I am adding
Power over Ethernet functionality in my
Toradex's System-on-module (Colibri iMX6ULL) based carrier-board design. I am having confusion in selecting the
MagJack for the design. I want to implement
Mode A and
Mode B. However, It would be great if someone can comment on the designs for
The MagJack that I am considering is SI-52003-F. The schematics presented in their datasheet has been posted below:
Since, the schematics shows center-tap on network side of the transformer and the Power Pins are brought out. I think it will work for my application but I am not 100% sure. The rectification designs that I am considering are given below:
Design 1 is simplest and requires less space and components. It assumes the pinout and polarity as given on wikipedia.
Design 2 assumes the polarity can be different and makes sure non-IEEE 802.3af PSE works with my PCB.
My earlier version of the PCB (without PoE) has a MagJack (without centre-tap transformer). The Ethernet part of the schematics is below: (R19 is unassembled)
My questions are:
- What would be best Design (1 or 2) for my application?
- The MagJack that I have been considering, Is it suitable for PoE (Mode A and Mode B both)?
- The last question could be a stupid question but still I want to be sure before proceeding further. I was using this MagJack in earlier version of my PCB and it was working perfectly. However, I am moving with SI-52003-f Magjack for PoE capabilities. Will it make any difference for the Ethernet Controller if I switch the MagJack?