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i210 EEPROM contents: CopperTP vs. FIBRE

LFelt
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Hello intel,

I've got an EEPROM attached to an i.MX6 via PCIe. I can program the EEPROM over PCIe and then the i210 reports the correct PCI VID:PID of 8086:1533.

ethtool reports:

# ethtool enp1s0

Settings for enp1s0:

Supported ports: [ FIBRE ]

Supported link modes: 100baseT/Full

1000baseT/Full

Supported pause frame use: Symmetric

Supports auto-negotiation: Yes

Advertised link modes: Not reported

Advertised pause frame use: No

Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes

Speed: Unknown!

Duplex: Unknown! (255)

Port: FIBRE

PHYAD: 0

Transceiver: external

Auto-negotiation: on

Supports Wake-on: pumbg

Wake-on: g

Current message level: 0x00000007 (7)

drv probe link

Link detected: no

But I'd like to use the TP port, not fibre.

Does this depend only on the EEPROM contents?

Where can I get the EEPROM contents configured for a plain i210 twisted pair (copper) port?

Best regards,

Lo

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idata
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Hi Lo,

 

 

Thank you for the post. I will check for you about the eeprom contents, will update you once there is any finding.

 

 

rgds,

 

wb

 

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idata
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Hi Lo,

 

 

Further checking, you need to contact your field application engineer and also need a NDA (Non disclosure agreement) for support. Please try contacting your FAE or the point of purchase where you got the i210.

 

 

Thanks,

 

wb

 

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idata
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Hi Lo,

 

 

Have you contacted the field application engineer for further assistance?

 

 

Thanks,

 

wb

 

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LFelt
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Hi wb,

thanks for your reply. The project volume is too low for intel to go though the hassle for a CNDA, so I didn't get any futher information from intel.

I found the cause myself: the EMS mounted a wrong type of i210, there are at least two different i210 types: one for TP and one for FIBRE.

If someone else needs to look it up: The data sheet does not explain package markings but the errata does.

Best regards,

Lo2

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idata
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Hi Lo,

 

 

Thank you for the update and the clarification. I am glad that you manage to find the cause and fix the issue. Can you share me the link about the errata you mentioned.

 

 

Thanks,

 

wb

 

 

 

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LFelt
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Hi wb,

here's the link to intels errata document for the i210:

http://www.intel.de/content/www/de/de/embedded/products/networking/i210-ethernet-controller-spec-update.html Intel® Ethernet Controller I210: Specification Update

package markings -> see chapter 1.2 Marking Diagrams.

Regards,

Lo

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idata
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Hi Lo,

 

 

Thank you for sharing the information.

 

 

rgds,

 

wb

 

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