My name is Vitaliy.
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Can we use the I350-AM2, without EEPROM? using only SMBus without changing the bus speed (maximum frequency of 100 KHz).
We have restrictions in the board dimensions, so we want to remove EEPROM chip.
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We are checking your case and we will contact you with additional information as soon as possible.
The I350 supports EEPROM-less operation with the following limitations:
All initialization values usually taken from the EEPROM should be done by the host driver.
Please check the following link for reference: http://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/datasheets/ethernet-controller-i350-data... Intel Ethernet Controller I350 Datasheet.
Please let us know if you have any other question.
The information you seek is available in the following package file, Document # 348742, https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/www/us/en/library/intelligent-systems.results.html# keyword%3D348742 Intel Network Connection Tools 20.1 PV - LAN Software Tools, it is classified as Intel confidential which requires a CDNA between your company and Intel as well as a Privilege EDC account. To learn more about the benefits of a Privilege please go to http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/embedded/embedded-design-center-support.html http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/embedded/embedded-design-center-support.html then click on "APPLY NOW" found under the heading, "Apply for extras with privilege access to the Intel EDC". After you submit the application, please let me know and I will expedite the review of your application.
I too need a "dev starter" EEPROM image for an i350 chip. This is for an in house developed ARM board. We already have a Intel i350 add-in board working with a mini-itx-7z045 Xilinx Zynq development board (ARM Cortex A-9). We have created a custom board based on this design. I have an in house developed tool to use Linux ethtool commands to read and/or write to the eeprom. I just need an image to program to the virgin eeprom. I have seen references to ARMeeprom tool, which may prove useful. I have applied as a "preferred" developer and been accepted with a CNDA in place. The link provided by Gabriel Thomas did not seem relevant to my problem (no images, just kernel drivers). How can I get the "dev starter" EEPROM image and also possibly ARMeeprom tool?