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PCI/PCI-X Family of Gigabit Ethernet Controllers Software Developer’s Manual 82540EP/EM, 82541xx, 82544GC/EI, 82545GM/EM, 82546GB/EB, and 82547xx

PCI/PCI-X GbE Family of Controllers: Software Developer’s Manual


This document serves as a software developer’s manual for the Intel® 82546GB/EB, 82545GM/EM, 82544GC/EI, 82541(PI/GI/EI), 82541ER, 82547GI/EI, and 82540EP/EM Gigabit Ethernet Controllers. Throughout this manual references are made to the PCI/PCI-X Family of Gigabit Ethernet Controllers or Ethernet controllers. Unless specifically noted, these references apply to all the Ethernet controllers listed above.


The PCI/PCI-X Family of Gigabit Ethernet Controllers are highly integrated, high-performance Ethernet LAN devices for 1000 Mb/s, 100 Mb/s and 10 Mb/s data rates. They are optimized for LAN on Motherboard (LOM) designs, enterprise networking, and Internet appliances that use the Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) and PCI-X bus.

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