Build a custom PoE or launch from a Development Board to get connected.
Power over Ethernet (PoE) is typically used in devices such as wireless access points, IP cameras, and VoIP phones. Examples of how you can add PoE to your IoT board include designing a custom PoE board in Geppetto D2O or prototyping with a Conduit PoE carrier board for the Raspberry Pi CM or CM3. This Conduit PoE board is a LoRa gateway development board that incorporates Power over Ethernet for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module.
PoE in Geppetto
Geppetto D2O design library includes both the Gigabit With PoE module and Gigabit with PoE via USB module. These modules can be used to build custom PoE powered boards for Raspberry Pi or any of the Processors and COMs in the Geppetto library.
GIGABIT WITH PoE
The Gigabit with PoE module is 10/100/1000 Ethernet combined with 802.3at PoE, providing ample power. This module delivers power with TI’s TPS23752 PoE interface and DC/DC controller and connectivity with the Microchip KSZ9021RN Ethernet transceiver.
GIGABIT WITH POE VIA USB
The same hardware as the native Gigabit with PoE delivers power, but the Gigabit interface is controlled using the ASIX AX88179 USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Controller.
You will find both modules under the ‘Network’ shelf of the modules library in Geppetto.
PoE in a Board
If you’re thinking of prototyping or testing out the Gigabit with PoE via USB module, check out our Gumstix Pi Conduit PoE carrier board for the Raspberry® Pi CM or CM3. This board is a LoRa gateway development board that incorporates Power over Ethernet for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module.
Ultimately, PoE allows you to deploy anywhere your network can go without the installation of A/C power outlets, making it ideal for LoRa gateways and other edge devices.