I'm laying out a PCB with 100Mbps Ethernet (SMSC LAN8710 Phy), a Pulse 1102FNL magnetics transformer plus the RJ45 [a MagJack isn't an option]. The transformer - probably as with most? - is 16 pin, with the RJ45-side Rx on pins 9/11 and Tx on 14/16. I appreciate that the diff pairs are important w.r.t. layout but there's also the centre taps, with their associated termination components. Is it best to keep these routed direct to the RJ45 pins, even if nestled between the Tx/Rx diff pairs, or to prioritise the diff pairs and route these taps around the sides etc? Ta
Appreciate it's hard to review a screenshot, but here's a revised layout. The thick green line is the boundary between system ground and RJ45 chassis; the dotted green under the mags is a 'voided' area in the ground plane (not extended fully to the top of the mags because the right-hand diff pair is coming under and around). 'Bob Smith' components are R201/R204/R205/R206/C203.
The (blue) bottom layer tracks running horizontally are low-speed - drives to some/from LEDs, and a low-current tap off of the 3v3 rail.