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Connecting KSZ8863RLL to a MAC using RMII

(Edited to ask further question about the MDIO/MDC pins.) I'm adding a Lantronix xPico 250 to an embedded deivce to provide WiFi access. The device has an ARM based SOM which includes a PHY and there ...
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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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Ethernet RMII on two layer PCB

INTRODUCTION: I'm aiming to design an Ethernet connected system as a hobby ( ie. plenty of time but not wishing to spend much ). My design constraints would ideally be sticking to a 2 layer 100mm x ...
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RGMII and RMII backwards compatibility

According to Wikipedia: GMII [...] is backwards compatible with the media-independent interface (MII) But is RGMII backwards compatible with RMII? I'm asking this because I'm making a schematic ...
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How to convert RMII signals to LVPECL signals

As far as I understand the RMII output signal of an ethernet PHY is a TTL signal (at least according to wikipedia). I need to convert these into LVPECL signals. So on the one side I have something ...
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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 ...