Power over Ethernet Test Plans

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The Power over Ethernet testing service currently offers the following test plans. These documents are constantly being updated to improve readability and to reflect the current specifications. Please contact us if you would like more information or have questions about the Power over Ethernet testing service.

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IOL

Certification

Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
Testing Days Needed
Last Modified
2017-09-11

Conformance

Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
1.0
Testing Days Needed
1 Day
Last Modified
2010-06-15
Abstract
This suite of tests has been developed to help identify problems in the implementation of Data-Link-Layer Classification (DLLC) in Powered Devices (PD) defined in IEEE Std 802.3at™-2009. Successful completion of all tests contained in this suite does not guarantee that the tested device will operate with other Power over Ethernet capable devices. However, combined with satisfactory operation in the IOL's interoperability test bed, these tests provide a reasonable level of confidence that the Device Under Test (DUT) will function well in many Power over Ethernet environments.
Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
2.4
Testing Days Needed
3 days
Last Modified
2014-03-07
Abstract
This suite of tests has been developed to help implementers evaluate the functionality of their IEEE Std 802.3-2014 based products. The tests do not determine if a product conforms to the IEEE Std 802.3-2014, nor are they purely interoperability tests. Successful completion of all tests contained in this suite does not guarantee that the tested device will operate with other Power over Ethernet capable devices. However, combined with satisfactory operation in the IOL's interoperability test bed, these tests provide a reasonable level of confidence that the Device Under Test (DUT) will function well in many Power over Ethernet environments.
Notes
Previous versions of this test suite include: v1.2, v1.3, v1.5, v1.6, v1.7, v1.8, v1.9, v1.91, v2.2, v2.3 .
Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
1.0
Testing Days Needed
1 Day
Last Modified
2010-06-15
Abstract
This suite of tests has been developed to help identify problems in the implementation of Data-Link-Layer Classification (DLLC) in Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) defined in IEEE Std 802.3at™-2009. Successful completion of all tests contained in this suite does not guarantee that the tested device will operate with other Power over Ethernet capable devices. However, combined with satisfactory operation in the IOL's interoperability test bed, these tests provide a reasonable level of confidence that the Device Under Test (DUT) will function well in many Power over Ethernet environments.
Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
2.12
Testing Days Needed
5 days
Last Modified
2016-02-02
Abstract
This suite of tests has been developed to help implementers identify problems related to the functional and electrical characteristics of the Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) for use with the physical layers that are defined in Clauses 14, 25 and 40. The tests determine if a product conforms to the IEEE Std 802.3-2014.
Notes
Successful completion of all tests contained in this suite does not guarantee that the tested device will operate with other compliant devices. However, combined with satisfactory operation in the IOL's interoperability test bed, these tests provide a reasonable level of confidence that the Device Under Test (DUT) will function well in most environments.
Previous versions of this test suite include: v1.1, v1.2, v1.7, v1.8, v2.0, v2.2, v2.5, v2.6, v2.7, v2.8, v2.9, v2.10, v2.11.

Interoperability

Status
Fully Documented (Active)
Revision
3.0
Testing Days Needed
5 days
Last Modified
2014-06-11
Abstract
This suite of tests has been developed to help implementers identify problems that IEEE 802.3 devices may have in establishing link and exchanging packets with each other. The tests do not determine if a product conforms to the IEEE 802.3 standard. Rather, they provide one method to verify that the two devices can exchange packets within the bit error ratio specifications established by the IEEE 802.3 standard when operating over a worst-case compliant channel. The interoperability test suite focuses on two areas of functionality to simulate a real-world environment: the exchange of packets to produce a packet error ratio that is low enough to meet a desired bit error ratio, and the ability to detect and establish a link at the optimal speed between two devices that make up a link segment.
Notes
Successful completion of all tests contained in this suite does not guarantee that the tested device will operate with other compliant devices. However, combined with satisfactory operation in the IOL's interoperability test bed, these tests provide a reasonable level of confidence that the Device Under Test (DUT) will function well in most environments.

Previous versions of this test suite include: v2000_08_01, v2000_08_02, v2.0, v2.1, v2.2, v2.3, v2.4.

Key

Fully Documented
Draft