Hello, Andrija :
Thank you for contacting Intel Embedded Community.
The information that may help you is stated in sections 126.96.36.199.2, 188.8.131.52.2, 184.108.40.206.3, 8.2.1, 8.17.2, 8.25.12, 220.127.116.11, 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124, and 126.96.36.199; Figure 3-16, and Table 10-21; on pages 115, 147, 378, 479, 480, 548, 553, 556, 557, 563, 114, and 673 of the Intel(R) Ethernet Controller I210 Datasheet document # 333016.
We hope that this information may help you.
I work also with the i210 component and I search to perform the ethernet compliant test to 10/100BASE-T too. I've just subscribe myself in when I saw your post.
I looked at the chapters you refered to in your reply, but it's still not clear to me how to enable a test mode pattern generation.
I found inside the datasheet "12.5.7 Physical Layer Conformance Testing" that for "Output Amplitude, Rise and Fall Time (10/100 Mb/s), Symmetry and Droop (1 GbE). For the I210,
use the appropriate PHY test waveform."
Where are the "test waveform" for the 10/100 Mb/s? it's not described inside this datasheet. Should we generate them outside of the component? there is only a Test mode for the 1000BASE-T, do the component have a similary mode for the speed lower?
I have another component on my product which use a TI PHY -DP38xx, and they have a document which explains how to configure the component for conformance testing, do you have something close to this document ? (http://www.ti.com/lit/an/snla239a/snla239a.pdf )
For the testing tools we have a Teledyne/Lecroy automated Ethernet test suite on which we directly plug our DUT and run the conformance test.
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.