The WG82579LM datasheet says on page 225 (sec 13.1) that a reference schematic is available on developer.intel.com but I cannot find it.
Can someone point me to the reference schematic please?
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Yes. I am an electrical engineering designing a new motherboard. Please reference Intel's WG82579LM datasheet:
Page 225 (sec 13.1) states:
"A reference schematic is available as a separate document; please check Developer.intel.com or contact your Intel representative."
This is Intel's chip, which we have purchased already. My expectation is that Intel will provide the reference schematic per the datasheet so we can finish our motherboard design successfully.
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We already bought these parts thinking we'd have no problem getting hold of the reference schematic (promised to us in the aforementioned datasheet). Now I've spent hours trying to track it down and I'm about to give up. This part is like 10 years old, its not special. Why the reference schematic is not simply available in the public space like some newer Intel ethernet chips I have no idea.