FPGA, SoC, And CPLD Boards And Kits
FPGA Evaluation and Development Kits
Announcements
Intel Support hours are Monday-Fridays, 8am-5pm PST, except Holidays. Thanks to our community members who provide support during our down time or before we get to your questions. We appreciate you!

Need Forum Guidance? Click here
Search our FPGA Knowledge Articles here.

Two ethernet cards

Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
806 Views

Hello all, 

does anybody experience with two ethernet card in board ETHERNET-HSMC Card from Terasic ? Is possible to use two ethernet chip in one hw.design and in one program ?  

 

Thank you very much for your answer. 

 

Jan Naceradsky, Czech Republic
0 Kudos
2 Replies
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
77 Views

Sure it's possible 

In the hw you only need to duplicate the ethernet controller (TSE or whatever) and the related components, like DMAs or descriptor memory. 

The sw part can be a bit more tricky: it depends on how you use the Ethernet interfaces; I mean tcp stack, raw ethernet packet rx/tx or other.
Altera_Forum
Honored Contributor II
77 Views

Ok, thank you for your answer. 

I tried to create design with two igor mac (PHY DP83848) and it looks well. 

But can you suggest me PHY with gigabit speed ?  

I use DP83848, but it is 10/100Mbps. In some boards from Terasic they use Marvell 88E1111, but now i can not find in any electronic supplier - Digikey, Mouser ...  

 

Thank you again. 

 

Jan
Reply