Intel® 82546GB Dual Port GbE Controller: Product Brief
The Intelligent Way to Connect
• Dual port single-chip configuration simplifies designs
• Footprint compatibility for flexible designs
• Enhanced manageability and system health monitoring with ASF 1.0 and SMBus 2.0
The Intel® 82546GB Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet Controller incorporates two full Gigabit Ethernet MAC and PHY layer functions and Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes) on a single, compact component. Packaged in a 21x21mm PBGA, the 82546GB Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet Controller provides dual port functionality without requiring additional board space for the component.
The Intel 82546GB integrates Intel’s fourth-generation Gigabit MAC design, with fully integrated, physical-layer circuitry, to provide two standard IEEE 802.3 Ethernet interfaces for1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 10BASE-Tapplications (802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab). For Ethernet on the backplane and fiber-optic applications, the Intel 82546GB’s two integrated SerDes support1000BASE-X (802.3z). In addition, the controller provides a single, direct Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) 2.3 and PCI-X 1.0a compliant bus that operates as a single multi-function device on the bus at clock frequencies up to 133MHz.
The Intel 82546GB on-board SMBus port enables enhanced manageability and system health monitoring via the LAN. With SMBus, management packets can be routed to or from a management processor. The SMBus port enables industry standards such as IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) to be implemented with the82546GB. In addition, ASF 1.0 (Alert Standard Format) circuitry provides alerting and remote-control capabilities with standardized interfaces.
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