why haven't ethernet connectors changed?
joelja at bogus.com
Thu Dec 20 18:34:34 UTC 2012
the 8p8c connector is durable.
The connector predates twisted pair ethernet by a decade or more.
you could also ask about 1/4" TRS which is still in use albiet not in
phone systems for about 100 years longer.
On 12/20/12 10:20 AM, Michael Thomas wrote:
> I was looking at a Raspberry Pi board and was struck with how large
> the ethernet
> connector is in comparison to the board as a whole. It strikes me:
> connectors haven't changed that I'm aware in pretty much 25 years.
> Every other
> cable has changed several times in that time frame. I imaging that if
> cared, ethernet cables could be many times smaller. Looking at wiring
> etc, it seems like it might be a big win for density too.
> So why, oh why, nanog the omniscient do we still use rj45's?
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