Re: Here's a new idea:
The current direction of the group seems to favor the use of pairs 3 and
4 for the powering. I would personally prefer it if the powering were
pairs 1 and 2 but I don't know what the final outcome will be. However, a
stated goal of the group is to consider the system in relationship to the
gigabit ethernet so that would require that pairs 3 and 4 still be able
to be used for signals. If the powering and detection could be
accomplished via a common mode method, then the results would satisfy
this goal. If not, then there are complications involved.
At 11:11 5/1/2000, James M. Polk wrote:
It's Monday, so forgive this clarification, but are you asking Tal to
test his scheme on the signaling pairs of a 10/100BASE connection as well
as pins 4/5/7/8 on a 1000BASE-T connection? If not, I'd be curious if Tal
could do this; if so.... then I'm being redundant again redundant
At 10:18 AM 5/1/2000 -0600, Bob Bell wrote:
>One of the objectives the group stated was to test for powerablity on
>same wires as the power would be provided. In addition, it is
>that the powering and thus the testing be done in such a manner that
>signal carrying capability of the wire pairs not be compromised (this
>allow it to work with 1000BaseT. Could your scheme meet these two
>At 02:27 4/30/2000, Tal Weiss wrote:
>>Since this is my first contribution to the forum and I'm not sure
>>email forwarding system works, I'll be brief.
>>I read the different discovery process approaches and I want to
>>something completely different!
>>All of the proposals in the forum are analog by nature, and lack
>>I was able to construct a digital
"power-identity-chip", costing less than
>>1$, to be implemented inside the powered-IP-phone. This was done
>>The chip is powered remotely from the switch using 5 Volts (a
>>pull-up resistor does the trick).
>>The power-enabled-switch polls the line for
"power-identity-chip" (this can
>>be done across wires 4,5 or 7,8) and when a phone is attached the
>>found (CRC protected communication, of course).
>>This chip then tells the switch what it's power requirements are!
>>which wires, power, MAC address and so on...)
>>The power-enabled-switch then applies the correct power using the
>>This approach has been tested in the lab and works using
>>schemes from more than 200 meters!
>>No false alarms and no misses.
>>I know this is different than all the other approaches mentioned
>>it works so well I couldn't resist sharing.
>>If more information is needed I'll be glad to supply it!
>>23 Hasivim St.
>>Petah-Tikva 49170, Israel
>>Fax : 972-3-9210757
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James M. Polk
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