W5500-EVB-Pico Suggestion / Request


I have a suggestion / request regarding the W5500-EVB-Pico regarding POE.

It would be really nice if the RJ45 connector / magnetics supported POE. I appreciate that adding a full POE module would be too expensive given the low price-point of the W5500-EVB-Pico, but the current connector doesn’t allow for POE to be added afterwards as there’s no centre taps on the magnetics.

I’ve seen one project where somebody took a W5500-EVB-Pico, removed the RJ45 connector and then added a different connector onto their own separate board. It would be nice if WIZnet used a connector which included the centre taps such as the Wurth 7499210121A and brought the extra pins out to a couple of new pads. This would make it much easier to add POE and shouldn’t impact the size or BOM cost too much.

Thank you for the good suggestion. The model is currently in the development stage and will be released soon with good price and good quality. Please look forward to it.

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