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Intel® 82559 Fast Ethernet Controller
Overview
 
Intel® 82550 The 82559 Fast Ethernet controller with an integrated 10/100 Mbps physical layer device is Intelís leading solution for PCI board LAN designs. It is designed for use in Network Interface Cards (NICs), PC LAN On Motherboard (LOM) designs, embedded systems and networking system products. The 82559 combines a low power and small package design which is ideal for power and space constrained environments.

The 82559 continues Intel's platform LAN technology leadership supporting: Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) 1.20A based power management, wake on Magic Packet*, wake on interesting packet, advanced System Management Bus (SMB) based manageability, Wired for Management (WfM) 2.0 compliance, IP checksum assist, PCI 2.2 compliance, and PC 98, PC 99, Server 99, and PC 2000 compliance. Designs based on the 82559 for desktop systems, laptops, PC cards and servers will set a new industry standard for energy conservation.

Optimized Integration for Low Cost Solution
Integrated IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX compatible PHY
Glueless 32-bit PCI master interface
Modem interface for LAN/modem combination solutions
128 Kbyte Flash interface
Integrated power management functions
Thin BGA 15x15mm package
Wired for Management (WfM) Support
WfM 2.0 compliance
System Management Bus (SMB) support for advanced management support
Power management capabilities
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) 1.20A, and PCI Power Management specifications compliance
Magic Packet* support
Wake on interesting packets and link status change support
Remote power-up support
High-performance Networking Functions
Highly efficient chained memory structure similar to the 82558, 82557, and 82596 enabling backwards compatible software
Dynamic transmit chaining with multiple priorities transmit queues
Full duplex support at both 10 and 100 Mbps operation
IEEE 802.3u Auto-Negotiation support
3 Kbyte Transmit FIFO and 3 Kbyte Receive FIFO
Back-to-back transmission support with minimum interframe spacing
IEEE 802.3x 100BASE-TX Flow Control support
Enhanced Adaptive Technology capabilities
TCP/UDP checksum off-load capabilities
Low Power Features
Low power 3.3 V device
Glueless 32-bit PCI bus master interface
Efficient dynamic standby mode
Deep power-down support
Clockrun protocol support
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