The Intel® 82579 Gigabit Ethernet PHY is single port, and it connects to the platform’s integrated media access controller (MAC) through a dedicated interconnect. The 82579 supports operation at data rates of 1000/100/10 Mb/s. The PHY circuitry provides a standard IEEE 802.3 Ethernet interface for 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 10BASE-T applications (802.3, 802.3u, and 802.3ab).
¹ The integrated LAN controller is incorporated into the Intel® 6 series chipset.
Bring Up Guide: Instructions to enable and power up the integrated LAN device. (v.001, Mar. 2010)
Specification Update: Include errata, spec, and software changes and clarifications. (v.002.5, Oct. 2012)