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 AX88180 -- High-Performance Non-PCI 32-bit 10/100/1000M Gigabit Ethernet Controller

The AX88180 is a high-performance and cost-effective non-PCI Gigabit Ethernet controller for various embedded systems including consumer electronics and home network markets that require a higher bandwidth of network connectivity. The AX88180 supports 16/32-bit SRAM-like interface and Gigabit Ethernet MAC, which is IEEE802.3 10Base-T, IEEE802.3u 100Base-T and IEEE802.3ab 1000Base-T compatible. The AX88180 supports full-duplex or half-duplex operation at 10/100/1000Mbps speed with auto-negotiation or manual setting. The AX88180 integrates embedded SRAM for packet buffering to accommodate high bandwidth applications and supports IP/TCP/UDP checksum in hardware to offload processing loading from microprocessor/microcontroller in an embedded system.


  • High-performance non-PCI local bus
    • Supports 16/32-bit SRAM-like interface (US Patent Approval)
    • Supports big/little endian data bus type
    • Supports interrupt with high or low active trigger mode
  • Highly-integrated Gigabit Ethernet controller
    • Compatible with IEEE802.3, 802.3u and 802.3ab standards
    • Embeds SRAM for packet buffers
    • Supports IP/TCP/UDP checksum offload
    • Supports 10/100/1000Mbps data rate
    • Supports full duplex operations with 1000Mbps data rate
    • Supports full and half duplex operations with 10/100Mbps data rate
    • Supports 10/100/1000Mbps N-way Auto- negotiation operation
    • Supports 10/100/1000Mbps data rate with RGMII interface
    • Supports IEEE 802.3x flow control for full-duplex operation
    • Supports back-pressure flow control for half-duplex operation
    • Supports packet length set by software
    • Supports Jumbo frame
  • Supports Wake-on-LAN function by following events
    • Detection of a change in the network link state
    • Receipt of a Magic Packet
  • Supports optional EEPROM interface
  • Supports system reference clock from 40MHz to 100MHz
  • Integrates voltage regulator
  • 3.3V power supply with 5V I/O tolerance
  • 128-pin LQFP with CMOS process, RoHS package

 Block Diagram


 Selection Guide


 Development Board

AXM88180-EVB-RTL8211E-1 SMDK2440 Demo Board  Available
 This is an AX88180 demo board with Realtek RTL8211E RGMII GigaPHY for users to verify AX88180 on SMDK2440 platform with Samsung S3C2440A 32-bit CPU. Users can easily connect this demo board onto another embedded system through external memory interface
AX88180 + PLX9030 Demo Board  Available
 This is an AX88180 demo board for users to verify AX88180 on x86 machine through the PLX PCI9030 bridge board

Technical Documentation

 Product Brief, Product Introduction and Datasheet

AX88180 Product Brief165.1 KB2014-06-10
AX88180 Datasheet 1.8 MBv1.212014-06-23
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 Reference Manuals and User Guides

AX88180 Software Programming Guide  
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AX88180 Reliability Report 108.9 KB2006-07-14
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AX88180 RoHS Report 489.4 KB2006-03-20
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AX88180 Hardware Throughput Test Report   
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Hardware Design Documentation

 Reference Schematics

AX88180 with Realtek RTL8251CN GigaPHY RGMII Reference Schematic 286.1 KBv1.012010-09-27
AX88180 with Marvell M88E1111 GigaPHY RGMII Reference Schematic 219.9 KBv1.422010-09-27
AX88180 SMDK2440 Demo Board with Realtek RTL8211E GigaPHY RGMII Reference Schematic 255 KBv1.002011-09-07
AX88180 PLX PCI9030 PCI Bridge Demo Board with Marvell M88E1111 GigaPHY RGMII Reference Schematic 261.3 KBv2.202010-09-27

 Bill of Materials, Application Notes and Layout Guides

AX88180 RTL8211E SMDK2440 Demo Board BOM File 41.5 KBv1.002011-09-07
AX88180 Gigabit Ethernet Controller Application Design Note 984.9 KBv1.022010-05-11
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 PCB Layout, Gerber and IBIS Model

1. You can open the gerber files by running ORACLE's AutoVue Evaluation Revision tool (30 days evaluation date). Please visit ORACLE's web site ( for more details.
2. You can open the Protel PCB layout file by running ORACLE's AutoVue Evaluation Revision tool (30 days evaluation date). Please visit ORACLE's web site ( for more details.
AX88180 RTL8211E SMDK2440 Demo Board PCB Layout File 288.9 KB2011-08-16
AX88180 RTL8211E SMDK2440 Demo Board Gerber Files   
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AX88180 IBIS Model 42.3 KB2008-04-08
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In addition to below drivers,ASIX also provides AX88180 Software Programming Guide for the customers that need to develop AX88180 driver on some other different platforms. Please contact ASIX via email for more details.
Driver TypeRevision Release DateDescriptionFile Size
Linux Kernel 2.6x/2.4x Driver Source v2.2.02010-09-20 For SMDK2440 platform19.9 KB
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Linux u-boot Driver Source v1.0.02006-09-07 For SMDK2440 platform17.9 KB
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Windows CE 5.0 / Mobile 5 /Mobile 6 Driver Source For SMDK2440 platform 
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Windows XP/2K 32-bit Driver For AX88180+PLX-9030 demo board on x86 platform 
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click here for more AX88180 FAQs....
Q0001: What drivers are available for the AX88180?
A0001: The AX88180 supports the following drivers platforms,
1. Windows CE 5.0 BSP driver
2. Linux kernel 2.4.x/2.6.x driver and Uboot driver
Furthurmore, ASIX can provide AX88180 Linux driver source code and the Software Programming Guide for customers who need to develop AX88180 driver on some other platforms. Please contact ASIX Sales ( for more details.
Q0002: Does the AX88180 need an EEPROM device?
A0002: The AX88180 supports serial EEPROM device with 16-bit data access, like 93C56 EEPROM. The EEPROM device is optional for the AX88180. AX88180 will auto-load data from the EEPROM device after a hardware reset.

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