I am looking for a PoE Ethernet chip that I can incorporate in a design I plan on using along with some of the Arduino features. I would prefer to implement a standalone mcu for the Ethernet device capable of providing Ethernet. All possible solutions must support PoE to power the Micro. I do not plan on buying an Arduino nor do I want any shields per se. I am looking for a PoE Ethernet chip that would work well with the Arduino firmware and micro controller. A chip that I can incorporate into my own custom Arduino board.
I would also be interested in any AVR chips which provide the same capabilities (pin wise) as the Arduino ATMega168/etc that has Ethernet built on board.
My devel platform would be AVRStudio or something like it with a Jtag ICE MKII. I do not have the ability to use PIC as I do not have a programmer, the software, nor the cash to invest in another platform.
Thx in advance for your help.
Edit: Andrew noted that I should post more info. First of all Andrew: I have not looked at the MFGs you mentioned. I will do so now.
I would like to place a few Freeduino type setups around the house to do various home automation tasks. My home is already wired with Cat6 and I plan on plugging certain network drops into a 10/100 8 port Linksys POE switch. I would like to provide network and power to each device without having to hack the network cables. I have verified that the switch conforms to the 802.3af standard.
I would like to create each board to solely pull power off of the PoE lines to provide sensor and relay capability (relays would be SSR - GA8-6D05 from Crouzet which requires 3-32VDC for the relay.
I would expect the PoE chip to deliver either full PoE voltage or be nice enough to drop it down to 7-12VDC. If needed, I can add a 7805 or appropriate chip to ensure voltage regulation. In the end, my micro would need 5V + 3V DC regulated @ 1A.
Hope this answers anything my original post left out.