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PowerSync Analyzer 3000:


PowerSync Analyzer 3000The PSA-3000 family is a second generation family of products from Sifos specifically developed to address the IEEE 802.3at specification. First generation PSA-1200 products established Sifos as the industry standard world-wide for comprehensive PSE testing and analysis. The PSA-3000 family fully supports test procedures and automation developed for PSA-1200 analyzers while offering increased static and transient load stimuli, higher set point and measurement accuracies, higher resolutions, reliable noise-immune triggering, LLDP emulation, active load foldback suppression, and many other advantages.




Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) challenges design and test engineers to evaluate multi-channel, “intelligent” DC power sources that are activated and deactivated through signaling protocols operating over several power delivery and polarity configurations. The application and management of DC power over many local area network connections must be completely transparent and non-disruptive to the traditional data transmission functions of those network connections.


Sifos Technologies provides a one-box solution to facilitate complete testing and analysis of Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) behaviors and overall compliance to the IEEE 802.3at specification. Each test port inside a PowerSync Analyzer is an autonomous and fully isolated instrument offering a rich set of stimulus and measurement resources. Test ports are configured and controlled via a high level automation interface, PowerShell PSA, and may also be accessed and managed from an intuitive graphical user interface, PSA Interactive.


Each of the two test ports on the PSA-3102 test blade are equipped with an Ethernet Controller, the purpose of which is to support transmitting and receiving LLDP packets. This capability has been added for the express purpose of allowing a PSA-3102 test port to emulate powered device (PD’s) that can negotiate power demand with an LLDP capable, end-span PSE. LLDP Emulation can be enabled in a PSA-3000 by purchasing an instrument specific key code from Sifos Technologies.


PSA 3000 Power Over Ethernet Switch






Sifos - Company Description:




Sifos Technologies is a privately held company, founded in 2003, focused on developing test & measurement solutions through innovation of products that will increase the capability of test and decrease the overall cost of test through reduction of test time, equipment, and fixture requirements. The Sifos team is currently working with the leading test labs, networking equipment, and silicon vendors to develop the solution that will meet the needs of the industry and test for interoperability, functionality, and performance bench-marking. Airtrace is the UK Vendor for the PowerSync Analyzer 3000 family.