Power over Ethernet (PoE) Powered Devices Testing AnalyzerThe PDA-300 PoE powered-device analyzer from Sifos Technologies is a single-box solution for automatically testing IEEE 802.3at PoE (Power over Ethernet) Powered Devices. It offers one-button, fully automated test sequences and limit processing for critical Powered Device operating parameters. With measurements performed at the Powered Device network interface, many parameters critical to IEEE 802.3at interoperation can be efficiently compared to specification requirements thus fully avoiding the need for extensive interoperability testing with IEEE 802.3at PSE’s and network connections.

Powerful Real-Time POE Load Monitor and Compliance Analysis

Under PDA Interactive software, the PDA-300 offers powerful real time tools for analysis of average, peak, and maximum classification compliant load levels. Analyses can be applied across a range of input voltages and may be performed while PoE Powered Device controls and configurations are managed over the powered LAN connection via the PDA-300 “THRU” port. Class power violations are automatically recognized and computed according to requirements introduced in the IEEE 802.3at specification.

Key Features of PDA-300 PoE powered-device analyzer

  • Automatic Test of IEEE 802.3at PoE Powered Device Parameters
  • One-Button 802.3at Test Sequence and Report
  • PoE Powered Device Load Monitoring and Class Compliance Analysis
  • PoE Powered Device Load Monitoring over Voltage
  • Informative Pop-Up Spreadsheet Reports and Statistics
  • PoE Powered Device Power Source to 30 Watts
  • Compliant 2-Event High Power Grants
  • THRU Port for External PoE Powered Device Control, Packet Test, & LLDP Test
  • Optional User-Defined Tests and Limits
  • Use Stand-Alone or with Host PC
  • Available as PDA-100 to PDA-300 Upgrade

According to Sifos, the PDA-300 performs comprehensive, multistate electrical testing of the powered device. With measurements performed at the PD network interface, many parameters can be compared to specification requirements, avoiding the need for extensive interoperability testing with IEEE 802.3at PSEs (power source equipment) and network connections.