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Choosing right Magnetics

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Can anyone please tell me what is the criteria for choosing the appropriate magnetics for RJ45 connectors and How it is made up ?
 

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Without further specifications, can we guess that "magnetics for RJ45 connectors" refers to an etnernet interface?

If so, there are different requirements for 100 and 1000 MBit/s PHYs, and partial differences between PHY types. So you better ask for the right magnetics for a specific PHY chip. It's usually specified in vendor datasheets and reference designs.

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So you are saying that the selection of proper magnetics depends only on the ethernet speed and the PHY chip? Or something else would be needed as information ?

Thanks in advance :)
 

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Without further specifications, can we guess that "magnetics for RJ45 connectors" refers to an etnernet interface?

If so, there are different requirements for 100 and 1000 MBit/s PHYs, and partial differences between PHY types. So you better ask for the right magnetics for a specific PHY chip. It's usually specified in vendor datasheets and reference designs.

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Yes.

There are some additional features that may be required, e.g. PoE, increased isolation voltage (e.g. for medical applications), RJ45 with integrated magnetics versus separated transformer.
 

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RJ45 with integrated magnetics versus separated transformer.

I guess magnetics are generally isolation transformers, am I right ? Or can we use chock coils also in place of transformer ?
 

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Ethernet transformers have a dedicated specification and are quite cheap, it doesn't make sense to use anything else as a replacement. Of course, if you understand the requirements, you are able to make your own transformer, or decide if a component designed for a different application would be suitable. It's more likely that designers go the opposite way, use a cheap ethernet transformer for a different application.
 

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