I'm trying to transmit Ethernet through relays. I'm using relays because I need them to switch to another signal path, and I'm specifically going to use relays and not other switching devices so that things are fail-safe and still provide a path when my device controlling the relays is off. So, I wonder if anybody out here knows can I safely transmit 100 Mb/s Ethernet through relays? I'm a bit worried because the spec says that Ethernet must be transferred through 100 Ohm impedance (unshielded twisted pair).
- Will the signal be ok?
- Are there timing issues or any other issues with doing this?