SNMP

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PDS-208G Diagram-Jan122018