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Home >> Products >>  SuperSpeed USB-to-LAN >>  USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet >>  AX88179

 AX88179 -- USB3.0 to 10/100/1000M Gigabit Ethernet Controller New!

AX88179 is the world's first USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet controller which integrates USB 3.0 PHY and 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet MAC/PHY in a single chip. The AX88179 is the latest addition to ASIX's USB-to-LAN product portfolio, providing a small form factor solution and plug-and-play usability, enabling embedded system designers to deliver Gigabit Ethernet connectivity while leveraging the growth and speed of USB 3.0 SuperSpeed technology.

AX88179 can be used in any embedded system with a USB host microcontroller requiring a twisted pair physical network connection. Featuring a USB interface (compliant with USB specification V3.0, V2.0 and V1.1) to communicate with a USB Host Controller, the AX88179 also integrates on-chip Gigabit Ethernet MAC and PHY (IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u and IEEE802.3ab compatible). Additionally, the AX88179 needs only a single 25MHz crystal to drive both the USB and Ethernet PHYs.

The AX88179 offers a wide array of features including IPv4/IPv6 checksum offload engine, crossover detection and auto-correction, TCP large send offload and IEEE802.3az EEE (Energy Efficient Ethernet). The EEE defines a mechanism that allows the AX88179 to enter a low power idle state to reduce power and to achieve a more energy efficient Ethernet. It supports dynamic cable length detection and dynamic power adjustment Green Ethernet in Gigabit mode. The AX88179 also offers multiple power management Wake-on-LAN features, including Magic Packet, Microsoft Wakeup Frame and Link Status Change that allows systems to enter a low power state and wake on desired network traffic.

The AX88179 is a high performance and highly integrated ASIC which enables a low cost, small form factor, and simple plug-and-play Gigabit Ethernet network connection capability for desktops, notebook PCs, ultrabooks, cradles/port replicators/docking stations, game consoles, digital-home appliances, and any embedded system using a standard USB port.


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Feature:

  • Single chip USB 3.0 to 10/100/1000M Gigabit Ethernet controller with Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) base on digital signal processing (DSP) technology with low dissipation
  • USB Device Controller
    • Integrates on-chip USB 3.0 PHY and controller compliant to USB Spec 3.0, 2.0 and 1.1
    • Supports all USB 3.0 power saving modes (U0, U1, U2, and U3)
    • Supports USB Super/High/Full Speed modes with Bus-power or Self-power device auto-detect capability
    • High performance packet transfer rate over USB bus using proprietary burst transfer mechanism (US Patent Approval)
  • Gigabit Ethernet Controller
    • Supports IEEE 802.3az (Energy Efficient Ethernet)
    • IEEE 802.3, 802.3u and 802.3ab compatible
    • Integrates 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet MAC/PHY
    • Supports dynamic cable length detection and dynamic power adjustment Green Ethernet (Gigabit mode only)
    • Supports parallel detection and automatic polarity correction
    • Supports crossover detection and auto- correction
    • Supports IPv4/IPv6 packet Checksum Offload Engine (COE) to reduce CPU loading, including IPv4 IP/TCP/UDP/ICMP/IGMP & IPv6 TCP/UDP/ICMPv6 checksum check & generation
    • Supports TCP Large Send Offload V1
    • Supports full duplex operation with IEEE 802.3x flow control and half duplex operation with back-pressure flow control
    • Supports IEEE 802.1P Layer 2 Priority Encoding and Decoding
    • Supports IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging and 2 VLAN ID filtering; received VLAN Tag (4 bytes) can be stripped off or preserved
    • Supports Jumbo frame
    • PHY loop-back diagnostic capability
  • Support Wake-on-LAN Function
    • Supports suspend mode and remote wakeup via link-change, Magic Packet, Microsoft Wakeup Frame and external wakeup pin
    • Supports Bonjour wake-on-demand
  • Advanced Power Management Features
    • Supports power management offload (ARP & NS)
    • Supports dynamic power management to reduce power dissipation during idle or light traffic
    • Supports AutoDetach power saving
    • Supports advanced link down power saving when Ethernet cable is unplugged
  • Supports optional serial EEPROM (93c56/66) for storing USB Descriptors, Node-ID, etc.
  • Supports embedded eFuse (64-byte) to store USB Device Descriptors, Node-ID, etc to save external EEPROM
  • Supports automatic loading of USB Device Descriptors, Node-ID, etc. from embedded eFuse or external EEPROM after power-on initialization
  • Single 25MHz clock input from either crystal or oscillator source
  • Integrates on-chip power-on reset circuit
  • Integrates pipelined RISC (System on a Chip, SoC) for handling protocol and control functions
  • 68-pin QFN 8mm x 8mm RoHS/REACH compliant package
  • Operating over 0°C to 70°C temperature rang

 Block Diagram

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 Seleciton Guide

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 Development Board

AX88179 Demo Board  Available
 This is an AX88179 USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet dongle adapter for users to verify AX88179 function on any platform that supports USB 3.0 host interface

Technical Documentation

 Product Brief, Product Introduction and Datasheet

AX88179 Product Brief266.1 KB2012-09-20
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AX88179 Product Introduction 643.7 KBv1.012013-07-19
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AX88179 Datasheet 1.2 MBv1.212014-06-05
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 Reference Manuals and User Guides

AX88179 EEPROM/Manufacture User Guide   
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 Reports

AX88179 Reliability Report 215.7 KB2012-07-16
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AX88179 RoHS Report   
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AX88179 Performance Test Report   
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AX88179 USB-IF Compliance Test Report   
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AX88179 IEEE 802.3 Compliance Test Reports   
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Hardware Design Documentation

 Reference Schematics

AX88179 Demo Board Reference Schematic 259.1 KBv2.022013-09-23
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 Bill of Materials, Application Notes and Layout Guides

AX88179 Demo Board BOM File 190.7 KB2013-10-01
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AX88179 USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Applications Design Note 1.1 MBv1.212014-01-16
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 PCB Layout, Gerber and IBIS Model

AX88179 Demo Board PCB Layout Files 308.3 KB2012-11-26
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AX88179 Demo Board Gerber Files 462.1 KB2012-11-26
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AX88179 IBIS Model 433.6 KB2012-10-22
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 Utilities

Windows SROM Programming Tool   
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Windows Production Test Tool   
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 Drivers

Driver TypeRevision Release DateDescriptionFile Size
Apple Mac OS X 10.6 to 10.10 Drivers Installer V2.1.02014-07-08 For Apple x86, 32-bit/64-bit platforms1.1 MB
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Linux kernel 3.x/2.6.x Driver V1.10.02014-04-22 For Android 1.x/2.x/3.x/4.x, Linux kernel 2.6.25 and later14.2 KB
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Windows 8.1/8.0 32-bit Driver V1.16.11.02014-01-24 For 32-bit x86 CPU platform, WHCK certified44.8 KB
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Windows 8.1/8.0 64-bit Driver V1.16.11.02014-01-24 For 64-bit x86 CPU platform, WHCK certified48.8 KB
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Windows 8.1/8.0 32-bit/64-bit WHCK drivers setup program V3.0.1.02014-02-10 For 32-bit/64-bit x86 CPU platform WHCK certified8.8 MB
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Windows 7 32-bit Driver V1.12.8.02013-12-03 For 32-bit x86 CPU platform WHCK certified39 KB
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Windows 7 64-bit Driver V1.14.8.02013-12-03 For 64-bit x86 CPU platform, WHCK certified43.2 KB
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Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit WHCK drivers setup program V2.0.4.02013-12-10 For 32-bit/64-bit x86 CPU platform WHCK certified8.8 MB
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Windows XP/Vista 32-bit Driver V1.4.2.02013-05-24 For 32-bit x86 CPU platform, WHQL certified1.4 MB
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WinXP/Vista 32-bit/64-bit WHQL drivers setup program v1.0.4.02013-06-04 For 32-bit/64-bit x86 CPU platform WHQL certified11.7 MB
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Windows XP/Vista 64-bit Driver V1.6.2.02013-05-24 For 64-bit x86 CPU platform, WHQL certified1.6 MB
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Windows Embedded Compact 7/CE 7.0 Driver v1.4.1.02013-10-25 For ARMv7 platform522 KB
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Windows Embedded Compact 7/CE 7.0 Driver v1.4.1.02013-10-25 For ARMv6 platform522.2 KB
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Windows Embedded Compact 7/CE 7.0 Driver v1.4.1.02013-10-25 For ARMv5 platform522.2 KB
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Windows Embedded Compact 7/CE 7.0 Driver v1.4.1.02013-10-25 For CEPC x86 platform519.1 KB
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Windows Embedded Compact 7/CE 7.0 Driver v1.4.1.02013-10-25 For MIPS-II platform526.7 KB
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Windows CE 6.0 Driver v1.2.0.02013-07-31 For Intel PXA27x ARM platform534 KB
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Windows CE 6.0 Driver v1.2.0.02013-07-31 For CEPC x86 platform531.1 KB
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Windows CE 6.0 Driver v1.2.0.02013-07-31 For NEC VR5500 MIPS-II platform538.9 KB
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Windows CE 6.0 Driver v1.2.0.02013-07-31 For NEC VR5500 MIPS-IV platform539.5 KB
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Windows CE 6.0 Driver v1.2.0.02013-07-31 For Renesas US7750R HARP(Aspen) SH4 platform535.3 KB
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Windows CE 5.0 / Mobile 5 / Mobile 6 Driver v1.0.0.02014-04-16 For MainStone II Intel PXA27X platform674.1 KB
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Windows CE 5.0 / Mobile 5 / Mobile 6 Driver v1.0.0.02014-04-16 For SMDK2410 ARM platform674.2 KB
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Windows CE 5.0 / Mobile 5 / Mobile 6 Driver v1.0.0.02014-04-16 For CEPC x86 platform662.1 KB
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Windows CE 5.0 / Mobile 5 / Mobile 6 Driver v1.0.0.02014-04-16 For NEC VR5500 MIPS-II platform685.6 KB
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Windows CE 5.0 / Mobile 5 / Mobile 6 Driver v1.0.0.02014-04-16 For NEC VR5500 MIPS-IV platform687.9 KB
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Windows CE 5.0 / Mobile 5 / Mobile 6 Driver v1.0.0.02014-04-16 For Renesas US7750R HARP(Aspen) SH4 platform676 KB
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 FAQs

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Q0001: Where can I obtain the latest AX88179 drivers?
A0001: Please visit the AX88179 Driver Download web page (http://www.asix.com.tw/download.php?sub=driverdetail&PItemID=131) for details.

Q0002: Are AX88179 Windows drivers qualified by the WHCK/WHQL compliant certification?
A0002: Yes, the AX88179 Windows 8/7 32-bit/64-bit drivers were qualified by Microsoft WHCK certification and the AX88179 Windows XP/Vista 32-bit/64-bit drivers were qualified by Microsoft WHQL certification.


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