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Ethernet phy i211 without magnetics ?

ThierryB
Beginner
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Hi Intel community,

we'd like to connect i211 to another ETH PHY (a Marvell switch)  without the use of magnetics for board space matter. Is this doable ? if yes, is there a shareable application note (equivalent to https://www.intel.ru/content/dam/doc/application-note/8255x-fast-ethernet-controllers-without-magnet...) ?

Thanks in advance. Regards.

ThierryB

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Mike_Intel
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Hello ThierryB,


Thank you for posting in Intel Ethernet Communities. 


Before we proceed, let me clarify. Are you designing or building a board with embedded i211 network card?


If you have questions, please let us know. In case we do not hear from you, we will make a follow up after 3 workings days. Thank you.


Best regards,

Michael L.

Intel Customer Support Technicians


ThierryB
Beginner
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Hello Michael,

we are making TV Sat modulators on PCIe boards to be integrated in servers based on Intel x86.

i211 is connected to an ETH switch (Marvell IC) to address: 1/ our µProc for control and  firmware download, 2/ our FPGA for TSoIP. All these ICs on our PCIe boards.

As board area is critical, we'd like to get rid of magnetics in between i211 PHY  and ETH switch PHY

Best Regards.

ThierryB

Mike_Intel
Moderator
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Hello ThierryB,


Base on your inquiry, we have specific forum for these issues and I will be transferring this thread for faster response. 


Best regards,

Michael L.

Intel Customer Support Technicians



CarlosAM_INTEL
Moderator
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Hello, @ThierryB:

The  Intel(R) Ethernet Controllers 82580, I350, I210 Magnetic-less LAN Design Guide document # 480093 ha the information that may help you. It can be found when you are logged into your Resource & Design Center (RDC) privileged account on the following website:

http://www.intel.com/cd/edesign/library/asmo-na/eng/480093.htm

The RDC Account Support form is the channel to process your account update request or report any inconveniences with the provided site. It can be found at:

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/forms/support/my-intel-sign-on-support.html

Best regards,

@CarlosAM_INTEL.

mogmod
Beginner
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Hello, @CarlosAM_INTEL  :

I cannot get the document,
http://www.intel.com/cd/edesign/library/asmo-na/eng/480093.htm

I got "Error: Page Not Found".

Could you tell me where the document is?

CarlosAM_INTEL
Moderator
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Hello, @mogmod:

Thank you for contacting Intel Embedded Community.

You should find the Intel® Ethernet Controllers 82580, I350, I210 Magnetic-less LAN Design Guide document # 480093 when you are logged into your Resource and Design Center (RDC) privileged account on the following website:

https://cdrdv2.intel.com/v1/dl/getContent/480093

You should fill out the form stated on the following website when you have problems with the provided website or want to update your RDC account:

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/forms/support/my-intel-sign-on-support.html

Best regards,

@CarlosAM_INTEL.

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