Faculty Advisor

Jarvis, Susan M.

Faculty Advisor

McNeill, John A.


Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a technology that was initially developed because of the need to use existing Ethernet cable infrastructure to power devices where AC power outlets were not readily available. In this project, we create one of the major components in the PoE system, the power source. This device is responsible for powering the devices on the other end of the Ethernet line, while also being compliant with the IEEE 802.3af standard.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering