PSL-3000 & PSE Multi-Port Suite
The PSL-3000 Programmable Load supports an optional feature for Multi-Port system testing and analysis of PSE's. This type of testing is primarily useful for development and analysis of PSE system-wide behaviors such as the distribution of power to one or more Powered Devices. It can also be an efficient means for QA of higher (24 and up) port-count PSE's.
At the heart of Multi-Port system testing is the ability to present user-defined Powered Devices on many or all PSE ports simultaneously. Using Live PD Emulation, every PSE port can experience any user-defined PD including Type-2 (Class 4) PD's with full LLDP support. Live PD Emulation means a user-defined PD is always present regardless of the state of the PSE port. PSE ports may administratively remove power, restore power, negotiate power, and re-nogotiate power as they choose.
Working with the PSL-3000, the 2nd generation PSE Multi-Port Test Suite is a group of 8 fully automated tests that assess sytem-wide behaviors only observalbe when many 802.at compliant PD's are powered by a PSE. The PSE Multi-Port Test Suite will automatically acquire and distill information regarding key behaviors of PSE including class-based power administration, multi-port LLDP allocations, power-up and LLDP grant timing, static power capacity, transient reserve power capacity, power-down actions, power-per-port uniformity and uncertainty, and power stress test analyses.
With the Multi-Port Suite, system testers can:
- Configure up to 192 ports of simultaneous Live PD Emulation with per-port Live Status monitoring
- Configure Live PD Emulation of Type-1 (Class 0-3) and Type-2 (Class 4), including LLDP-Capable Powered Devices and 4-Pair (proprietary) High Power Devices including PoH* and UPoE*.
- Perform fully automated system testing and analysis on up to 192 Ports of Type-1 and/or Type-2 PSE's including power management decisions, static and transient power capacity, multi-port startup / shutdown / overload timing analysis, and multi-port power stressing.
- Generate colorful and informative spreadsheet reports with easy-to-recognize performance notations and associated graphics.
Multi-Port Live PD Emulation Datasheet
Multi-Port System Test Suite Datasheet