PowerSync Analyzer: A Family of PSE Testers

Configurable Instruments & Software for Testing PoE Power Sourcing Equipment. What do you need in a PSE Tester?

Instruments

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Test Suites & Options

*Requires PSA-3000 or PSA-3402
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*Requires PSA-3000
or PSL-3000
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PowerSync Analyzer

Sifos Technologies offers the PowerSync® Analyzer in two form factors: The multi-slot PSA-3000 and the compact PSA-3402. Both PSE testers support the world’s most comprehensive and automated PSE Conformance Test Suites covering PSE’s that power up to 30W on 2-pairs and up to 90W on 4-pairs. 

PSA-3000

Connects up to 24 PSE ports and provides access to the PSE  Conformance Test Suite, the Multi-Port Suite, and LLDP Emulation and Analysis.

PSA-3402

Compact and transportable configuration supporting PSE Conformance Test Suite and LLDP Emulation and Analysis options.

Key Features

  • Continuous 2-Pair Loading > 47 Watts Per PSE Port
  • Continuous 4-Pair Loading > 99 Watts Per PSE Port
  • Industry Leading IEEE 802.3 PSE Conformance Tests
  • Unique, Fully Automated Multi-Port PSE System Analysis for 802.3at
  • Flexible 802.3at & 802.3bt Powered Device Emulation​
  • One-Click 2-Pair and 4-Pair PSE Waveform Analysis
  • Flexible PoE LLDP Emulation and LLDP Protocol Analysis
  • Flexible and Accurate Measurements of Voltage and Current
  • Noise Immune Triggering and Flexible Load Transients
  • Ethernet 10/100 Control Interface
  • Smart Fan Control – Runs Cool and Quiet​
  • Comprehensive Safety and RF Certifications​

PSA-3000 / PSL-3000 Software

Included with every PSA-3000 / PSL-3000 instrument are PSA Interactive (GUI) and PowerShell PSA (script automation) software. Whether running test suites, setting up PD emulations, analyzing specific PSE behaviors, or automating QA tests, PSA Software enables high productivity and rapid results.​ 

General Features

  • Access and Configure Test Suites from Menus or Command Lines​
  • Extensive User / Programmer Documentation​
  • Manage PSE Descriptions and Test Port Configurations
  • Perform Flexible Power-Up Emulations - Emulate all 802.3at and 802.3bt PD's and many Proprietary 4-Pair PD's
  • Configure and Manage Meters, Triggers, Static and Transient Loads, Signature Types and Values, and LLDP Resources

PSA Interactive

  • Intuitive Management of All Test Port Resources
  • Rapid Access to PD Emulations, One Click Waveforms, and Test Suites
  • One-Click Waveforms (PSA-3000) - Analyze Detection/ CC, Classification, Power-Ups, Inrush, Transients, Overloads, MPS, Disconnects (not available on PSL 3000)
  • Supported with PSA-3000 and PSL-3000 Instruments

PowerShell PSA Software

  • Extensive Interactive Command Language Built Upon Tcl/Tk
  • Manage All Test Port Resources Using Intuitive and Self-Documented Commands
  • High Level Utilities Support Flexible PD Emulations, PSE Attribute Management, PSE Connection Verification, Test Suite Sequencers, and Diagnostic Troubleshooting
  • PowerShell Wish and PowerShell Tcl Command Consoles
  • PowerShell PSA Editor Plug-In for Notepad++

PSE Conformance Test Suites

Whether testing single port injectors or 48 port PSE’s, Sifos offers the ultimate solution to assess PSE conformance to all applicable IEEE specifications. With the click of a button, fully automated testing and reporting delivers comprehensive and informative results including difficult-to-spot intermittent conformance behaviors.   

2-Pair 802.3bt / 802.3at PSE's

  • Robust 2-Pair 802.3at (Type-1, 2) / 802.3bt (Type-3) PSE Conformance Testing
  • Fully Automated Port Sequencing and Statistics
  • Greater than 95% 802.3at PICS Coverage from 23 Fully Automated Tests
  • Pop-Up Excel Reports Covering 1 to 24 Ports
  • Widely Used by PSE System and Silicon Manufacturers World Wide

4-Pair 802.3bt PSE's

  • Robust 4-Pair 802.3bt (Type-3,4) PSE Conformance Testing
  • Fully Automated Port Sequencing and Statistics - Test up to 24 ports with the PSA-3000
  • Catch Both Repeatable and Intermittent Specification Compliance Issues
  • Greater than 92% 802.3bt PICS Coverage from 24 Fully Automated Tests
  • Pop-Up Excel Reports Covering 1 to 24 Ports
  • Widely Used by PSE System and Silicon Manufacturers World Wide
PoE PSE Conformance Test
Play Video

Click above to see a video introduction to the highly automated PSE Conformance Test Suite for 2-Pair, 802.3at PSE’s.
(~12 min.)

PowerSync Programmable Load

The PSL-3000 is Sifos’ lowest cost-per-port solution for PSE loading and testing.  The PSL-3000 includes both the PSA Interactive and PowerShell PSA software environments and, like the PSA-3000, is fully certified to industry safety and emmissions standards.

Key Features

  • Connect up to 24 802.3at and/or 802.3bt PSE Ports
  • Supports PSE Multi-Port Suite
  • Supports PoE LLDP Emulation / Analysis
  • Continuous 2-Pair Loading > 47 Watts Per PSE Port
  • Continuous 4-Pair Loading > 99 Watts Per PSE Port
  • Flexible 802.3at / 802.3bt PD Emulations
  • PSA Interactive (GUI) and PowerShell PSA (script automation) Software
  • DC Voltage, Current, and Power Metering on 2-Pair and 4-Pair PSE’s
  • Supports PSE Packet Transmission Testing with PoE Loads
  • Smart Fan Control – Runs Cool and Quiet
  • Fully Certified Commercial Test Instrument, Extensively Documented

Multi-Port Suite

While most PSE ports are part of multi-port PSE, behaviors of such systems of PSE ports are beyond the scope of IEEE 802.3 specifications.  The one-of-a-kind Multi-Port Suite enables flexible emulation of many PD’s and fully automated testing of PSE port administration and power management behaviors while powering up to 192 Type-1, Type-2, or Type-3 (Class 4) PD’s. 

2-Pair Multi-Port Test Suite

  • In-Depth System Testing of IEEE 802.3at and 802.3bt 2-Pair PSE's Using PSA-3000 or PSL-3000 instruments
  • Concurrently Analyze Up To 192 PSE Ports
  • Robust Emulation of Type-1, Type-2, and Type-3 (Class 4) PD's Including PoE LLDP
  • Fully Automated Testing and Reporting
  • Assess PSE Power Administration Decisions
  • Assess PSE Power Management Behaviors
  • Static and Transient Reserve Capacity Analysis
  • Per-Port Variation and Uncertainty Analysis
  • Assess PSE Power Reliability Over Time
  • Colorful and Graphical Pop-Up Spreadsheet Reporting

Live PD Emulation

  • Robust Emulation of Type-1, Type-2, and Type-3 (Class 4) PD's Including PoE LLDP
  • Support Interactive Power Administration Testing with Up To 192 Connected PD's
  • Emulate Type-1, Type-2 2-Event, Type-2 LLDP, and Type-3 2-Event PD's
  • Supported on PSA-3000 and PSL-3000 instruments
Play Video

Click above to see a video introduction to the fully automated PSE Multi-Port Test Suite for 2-Pair PSE’s
(~34 min.)

Open Sample Report

LLDP Emulation and Analysis

The optional LLDP Emulation feature allows a PSA-3000 or PSL-3000 test port to behave just like an 802.3at or 802.3bt PD that uses LLDP to convey its power demands.  802.3 PoE LLDP is a special variant of LLDP protocol that involves handshakes and protocol timing between a PSE and a PD.

802.3at and 802.3bt PD Emulation and Protocol Analysis

  • Integrated PoE LLDP and Load Emulation in a Single Instrument
  • IEEE 802.3at and 802.3bt LLDP Compliance Analysis
  • Independent, Per-Port 802.3at and 802.3bt LLDP Emulations
  • Flexible Single and Dual Signature PD LLDP Emulations
  • One-Click LLDP Protocol Capture and Analysis
  • Pop-Up Excel Spreadsheet Reports Assess Protocol Content and Timing
  • Enables One-Click Emulated Power-Ups and Standard Waveforms with LLDP Power Granting PSE's
  • Enables 2-Pair and 4-Pair PSE Conformance Test Suties with LLDP Capable PSE's
  • Enables 2-Pair Multi-Port Suite with LLDP Capable PSE's
  • Available for PSA-3000 and PSL-3000 Platforms
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