Microsemi Unveils Industry's First 95W Front-end Solution Compliant with Power-over-HDBaseT

Enables Highly-efficient, Complete End-to-End PoH Solution

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Dec. 18, 2012 — (PRNewswire) — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its new advanced front-end power device (PD) interface controllers (ICs) for high-power HDBase-T and four-pair Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) applications. The PD70210/PD70211 represents the only solution available in the market that is compliant with Power-over-HDBaseT (PoH) and receives up to 95 watts (W) using an internal field-effect transistor (FET). The device enables wider reach for PoE communications applications including outdoor IP cameras, small cells, thin clients and monitors.

The PD70210/PD70211 PoE PD IC offers a solution particularly suited for high power applications in the growing broadband market. According to market research firm Infonetics, the small cell market is expected to reach $331 million by the end of 2012, with an expected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 62 percent to $2.3 billion in 2016. Microsemi's new device is compatible with its PD-960x midspan family to provide a complete end-to-end HDBaseT solution.

"Microsemi's front-end PD interface controllers offer the communications market the highest levels of power available today for PoH applications and increase our end-to-end solutions to a growing high end segment of the market," said Amir Asvadi, vice president and general manager of the Analog Mixed Signal Group at Microsemi. "With this new solution, our customers can now use PoE technology in a much wider array of applications—both for today's latest power devices, as well as for next-generation products that will demand increased levels of power." 

Unlike the non-standard alternatives, PoH has the same safety mechanisms of IEEE802.3at-2009, with detection performed separately on data and spare pairs, ensuring interoperability. Microsemi's front-end PD IC is compliant with IEEE802.3af, IEEE802.3at and HDBaseT standards and power is provided using HDBaseT or other two-pair/four-pair configurations. As the first solution of its kind, the device supports 95W in one IC with internal FET and operates at high efficiency levels.

Other key features include:

  • Advanced classification block supporting two-event, three-event, four-event and six-event classifications
  • Integrated 0.3 Ω isolating switch and inrush current limiter
  • Identification of which pairs of cable are receiving power
  • DC/DC input cap for fast discharge
  • On-chip thermal protection
  • Internal  surge protection
  • Suitable for both indoor and outdoor PoE and PoH applications
  • Built-in synchronous current mode PWM controller (PD70211)

Packaging and Availability
The PD70210 is offered in a Pb-free DFN-16 package and the PD70211 is offered in a QFN-36 package. Samples are available to qualified customers now. For more information please visit www.microsemi.com/existing-parts/parts/112291 or email Email Contact.

About Microsemi
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense & security, aerospace and industrial markets. Products include high-performance, radiation-hardened and highly reliable analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately 3,000 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.

Microsemi and the Microsemi logo are registered trademarks or service marks of Microsemi Corporation and/or its affiliates. Third-party trademarks and service marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Any statements set forth in this news release that are not entirely historical and factual in nature, including without limitation statements related to its new PD70210/PD70211 front-end power device interface controllers, and its potential effects on future business, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, such factors as rapidly changing technology and product obsolescence, potential cost increases, variations in customer order preferences, weakness or competitive pricing environment of the marketplace, uncertain demand for and acceptance of the company's products, adverse circumstances in any of our end markets, results of in-process or planned development or marketing and promotional campaigns, difficulties foreseeing future demand, potential non-realization of expected orders or non-realization of backlog, product returns, product liability, and other potential unexpected business and economic conditions or adverse changes in current or expected industry conditions, difficulties and costs of protecting patents and other proprietary rights, inventory obsolescence and difficulties regarding customer qualification of products. In addition to these factors and any other factors mentioned elsewhere in this news release, the reader should refer as well to the factors, uncertainties or risks identified in the company's most recent Form 10-K and all subsequent Form 10-Q reports filed by Microsemi with the SEC. Additional risk factors may be identified from time to time in Microsemi's future filings. The forward-looking statements included in this release speak only as of the date hereof, and Microsemi does not undertake any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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