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MShad2
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XL710 eeprom image

I am looking for a way to update the EEPROM image for a single lane XL710. We are developing a custom PCB using the IC purchased from arrow electronics but have been unable to locate a way to obtain the EEPROM image or .bin file. For now we have taken the physical EEPROM chip off a purchased card from Amazon and everything appears to work. We have a 10G link up with throughputs in the 800MB/s. this process is very time consuming and costly, so it will not be ideal during production. Also this image is from a dual lane chip so we have a second lane showing up in Linux which is phantom. Ive heard EEUPDATE or the NVM tool is capable of programming the EEPROM in system but at this point even the image for a single lane chip would be sufficient as we can program the chip before it is soldered in place. Any help is appreciated, thanks.

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CarlosAM_INTEL
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Hello, marcshadish:

Thank you for contacting Intel Embedded Community.

Please use the https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/24769/Non-Volatile-Memory-NVM-Update-Utility-for-Intel-Eth... Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Update Utility for Intel(R) Ethernet Converged Network Adapter XL710 and X710 Series.

It is important to let you know that the proper information to solve any third party design should be provided by the manufacturer because Intel provides generic drivers and NVM images.

We hope that this information may help you.

Best regards,

Carlos_A.

MShad2
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Thank you for your quick response. It is important to note that we are the manufacturer in this case and not the end user. Since we are incorporating this chip into our product we need to be capable of things such as programming the MAC Address and configuring the chip which NMV tool doesn't seem to be capable of. We have previously used tools such as EEUPDATE and LANCONF on things like the i210 and 82576 Ethernet chips. Is there a copy of these we can obtain through NDA to program these chips? If not can you please point us in the right direction?

CarlosAM_INTEL
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Hello, marcshadish:

Thanks for your reply.

The information that may help you is stated in the https://cdrd.intel.com/v1/dl/getContent/564666 Intel Ethernet Controller XL710/X710 production NVM images 5.05 document # 564666.

This document is classified as Intel confidential, which requires a CDNA between your company and Intel as well as a Privileged Resource & Design Center (RDC) account. It can be requested by filling out the form stated at the following website:

https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/www/us/en/forms/design/registration-privileged.html

We hope that this information may help you.

Best regards,

Carlos_A.

MShad2
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This is exactly what I needed, thank you.

CarlosAM_INTEL
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Hello, marcshadish:

We are glad to hear that your problem has been solved.

Please do not hesitate to contact us again if you have more questions related to Intel Embedded products.

Best regards,

Carlos_A.

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