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Control Ethernet external mcu instead of nios

Altera_Forum
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hi! everybody 

because System design requirements,I want to Control Ethernet external mcu instead of niosII. I glanced at the datasheet,the ehernet IP interface is comminucate to niosII with avalon bus。 

if i only minic the avalon bus timing to use MCU control ethernet instead of nios。 

 

i have not use Ethernet and niosII before,some body who can give me some 

detailed sugestion!  

thankyou!
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Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
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What is the reason not to use Nios? Nios II/e is really small cpu. 

 

If You want to control the PHY using external CPU, then connect PHY MDIO to that CPU.
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