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I210-IS SGMII interface Custom Software



We are finishing a new design with I210-IS chip, Marvell 88E6390 chip, and Yocto Linux BSP.

The connection between the two chips is done using SGMII link on port 9 of the Marvell Switch.

The MDIO bus available on the I210-IS will also be used to control/manage the Marvell Switch.

Intel documents (such as Check-List) make mention of this: "When using SGMII, standard Intel software is setup to operate with the Marvell* 88E1111. Custom software is required for operation with other SGMII devices."

My questions :

Does this Custom software is a special NVM image to be flashed in the EEPROM of the I210?


Does this Custom software is the standard Linux driver with a custom patch?

In any case, Is it possible to get this Custom Software?

Thanks in advance

Best Regards

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Hello, JC.RERAT :

Thank you for contacting Intel Embedded Community.

The information that may answer your questions is stated in the answer to the question 2.16, on page 8 of the https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/faqs/ethernet-controller-i210-i211-faq.pdf Intel(R) Ethernet Controller I210 / I211 Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs] document # 335346.

By the way, the https://cdrdv2.intel.com/v1/dl/getContent/513655 Intel Ethernet Controller I210 and I211- AT Production NVM Images document # 513655 is accessible when you are logged into your Resource & Design Center (RDC) privileged account. It can be requested by filling out the https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/forms/design/contact-support.html RDC Account Support form.

We hope that this information may help you.

Best regards,


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