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External PHY and Board Space Requirement

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A traditional Ethernet-enabled system (a) is built around an external PHY [physical layer of the open systems interconnection (OSI) model] requiring numerous passives and other components. When the Ethernet PHY is integrated into the MCU (b), board space requirements drop substantially, as do power consumption and system cost

32-bit ARM Cortex-M0+ based Freedom Platform of MCUs
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