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AChav23
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Can I use intel i210/i211/i340/i350 to test my IEEE1588 ptp based system? Does it have PPS output?

Hi,

I have IEEE1588 PTP based system. I want to test it using intel NIC card(i210/i211/i340/i350) by configuring this card as master and my system as slave.

My question are:

  1. Does ieee1588 PTP is supported in i210, i211, i340 and i350 NIC cards?
  2. Does this card has PPS output, if yes how can I find it?
  3. Does this NIC card support linux PTP Application?

Waiting for your response.

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CrisselleF_C_Intel
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Hello AChav23,

 

Thank you for posting in Intel Ethernet Communities. Please let us check on your query. We will get back to yo within 1-3 business days.

 

Hoping for your patience.

 

Best regards,

Crisselle C

Intel Customer Support

A Contingent Worker at Intel

CrisselleF_C_Intel
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Hello AChav23,

 

Thank you for the patience on this matter.

 

Please refer to below details for our response to your query.

 

1. Does ieee1588 PTP is supported in i210, i211, i340 and i350 NIC cards?

Based on the Product Brief and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) of the i210, i211, i340 and i350 NIC cards, IEEE1588 is supported. Please visit below links for reference.

 

Intel® Ethernet Controller I210/I211 Frequently Asked Questions 

https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/faqs/ethernet-controller-i210-i211-faq....

 

Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I340: Product Brief

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/docs/network-io/ethernet/10-25-40-gigabit-adapters/...

 

Intel® Ethernet Server Adapter I350: Product Brief

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/docs/network-io/ethernet/10-25-40-gigabit-adapters/...

 

Intel® Ethernet Controller I350 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/faqs/ethernet-controller-i350-faq.pdf

Does the Intel device driver support the 1588 protocol standard? 

Though the I350 supports the 1588 protocol standard, the device driver does not. Each application is unique and requires customers to develop their own custom driver to support this feature. 

 

2. Does this card has PPS output, if yes how can I find it?

In case you are looking for the PPS pins on I210-T1, there is no PPS pin on the physical board. We have looked at the schematic for I210 and it shows the 4 SDP pins (Software Defined Pins). The other pins are likely LED.

We can provide the reference schematic if necessary. But this will require Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) or to register with Resource & Design Center (RDC).

 

3. Does this NIC card support linux PTP Application?

IEEE1588 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/faqs/ieee1588-faq.pdf

Do Intel software device drivers support PTP?

Currently, Windows operating systems provide no support for IEEE 1588, and support in Linux is only emerging. Because of this, the only software device drivers that support IEEE1588 are the Linux drivers for the 82576, 82580, and I350 controllers. These software device drivers provide an interface for the operating system and PTP applications to the time stamping functions in the Ethernet controller, but do not currently provide an interface to tune the internal clock. Driver support for other devices is coming soon. Although software device driver support does not exist for all devices and all operating systems, PTP applications in any operating system can still use the Intel hardware time stamping functionality in any device by interacting directly with the Ethernet controller. PTP applications for Intel-based NICs exist for both Windows and Linux.

 

Do Intel ethernet drivers support IEEE 1588 in Linux* or Windows*?

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000033862/network-and-io/ethernet-products....

 

We are also sharing this link as this might be helpful on your request as it mentioned i210

http://linuxptp.sourceforge.net/

 

In case you have additional questions and clarifications, please let us know.

 

Looking forward to hear from you.

 

Best regards,

Crisselle C

Intel Customer Support

A Contingent Worker at Intel

AChav23
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Thank You for your response.

 

The PPS output is not available in i210. So I am planning to generate 1Hz clock on SDP(this is possible as per the information I got from i210 datasheet 7.8.3.3.3 Synchronized Output Clock on SDP Pins).

My question is

  1. Does intel i210 NIC card board has SDP pins accessible(through some kind port). It will be better if I can get pinout of the board or some board datasheet.
  2. Where I can buy this i210-T1 NIC card.
CrisselleF_C_Intel
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Hello  AChav23,

 

Thank you for the reply

 

Please allow us to check on this. Rest assured that we will provide an update within 3 business days.

 

Hoping for your patience.

 

Best regards,

Crisselle C

Intel Customer Support

A Contingent Worker at Intel

CrisselleF_C_Intel
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Hello AChav23,

 

Good day!

 

While we are still checking on this, can you share if you have Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) signed with us?

 

Looking forward to your response.

 

Best regards,

Crisselle C

Intel Customer Support

A Contingent Worker at Intel

AChav23
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No I have not signed any NDA with intel.

Do I need sign that to get the above information? if yes How can I get this NDA?

CrisselleF_C_Intel
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Hello AChav23,

 

Thank you for the prompt reply.

 

Please allow us to continue to check on your request and the information needed to sign the NDA. Rest assured that we will provide an update as soon as possible but not later than 3 business days.

 

Hoping for your patience.

 

Best regards,

Crisselle C

Intel Customer Support

A Contingent Worker at Intel

CrisselleF_C_Intel
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Hello AChav23,

 

Thank you for the patience on this matter.

 

1.) Does intel i210 NIC card board has SDP pins accessible(through some kind port). It will be better if I can get pinout of the board or some board datasheet.

We have sent a private message to you requesting for your email address. Please check your inbox.

2.) Where I can buy this i210-T1 NIC card.

You may visit this link to find a reseller near you.

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/find-a-reseller.html

 

Looking forward to your response.

 

Best regards,

Crisselle C

Intel Customer Support

A Contingent Worker at Intel

CrisselleF_C_Intel
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Hello AChav23,

 

Thank you for the reply.

 

We already received your private message. We will continue to check on your request regarding the NDA and give you an update within 1-3 business days.

 

Hoping for your patience.

 

Best regards,

Crisselle C

Intel Customer Support

A Contingent Worker at Intel

CrisselleF_C_Intel
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Hello AChav23,

 

How are you doing today?

 

We have sent you an email regarding the NDA request, kindly check your inbox.

 

Awaiting to your reply.

 

Best regards,

Crisselle C

Intel Customer Support

A Contingent Worker at Intel

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