Cheap Chip Woes - Ethernet Switch

A project log for Integrated HUB - Ethernet, USB, RS232

Swiss Army Switch - Ethernet Switch, USB HUB, USB-Ethernet and USB-RS232 Adatper

jesse-farrellJesse Farrell 05/16/2024 at 05:200 Comments

After getting most of the peripherals figured out in the design, I started delving deeper into the datasheets for the core components. I should be doing this earlier in my design, but this is a hobby project dang-it, I think I’m allotted a handful of poor decisions.

Most of the parts had reasonably clear documentation, except for the cheap ethernet switch I selected early in the design. I’ve added the datasheet to the documents if you want to play along. Among the general lack of reference designs, I found the following…