Microsemi Introduces Innovative High Reliability Outdoor Lightning Protection Device for Ethernet Solutions

Offers Investment Protection for a Wide Range of Outdoor Ethernet Installations, Outdoor Wi-Fi APs, Outdoor Mesh, Outdoor Point-to-point and Outdoor IP Cameras

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Nov. 25, 2014 — (PRNewswire) —  Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the availability of its new high reliability PD-OUT/SP11, an outdoor-rated lightning protection device supporting both Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) and non-PoE enterprise installations.

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The new Microsemi PD-OUT/SP11 is a single-port device, protecting all eight wires of the Ethernet cable while enabling data streams of up to 10/100/1000mbps and PoE levels up to 95W. The device is optimized for outdoor devices such as security cameras and wireless LAN access points (AP) and features lighting protection up to 10KV. According to market research firm Infonetics, around 300,000 outdoor WLAN APs are expected to ship in 2014, growing to 650,000 in 2018.

"Historically there has been a lack of awareness about the danger of lighting to enterprise solutions and the availability of a certified outdoor protection device. Nearby lightning strikes are much more common than most people think and a strike as far as a mile away can induce a voltage level that can damage expensive outdoor enterprise devices. Without lightning protection, surges also can move quickly along the Ethernet cable and damage expensive indoor network switches," said Sani Ronen, director of product management for Microsemi's PoE systems. "The PD-OUT/SP11 is designed to provide the most optimal protection in a flexible solution for all types of outdoor Ethernet installations, Wi-Fi APs and outdoor IP cameras—and offers the certified surge protection level for products integrated in an outdoor enclosure, as well."

The national weather service reported there are approximately 23 million lightning strikes per year in the U.S. Most of the existing Ethernet lighting protection devices are indoor, which limits the location of the protection and installation to the indoor environment only. The PD-OUT/SP11 is outdoor-rated and therefore can be installed in the optimal location—the exact point the Ethernet cable is entering the building—resulting in maximum protection from lightning hitting the outdoor devices or the outdoor cable.

Microsemi's newest product can be installed in PoE environments or in non-PoE environments and is vendor agnostic, meaning the switch and the PoE solution can come from any vendor. The PD-OUT/SP11 has been tested successfully to the GR-1089, IEC61643-21 and ITU-T K.45 lightning standard for surges up to 10KV. The device's low capacitance ensures data rates of up to 1Gbps will pass through with no interruption. In addition, PoE levels of up to 95W can pass through the SP11 device (supporting IEEE 802.3af, IEEE802.3at and HDBaseT).

About the SP11
The PD-OUT-SP11 is a high quality surge protection device designed to protect indoor Ethernet networks from lighting that may come from the outdoor environment through the Ethernet cable. The product is enclosed in a metal weatherproof enclosure, meeting IP66. It can be easily mounted on a wall or a pole. The SP device can be installed before the cable enters the building to protect the indoor network or immediately adjacent to the wall- or pole-mounted outdoor device (i.e., WLAN AP, IP camera, etc.).


  • Supports data rates of up to 1Gbps
  • All eight lines protected including PoE
  • Waterproof (IP66)
  • Surge handling capability: 10kV, 5kA to ground in 80/20us; 800V, 100A PoE
  • Regulatory compliance: REACH, RoHS, WEEE, IEC60529 level IP66, NEMA 250, level 4x
  • Surge compliance: IEC61643-21, GR1089, ITU-T K.45
  • Safety approvals: UL 497B

The PD-OUT/SP11 is available now. Additional information is available at www.microsemi.com/outdoorpoesurgeprotection or contact Email Contact.

About Microsemi
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense & security, aerospace and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world's standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately 3,400 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.

Microsemi and the Microsemi logo are registered trademarks or service marks of Microsemi Corporation and/or its affiliates. Third-party trademarks and service marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Any statements set forth in this news release that are not entirely historical and factual in nature, including without limitation statements related to its new high reliability PD-OUT/SP11, outdoor rated lightning protection device supporting both PoE and non-PoE installations, and its potential effects on future business, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, such factors as rapidly changing technology and product obsolescence, potential cost increases, variations in customer order preferences, weakness or competitive pricing environment of the marketplace, uncertain demand for and acceptance of the company's products, adverse circumstances in any of our end markets, results of in-process or planned development or marketing and promotional campaigns, difficulties foreseeing future demand, potential non-realization of expected orders or non-realization of backlog, product returns, product liability, and other potential unexpected business and economic conditions or adverse changes in current or expected industry conditions, difficulties and costs of protecting patents and other proprietary rights, inventory obsolescence and difficulties regarding customer qualification of products. In addition to these factors and any other factors mentioned elsewhere in this news release, the reader should refer as well to the factors, uncertainties or risks identified in the company's most recent Form 10-K and all subsequent Form 10-Q reports filed by Microsemi with the SEC. Additional risk factors may be identified from time to time in Microsemi's future filings. The forward-looking statements included in this release speak only as of the date hereof, and Microsemi does not undertake any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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