I'm working in an application where I have to use different connector type system as a Ethernet plug. I did test this already in a single cable inserting this connector in the middle acting as a breakout and it works.
For the final design one of the solutions is to populate a standard RJ45 on the PCB and then make an adapter from the Ethernet plug to our connector system. This should work fine but the problem is that it takes quite a lot of space into the PCB enclosure.
Another solution which would solve the space issue is to use a magnetics IC like this one and solder the Ethernet pairs directly into the PCB board but not sure if this would work fine, I have not seen any working examples/applications of this...
Does anyone know if this last solution (magnetics IC + soldering pairs) would work fine?