LPC1769  + LAN8720 is it necessarily?

Discussion created by lpcware Employee on Jun 15, 2016
Latest reply on Jun 15, 2016 by lpcware
Content originally posted in LPCWare by zzz on Fri Oct 28 10:01:46 MST 2011
I am creating an LPC1769 board since I dont want to permanently install my LPCxpresso in the project. I noticed with the mbed they dont use this LAN8720 and just connect the magjack directly to the lpc1769.
Do I actually need to put this LAN8720 Ethernet transceiver? What exactly is it doing?