AX88179A

USB 3.2 Gen 1 to Gigabit Ethernet Controller

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Overview

The AX88179A is a USB 3.2 Gen 1 to Gigabit Ethernet controller with integrated 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet PHY. AX88179A supports Windows 11/10/8.x, Linux/Android/Chrome OS, Nintendo Switch in-box drivers, and macOS/Linux native CDC-NCM driver for driverless, Plug & Play.

The AX88179A is an easy-design, small form factor and cost-efficient solution, which adapts to any platforms required to support Gigabit Ethernet network connectivity via USB port and is suitable for Desktop/Notebook/POS, USB Ethernet dongles, docking stations, smart mobile device cradles, game consoles, smart camera/IP STB, 5G/LTE router/gateway, etc. smart home/office applications.

Features

● Single chip USB 3.2 Gen 1 to Gigabit Ethernet Controller with Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet PHY
● USB Device Controller
-- Integrates on-chip USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 PHY and controller
-- compliant to USB Spec 3.2 Gen 1, 2.0 and 1.1
-- Supports all USB 3.2 Gen 1 power saving modes (U0, U1, U2, and U3)
-- Supports USB Super/High/Full Speed ​​modes with Bus-power or Self-power device
● Gigabit Ethernet Controller
-- Integrates 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet MAC/PHY, compliant to IEEE 802.3, 802.3u and 802.3ab
-- Supports CDC-NCM, CDC-ECM
-- Supports IEEE 802.3az (Energy Efficient Ethernet, EEE)
-- Supports AUTO-MDIX, flow control (IEEE 802.3 Annex.31B)
-- Supports IPv4/IPv6 Packet Checksum Offload Engine (COE)
-- Supports TCP Large Send Offload V1/V2
-- Supports up to 9K Jumbo Frame
-- Supports IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging and 4096 VLAN ID filtering; received VLAN tag (4 bytes) can be stripped off or preserved
-- Supports IEEE 802.1P L2 Priority Encoding and Decoding
-- Supports manageability L2 filter
-- Supports TCO filter, L3/L4 IP/Port filter
-- Supports Second DA RX filter with bit mask
● Wake-on-LAN Functions
-- Supports suspend mode and remote wakeup via link-change, Magic Packet, Microsoft wakeup frame and external wakeup pin
-- Supports Bonjour Wake-on-Demand
-- Supports Wakeup Packet Indication
-- Supports Microsoft Modern Standby
● Advanced Power Management Features
-- Supports power management offload (ARP & NS)
-- Supports ECMA-393 ProxZzzy® for sleeping hosts
● Precision Time Protocol (PTP)
-- Supports IEEE 1588v2 and 802.1AS
● Supports Windows 11/10/8.x, Linux/Android/Chrome OS, Nintendo Switch in-box drivers, and macOS/Linux native CDC-NCM driver for driverless, Plug & Play
● Supports embedded eFuse for die identifier and store the USB Device Descriptors, Node-ID, etc.
● Supports SPI Flash for firmware customization
● Single 20 MHz crystal clock source
● Integrates on-chip power-on reset circuit
● 40-pin QFN, 5x5 mm package
● Operating Temperature Range: 0 to +70°C

Diagram

Development Board

AX88179A Demo Board

This is an AX88179A USB 3.2 Gen 1 to Gigabit Ethernet dongle for users to verify AX88179A function on any platform that supports USB 3.2 Gen 1 host interface

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Technical Documentation

Product Brief, Product Introduction and Datasheet

AX88179A Product Brief

Release Date
2022-06-17

File Size
331.3 KB

AX88179A Product Introduction

Version
1.00

Release Date
2022-06-15

File Size
600.2 KB

AX88179A Datasheet

Version
1.03

Release Date
2022-06-16

File Size
677.7 KB

Reference Manuals and User Guides

AX88179A Mass Production User Guide

Reports

AX88179A Reliability Report

AX88179A RoHS Report

AX88179A Performance Test Report

AX88179A USB-IF Compliance Test Report

AX88179A IEEE 802.3 Compliance Test Reports

Hardware Design Documentation

Reference Schematics

AX88179A Demo Board Reference Schematic

Version
1.06

Release Date
2021-12-06

File Size
416.2 KB

Bill of Materials, Application Notes and Layout Guides

AX88179A Demo Board BOM File

Release Date
2020-08-27

File Size
190.7 KB

AX88179A USB 3.2 Gen1 to Gigabit Ethernet Applications Design Note

Version
1.00

Release Date
2022-01-06

File Size
1.1 MB

PCB Layout, Gerber and IBIS Model

AX88179A Demo Board PCB Layout Files

Release Date
2020-07-14

File Size
150.0 KB

AX88179A Demo Board Gerber Files

Release Date
2020-07-27

File Size
96.7 KB

Software & Tools

Drivers

Apple macOS Driver

Using macOS native CDC-NCM driver

Linux kernel 5.x/4.x/3.x/2.6.x Driver

For all Android systems, Linux kernel 2.6.14 and later

Version
1.0.0

Release Date
2022-01-13

File Size
33.0 KB

Windows 11 64-bit Driver

For x64 CPU platform HLK/WHCK certified

Version
2.22.3.0

Release Date
2022-04-14

File Size
90.9 KB

Windows 11 64-bit HLK/WHCK drivers setup program

For x64 CPU platform, HLK/WHCK certified

Version
1.0.1.0

Release Date
2022-05-04

File Size
8.6 MB

Windows 10 64-bit Driver

For x64 CPU platform, HLK/WHCK certified

Version
2.20.8.0

Release Date
2022-04-14

File Size
90.9 KB

Windows 10 64-bit HLK/WHCK drivers setup program

For x64 CPU platform, HLK/WHCK certified

Version
1.0.10.0

Release Date
2022-05-17

File Size
8.6 MB

Windows 8.x 32-bit Driver

For x86 CPU platform, HLK/WHCK certified

Version
2.18.2.0

Release Date
2020-12-04

File Size
74.5 KB

Windows 8.x 64-bit Driver

For x64 CPU platform, HLK/WHCK certified

Version
2.18.2.0

Release Date
2020-12-04

File Size
84.3 KB

UEFI X64/IA32 Drivers

For UEFI X64/IA32 platforms

Version
3.2.0

Release Date
2022-04-07

File Size
32.5 KB

UEFI ARM/AARCH64 Drivers

For UEFI ARM/AARCH64 platforms

Version
3.2.0

Release Date
2022-04-07

File Size
25.5 KB

Utilities

Windows Mass Production Tool