Questions about the electrical implementation of Ethernet; ask another Stack Exchange for software or protocol questions. Specify the speed as 10/100BASE-T is somewhat different from 1000BASE-T, apart form the speed. Those are copper standards; Ethernet over fiber optical cable is also defined.

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How to design PoE splitter for Mode A and B

I would like to power my device via PoE, but I do not know which mode (A or B) is provided by the 802.3af power sourcing equipment (PSE). How should I design a splitter to accept both implementations: ...
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How to get up to 24 I/O pins from the PIC4550

Im trying to implement and understand the CRC by making a circuit, by using 1 byte (8 bits), and a highest power of the polynomial of four, these 2 values should be XORed until i get a final output, ...
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Vcc pin of TVS diode array

Bourns has various TVS diodes to protect Ethernet ports. Most of them (for example CD143A-SR05) have GND, VCC and I/O pins. I/O pins are for Ethernet signal line. Why do these TVS diodes have VCC pin? ...
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How to test Ethernet PHY's MDI interface through JTAG Boundary scan

We now use SCANWORKS Boundary Scan Tool from ASSET to make Ethernet SWITCH's manufacturing test. But in almost all PHY chips from broadcom corp, the MDI interfaces are "Linkage" bits. It means that ...
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Trying to control ethernet port in a raw fashion

I am trying to simulate JCHT35 switch to control a single actuator. There are 3 wires with an RJ45 tip plugged into the blackbox j45 female port connected to an actuator inside. What I am trying to ...
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2 Pair Ethernet not working [migrated]

I have one 4 pair cable. The brown pair is being used for a telephone (that is working). I took the green & orange pairs and punched those down to a CAT6 block and added a CAT6 connector at the ...
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Ethernet Signals Complementary

I'm doing a little project, regarding a ethernet to fo converter but I have some doubts. The problem is how TX+ and TX- behaves, are those complementary? I mean if TX+ is high than TX- is low. My ...
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FCS verification of ethernet frame

i am trying to transmit a Ethernet frame from fpga to pc. my udp frame is: ...
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Communication between FPGA and PC via ethernet [duplicate]

I am trying to establish communication between a PC and an FPGA. I am using Atlys board of digilent company in which spartan-6 (xc6slx45csg324c) is connected to marevell 88E1111 phy chip. My frame ...
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Ethernet PHY Device read and write operation is not working

I am trying to Read and write the DM9161A PHY MII-register through EMAC ATSAM3x8e. ...
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Can the fake USB flash drive attack happen over Ethernet?

You may have seen the article This USB Drive Can Nuke A Computer where it shows how a flash drive shaped device can completely fry out all the components of a computer. This is very shocking (pun ...
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POE external Magnetics Alternative to magnetic RJ45 jack ieee803af

I can't use a magnetic jack for this POE PD (ieee803af), because we use another connector (M12). Looking for components to replace the internal magnetics, I found that almost all components and ...
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USB to Ethernet broadcaster

I have an industrial breathalysers that outputs its status via a USB 2.0 OTG port. What might be a suitable combination of processor and perhaps Ethernet chipset. I have not played with the modern ...
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Oscillator and output load

For the Ethernet application in my design using RMII interface, I need to drive two CMOS loads (two reference clock pins, one of a Freescale Kinetis K60 Microcontroller and one of a TI's PHY chip) ...
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Simulate modems and leased line over ethernet

I am using a leased line with two modems on the edges. Those modems receive x.21 protocol from db25 connector on their back and transmit to each other over the leased line. For some pairs of leased ...
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Problem in communication between STM32F429 with Ethernet PHY

I have problem in communication between STM32F429 with Ethernet PHY. I have Emcraft SOM(system on module) board, STM32F429 and Micrel Ethernet PHY IC interfaced or connected on SOM Board. I have taken ...
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What is the purpose of the statistics register present in the EMAC of the DMA in ATMELSAM3x8e controller?

At present, I am working on interfacing the EMAC module with my SAM3x - Taiji Uino board for high speed communication. When I was scanning through the internal structure of the EMAC,I came across this ...
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Impedance matching components with Ethernet

I’m designing a small switching circuit for 1000Base-T Ethernet and have a concern regarding impedance. The board design consists of 3 shielded Ethernet jacks and 4 DPDT relays (here) made for high ...
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Why is Bob Smith termination for Ethernet recommended if it's wrong?

I came across this article today (more detailed paper), which claims that the widely recommended Bob Smith termination (75-ohm resistor + 1000pF to chassis GND) may not be ideal (or correct). If this ...
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Ethernet Port Listener Throughput Maximisation

We have a distributed sensor network (12 nodes), using Ethernet as the backend protocol. These are networked at 100Mb/s to a single 1Gb/s link using a 16-port switch. I've previously seen Java and C ...
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Can I generate a 90° Clock signal with Xilinx's ODELAY for RGMII?

Some time ago I implemented a GMII interface for my Gigabit Ethernet core. Now I'm trying to do the same with the RGMII protocol. The reference implementation from Xilinx uses IDELAY[|E1|E2] ...
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Why are ethernet ports always upside-down?

I have noticed that in almost every board, RJ-45 Ethernet sockets are always soldered upside-down. Why are these sockets made this way? Wouldn't it be easier to make and solder them with the pins ...
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Does SGMII contain MDIO?

When connecting a NIC (Intel I210-IS) to an gigabit ethernet switch with integrated PHYs (Marvell 88E6176) using the SGMII interface, I came across the following question: Since SGMII is a serialized ...
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Purpose of the magnetics center tap in Ethernet [duplicate]

What how the magnetics center tap work in Ethernet HW configuration? I've read that it depends on the specification of the attached PHY, sometimes must be connected to the PHY's DC supply, but i can't ...
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Switching between two Ethernet magnetics and one simple Phy

I'm deep into a project and I would like to ask how can I switch 2 ethernet interfaces to single PHY. I know that there're some suitable analog switches for this purpose like MAX4890, but I don't ...
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Extend an rj45 Jack

I want to extend the Ethernet port (of my raspberry pi) using a short bit of cable plugges in into the Ethernet Port and solider to another rj45-jack. In the jack I have here, are some built-in coils ...
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High speed data from microcontrollers to pc using daisy chain

I have STM32F4 discovery boards. I have 30 such boards supporting maximum data of 128Mbps. The max data at any instance in complete system would be 300Mbps.I need to pick this data and send it to PC. ...
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Are solder bridges on chips always bad?

I just bought my Arduino Ethernet shield – a knock-off one for $10 instead of $60. I connected it up, but it doesn’t work – LEDs light up but do not blink, and no ethernet link is established ...
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2000-feet Ethernet connection for Internet and other data

I am building a house. It's located about 2000 feet away from the nearest Internet cable. I had to run our electrical service underground the whole way, and have already installed a conduit for ...
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communicating between computer and the board which has a microcontroller

I have a PC and Ethernet module(ENC28J60). I want to connect each other using socket and send data from PC to the Ethernet module. physically both r connected through LAN. I want to make my PC as the ...
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How to program enc28j60??

I read enc28j60 is unprogrammable directly from the computer but it has registers that I can program so how can I excactly do this.. is it programmed from the mcu connected to it through spi or is ...
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Ethernet components location

The normal ethernet components configuration: MAC <-> PHY <-> Magnetics <-> RJ45. My RJ45 connector must be mounted on the system box's front panel, so there must be a wire routed from the ...
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Pressure Sensor Calibration

Here's the situation: I need to verify the pressure sensor accuracy of a control board. I have a software to verify the pressure and I am using Ethernet Communication to communicate between my control ...
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Caculating baud rate of Ethernet per wire

I'm trying to find the answer to what should be a simple question. How do I calculate the physical rate bits are transmitted on an individual Ethernet wire? I am interested specifically in 100 Mbps ...
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Can an RMII phy be connected directly to another RMII phy

I have some Microchip (SMSC) LAN9303 Ethernet switches in my system. The LAN9303 is a 3-port switch which has 2 connections for twisted pair cables and one MII connection. The switch chips are some ...
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choosing diodes for a passive ethernet hub

I found several guidelines for building a passive ethernet hub, mostly quoting this. The guide specifies which diodes to use, but I cannot find them anywhere. What are the parameters I should search ...
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Is it possible to check an Ethernet twisted pair with a multimeter?

It would be useful to measure electrical parameters (such as I,U,R and perhaps L,C or other) at the end of the cable, when the other end is disconnected or connected, and analyze the physical layer of ...
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How is the capacity of link more for single network link

In networks capacity_of_link = bandwidth*propagation_delay My doubt is how can a same wire carry multiple signals? Is is because the wire is very long (still the wire can be either high or low). I ...
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Can a CAN bus support power over ethernet?

I'd like to reduce my loom for a battery box. Every time I run a line i.e. CAN or low voltage power, it has to be isolated from the master controller which communicates with each slave. I'd like to ...
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Arduino with Ethernet Shield Problem With External Power Supply [duplicate]

I asked this question at Arduino forum but nobody answered. In fact, my question seems familiar but there is a little trick. I use Arduino Mega with Ethernet shields (And also with screw shield) and ...
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Why do serpentine traces (supposedly) entail decreased ESD immunity?

In an Intel guideline for their 82579 Gigabit Ethernet controller I've read (p. 18) that a side effect of using serpentine traces on the MDI (which carries the actual Ethernet signals) leads to ...
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how to implement Ethernet with PIC, PIC18F97J60, PIC32MX(795F512L), ENC624J600, LAN8720A

My project is a data logger board which must mount a PIC of some kind to provide USB and Ethernet as a means to communicating with the board. I can develop this system into two products a low-end ...
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PHY device not responding to MDIO

Update: I have read more about this and what I can conclude is that the phy IC is not initialized correctly. Still no able to figure out how to initialize phy device. Please go through the code and ...
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Length Matching Differential Pairs

I am routing a PCB with an Ethernet connection and I am having a bit of trouble deciding on how best to route the TX and RX differential pairs. I have done the impedance calculations to figure out the ...
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Interface USB to micro controller [closed]

Following thing I want project. micro controller USB interface Ethernet Do I require external USB driver to get USB interface with microcontroller? Is it inbuilt in microcontroller? I am new to ...
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Can I link Ethernet chips on PCB? [duplicate]

I read up on the Raspberry Pi Compute unit and wanted to link a hand full for networking. Unfortunately, they do not come with native Ethernet, but USB. So I was thinking of linking each compute ...
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Using ethernet with a camera

I own one of those little pinhole 'spy cameras' that connect to your tv.and are powered by 5v? With an arduino and ethernet shield, would there be a way for me to create an IP camera type thing?
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On-Board connection of ethernet transceivers

Is it possible to connect two 1000-BaseT transceivers with each other? I have two transceivers, each of them has 4 twisted pairs that actually are meant to be connected to an RJ45 connector including ...
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What is the exact difference between SGMII and 1000Base-X?

I was wondering what the exact difference between SGMII and 1000Base-X is, because both seem very similar. Is the "big" difference only the physical medium they are supposed to be transmitted on? Both ...
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Termination resistors in Ethernet in Kilo-Ohms instead of Ohms?

When working with Ethernet, whether copper or optical fiber, why are the termination resistors always in a few ohms and never in kilo-ohms? Example: 49.9R on transmit & receive pair of PHY in ...