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I checked with Intel people in the know on this topic and I learned that the 82551IT part is quite a few years old and was end-of-life'd before Windows 7 was launched. The driver set has been frozen so I think it is very unlikely you will see a new driver coming from Intel for this part.
Let's see if perhaps someone in the community has come up with something?
Thanks for the quick response :smileyhappy:
I had a closer look at the page and found where it says it was EOLed. I should have looked closer while I was searching.
I guess we shall just see if the community has something.
You don't have any idea what the current Ethernet Controller that should be used is do you? I am thinking it is probably the Intel® 82562V Fast Ethernet PHY as it has an embedded option. The only other one that I saw was Intel® 82552V Fast Ethernet PHY but it seems to not be an embedded chip.
No worries, John.
I am guessing that you are looking at the Intel "ark" product database. It is pretty reliable.
http://ark.intel.com/ProductCollection.aspx?familyId=2470. However the embedded product you point out is a PHY which I don't think is same function as controller.
You might also check out the Gigabit Ethernet family. These are mostly newer produts and come in many flavors. I think some of these can be adapted for 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet.
Are you designing a new system? Maybe if you could say a little bit about your requirements it would be easier to guide you to the right place.
Our company isn't responsible for designing systems anymore we tend to more grab off the shelf embedded computers and install our software. We have been able to source an embedded computer that runs linux and also XP Embedded. The thing is that parts of our software require .Net Framework 3.5 SP1, which is included in Windows Embedded Standard 7. We also thought that since 7 has been out for a while now it would be a good time to adopt this version.
I have since spoken to our supplier of the board and we are going to source a different processor with a different ethernet chip and have a go with that :)