Ethernet controller

Gregory Allen gallen at
Fri Jan 19 05:05:14 EST 2001

I am designing an embedded PPC8240 board with an ethernet interface. I am down to 2 choices: i82559 and RTL8139

I prefer to avoid the BGA package of the i82559, but the RTL8139 driver support is listed as having "limited PowerPC testing". I am also curious about their relative performance.

Can anyone speak to this?


 Gregory E. Allen, MSEE Research Engineer
 Applied Research Laboratories:
 The University of Texas at Austin

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