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ssurf
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Intel network cards (ethernet, wireless) - software developer's manual ?

Hi all.

i can't find software developer's manuals for Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 (and some other ethernet cards also from intel).

As i will have to start writing software drivers for many intel network cards (ethernet & wireless mainly) for Bare Metal environment (no OS) on classical intel x86/x64 PCs, i would like to have access to intel developer's manuals for these network cards.

Any idea where i could get them ?

Thanks for your help, and sorry if i forget rules to ask my question on the right forum, as i'm new here ;(

Regards,

ari.

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Marcelo_M_Intel
Employee
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Hello ari,

Welcome to the Intel Embedded Community.

We are checking your case and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Regards,

Marcelo Montero

ssurf
Novice
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ok thanks...i'm waiting...

Other intel chipsets i'm looking for dev manuals:

- Ethernet Connection I217-V

- 21140

regards.

Marcelo_M_Intel
Employee
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Hello ari,

 

There are no Developer's Manual for a specific NIC.

Can you please describe what do you have, and what configurations do you need in your system ? There are design guides for chipsets development, but not for adapters.

Regards,

 

Marcelo Montero
Marcelo_M_Intel
Employee
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Hello ari,

Please refer to the following documents:

https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/manuals/64-ia-32-architectures-soft... Combined Volume Set of Intel® 64 and IA-32 Architectures Software Developer's Manuals (Document 325462) This document contains all seven volumes of the Intel 64 and IA-32 Architectures Software Developer's Manual: Basic Architecture, Instruction Set Reference A-M, Instruction Set Reference NZ, Instruction Set Reference, and the System Programming Guide, Parts 1, 2 and 3. Refer to all seven volumes when evaluating your design needs.

If you need to review a specific volume:

https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/manuals/64-ia-32-architectures-soft... Volume 1: Basic Architecture

https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/manuals/64-ia-32-architectures-soft... Volume 2A: Instruction Set Reference, A-M

https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/manuals/64-ia-32-architectures-soft... Volume 2B: Instruction Set Reference, N-Z

https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/manuals/64-ia-32-architectures-soft... Volume 2C: Instruction Set Reference

https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/manuals/64-ia-32-architectures-soft... Volume 3A: System Programming Guide, Part 1

https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/manuals/64-ia-32-architectures-soft... Volume 3B: System Programming Guide, Part 2

https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/manuals/64-ia-32-architectures-soft... Volume 3C: System Programming Guide, Part 3

Referring to bare metal (cloud computing?) , are you going to use a specific OS and kernel later, any specific configuration?

 

I hope this is useful, let me know if you need anything else.

Regards,

Marcelo Montero

ssurf
Novice
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Hi.

Thanks for your responses.

You are right, my question is not clear enough

I'm looking for dev manuals for intel network controllers like this one :

PCI/PCI-X GbE Family of Controllers: Software Developer's Manual

Same manual here:

http://www.intel.fr/content/dam/doc/manual/pci-pci-x-family-gbe-controllers-software-dev-manual.pdf http://www.intel.fr/content/dam/doc/manual/pci-pci-x-family-gbe-controllers-software-dev-manual.pdf

It will be better if there is a central repository for all intel network controllers/adapters dev manuals.

As i only work on bare metal (no OS: i use my own boot loader to boot and run my program coded by myself) environments (x86/x64 motherboards only: PCs, notebooks, mini-pc, stick pc, ...) having intel network controllers installed, i need others dev manuals for these intel network controllers.

some others network controllers/adapters:

- Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 (wifi)

- Ethernet Connection I217-V (ethernet)

- intel centrino wireless-N 2230

- intel 21140-based pci fast ethernet adapter (ethernet)

Any idea where i can find dev manuals for above network controllers/adapters (family controllers dev manuals are enough) like the above link ?

Maybe i'm not in the right forum ?

Regards.

ps: sorry for double posting in hardware forum.

Natalie_Z_Intel
Employee
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Adding another comment from hardware then deleted the hardware string so that all comments are in one space:

reply from ari in Hardware - /message/12342?et=watches.email.thread# 12342 View the full discussion

i found dev manual for i217 network controller here :

https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/www/us/en/embedded/products/networking/ethernet-controller-i217-sp... https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/www/us/en/embedded/products/networking/ethernet-controller-i217-sp...

I found this link above, after hours of searching the web, and finally get the following site :

http://wiki.osdev.org/Intel_Ethernet_i217 http://wiki.osdev.org/Intel_Ethernet_i217

So, i could not imagine the time to search other mentioned network controllers/adapters above

Marcelo_M_Intel
Employee
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Hello ari,

 

Did you manage to get all the information?

 

If you need anything don't hesitate to contact Intel.

 

 

Regards,

Marcelo Montero

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