I wanted to suggest a new “Ethernet ready” module.
The main goal would be to have the smallest possible form factor .NET Micro module that includes everything to connect to Ethernet with the lowest possible price. Including the RJ45 connector or not would have to be determined based on design and cost analysis.
Something simple with basically the MCU, memory and power supply/management. What other features and which signal pins would be made available depends on the available board space.
I’m aware that there is support now to plug third party Ethernet modules to existing .NET micro modules or even USBizi chipsets but that requires integration at board design, causes issues in production and increases the required area/volume of the end product.
Such a module would be a “direct replacement” (with a lot of advantages for people switching to .NET micro) for competitor devices such as Tibbo modules, Lantronix XPort , FLYPORT and others.
On a second round having a similar module but WiFi ready would be awesome, but lets take one step at a time!