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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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Ethernet Transmission with one MAC and Multiple PHYs

I have been recently learning about ethernet subsystem. I see that the MDIO interface is shared across multiple (upto 32) PHYs from a single MAC and each PHY's state can be accessed using the 5-bit ...
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Embedded Ethernet Solution w/ PoE+; SPI or MII?

I am currently undertaking my first hardware design attempt of an embedded Ethernet project w/ PoE+. I have experience working with embedded systems with Ethernet (mostly ARM M3/M4 processors with ...
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MDIO bus pull-ups

What is the proper way to connect multiple ethernet devices via MDIO bus? I know that MDIO (similarly to I2C) is open drain, so I think that I need (just as in I2C) two 1-4, 7 kOhm pull-ups both for ...
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Reverse MII and TXER, RXER pins

I've got two ethernet ICs that should be put back to back with reverse MII mode. For this, I should cross the TX and RX pins and the application note of the reverse MII chip says, the TXER and RXER ...
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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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Using SMI to check speed of ethernet phy

I am trying to use the ethernet PHY which comes with my Digilent Nexus 4 DDR, a Microchip LAN8720A (datasheet). I wrote a controller which lets me read and write values to the smi registers using the ...
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Ethernet MII Timings MAC<->PHY

I am a student working on my graduation project, which will need an Ethernet interface. For such job I choose a microcontroller with built in MAC (STM32F777BIT) and for the PHY, the LAN 8740. I have ...
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Lan9500 to Switch (KSZ8795) MII wiring

I'm an experienced analog/power designer that's been asked by a coworker to scrub a digital design. He's pretty junior, but a good friend, so I am helping. (So now we're BOTH in trouble. ;-P We ...