Just ordered the PCBs

A project log for ╬╝Diff: Long distance digital signals over RJ45

A simple 50mmx44mm module to route power and differential signals (RS-485) over RJ-45

Alexander WilliamsAlexander Williams 04/11/2021 at 09:370 Comments

I started/completed this design over the weekend and ordered some initial PCBs from JLCPCB.

I'm hoping it'll work as designed without requiring any changes (haha, yeah right!). In the meantime, I've already begun work on v02 which will have SMD components.

I created the through-hole version because I know a lot of people (including myself) still enjoy soldering components by hand. The SMD version will be for those who just want to get these boards up and running with little fuss. The parts and layout will probably differ greatly, so I'll post v02 in a new project once it's moved forward sufficiently.