• Single-chip solution for LAN on Motherboard (LOM) and
network interface card (NIC) applications
• Integrated 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T transceivers
• 10/100/1000 triple-speed MAC
• Host interfaces
- PCI v2.2—32/64 bits, 33/66 MHz
- PCI-X v1.0—64 bits, 66/100/133 MHz
• Ultra-deep 96-KB on-chip packet buffer
• Dual high-speed RISC cores with 16-KB caches
- Programmable, in-line packet classification
• SMBus 2.0 controller
• On-chip power circuit controller and Wake on LAN (WOL)
power switching circuit
Performance features:
• TCP, IP, UDP checksum
• TCP segmentation
• CPU task offload
• Adaptive interrupts
• Ultra-deep 96-KB packet buffer
Robust manageability:
• PXE 2.0 remote boot
• Alert Standard Format—ASF 1.0 support
• Wake on LAN
• Out-of-box (OOB) Wake on LAN
• Intelligent platform management interface (IPMI), version 1.5
• Statistic gathering (SNMP MIB II, Ethernet-like MIB, Ethernet
• Comprehensive diagnostic and configuration software suite
• ACPI 1.1a compliant multiple power modes
Advanced network features:
• Priority queuing—802.1p layer 2 priority encoding; support for
four priority queues
• Virtual LANs—802.1q VLAN tagging; support for up to 64
• Jumbo frames (9 KB)
• 802.3x flow control
Advanced server features:
• Link aggregation—802.3ad, GEC/FEC, Smart Load
Balancing™ (supports heterogeneous teams)
• Heterogeneous, mixed-speed failover
• PCI Hot-Plug support
Low-power, 0.13-um CMOS design
• 400-pin FBGA package
• 3.3V I/Os (5V tolerant)
• Industry’s smallest 10/100/1000 MAC+PHY solution—power
and space optimized for LOM and low-profile NIC
Completely backward-compatible:
• To existing 10/100 network infrastructure
• To existing PCI-based desktop and server platforms
• PCI-X interface, on-chip programmable CPUs, ASF support
Performance focused—optimized for throughput and CPU
• Adaptive interrupts
• PCI-X eliminates PCI bottlenecks
• Ultra-deep 96-KB packet buffer lowers CPU utilization and
avoids PCI congestion
• CPU task offloads reduces utilization level of CPU
Robust and highly manageable
• PXE 2.0, ACPI 1.1a, Wake on LAN, ASF 1.0, IPMI
• Integrated cable testing—link quality, length, pair skew, pair
polarity, pair swap
Advanced features
• VLAN, priority queuing, jumbo frames
• RISC processors for advanced packet classification
Server class reliability, availability, and performance features
• Link aggregation and load balancing
• Switch-dependent
• 802.3ad (LACP), generic trunking (GEC/FEC)
• Switch- and NIC-independent
• Smart Load Balancing™—unique technology that supports
heterogeneous teams, and can operate with any switch
• Failover
• Smart Load Balancing allows heterogeneous failover
• PCI Hot Plug
Low-power for zero airflow implementations
• 0.13-um CMOS design
• Advanced power management
Space savings for LOM
• 400-pin FBGA package
• No external memory
• Integrated power circuitry