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FPGA-PHY layer

Kris4
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Hi,

 

I'm quite new to PHY implementation. I would like to do it on FPGA( EP2C5144TC8). I need to connect it to a network card through ethernet port, which would be connected to fpga pins. Do you have any suggestions or ideas how to do it, and possibly  in the easiest way?

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ak6dn
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Well, the easiest way would be an existing FPGA development board with etherNet support.

Something like this is pretty inexpensive way to get started. About US$100 at most suppliers.

https://www.terasic.com.tw/cgi-bin/page/archive.pl?Language=English&CategoryNo=253&No=1140&PartNo=2#...

 

It is not a CycloneII EP2C5 which is at this point old, almost obsolete, technology. But a more recent Cyclone10 LP series part.

If you are specifically looking for EP2C5 (or any CycloneII series part) you are going to be disappointed.

The EP2C5 is a pretty low end part and not common in development boards.

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