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Lean Ethernet on Digilent board?

Started by Alfredo June 17, 2005
Has anyone used the Ethernet add-on module for the Digilent Spartan3
board?
http://www.digilentinc.com/info/NET1.cfm

I want to back into design, and instead of doing the same old
uart/SERDES design I did years ago, I wanted to do something more
challenging. 

Thanks,

***
Alfredo.

What I've done is wire a PHY eval board to a digilent SParten IIE board, 
and use am ethernet-lite core from the edk WITHOUT a softcore processor 
- i.e. just put a wrapper around the ethernet soft-core and drive the 
bus signals directly from a processes intimately associated with the 
data I was trying to communicate.

I my I was doing only UDP broadcast of data I acquired within the eval 
board for consumption by an off-board test computer.

Alfredo wrote:

> Has anyone used the Ethernet add-on module for the Digilent Spartan3 > board? > http://www.digilentinc.com/info/NET1.cfm > > I want to back into design, and instead of doing the same old > uart/SERDES design I did years ago, I wanted to do something more > challenging. > > Thanks, > > *** > Alfredo. >
I already have the Spartan3 board and as I can tell from your reply, I
should be able to do something challeging and usefull once I get the
Ethernet add-on.

Thanks,

***
Alfredo.