AX88179

USB3.0 轉 10/100/1000M 超高速乙太網路控制晶片

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簡介

AX88179的USB介面符合USB 3.0/2.0/1.1規格,超高速乙太網路MAC及PHY相容於IEEE 802.3、IEEE 802.3u及IEEE 802.3ab協定。內建USB Host介面的微控制器搭配AX88179,即可增加雙絞線超高速乙太網路特性。此外,AX88179僅需單25MHz時鐘即可正常工作。

AX88179支援許多高級特性,包括IPv4/IPv6封包校驗和承載引擎、雙絞線交叉自動校正、TCP大量傳送承載及符合IEEE802.3az超節能乙太網路標準(EEE; Energy Efficient Ethernet)等。根據EEE,當乙太網路連結中沒有資料流量時,AX88179會進入低耗電模式,可以省掉不必要的耗電,讓能源能更有效的被利用。在Gigabit模式時還可支援綠色乙太網路(Green Ethernet),可自動偵測有線網路連結與使用狀況,調整輸出功率達到省電目的。AX88179還支援網路遠端喚醒(Wake-on-LAN)功能,系統進入低功率狀態,透過偵測網路連線狀態變動、收到魔術包及Microsoft 喚醒包等事件來遠端喚醒。

AX88179是一款低價、小封裝、高效能、高整合度、即插即用的USB 3.0轉超高速乙太網路單晶片,可應用於桌上型電腦、筆記型電腦、超輕薄筆電(Ultrabook)、電腦基座(Cradles/Port replicators/Docking Stations)、遊戲機、智慧型家電及任何具備標準USB埠的嵌入式系統。

規格:

● 單晶片USB 3.0轉10/100/1000M超高速乙太網路控制器,支援超節能乙太網路(EEE)標準及低消耗功率的數位訊號處理器(DSP)技術
● USB 裝置控制器
-- 整合USB 3.0 PHY和控制器並相容USB 3.0、2.0 及1.1規範
-- 支援所有USB 3.0節能模式 (U0、U1、U2和U3)
-- 支援USB超高速/高速/全速模式,具備Bus-power或Self-power裝置的自動檢測功能
-- 利用獨有的突發傳輸機制(己獲得美國專利),讓USB匯流排上的封包傳輸速率達到極致
● 超高速乙太網路控制器
-- 支援IEEE 802.3az (Energy Efficient Ethernet)
-- 相容IEEE 802.3、802.3u 和 802.3ab
-- 整合10/100/1000Mbps超高速乙太網路 MAC/PHY
-- 支援綠色乙太網路,可自動偵測有線網路連結與調整輸出功率以達到省電目的(僅Gigabit模式)
-- 支援平行檢測及自動極性校正
-- 支援交叉檢測及自動校正
-- 支援IPv4/IPv6封包校驗和卸載引擎,以減輕CPU的負載,包括IPv4 IP/TCP/UDP/ICMP/IGMP、IPv6 TCP/UDP/ICMPv6 checksum的產生及核對
-- 支援TCP大量傳送承載V1
-- 支援全雙工IEEE 802.3x流量控制及半雙工背壓流量控制
-- 支援 IEEE 802.1P 第2層優先編碼和解碼
-- 支援IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging和兩組VLAN ID過濾,所收到的4位元組VLAN Tag可以選擇被剝除或保留
-- 支援Jumbo frame達4KB
-- 具備MAC/PHY迴路診斷能力
● 支援網路遠端喚醒功能
-- 透過偵測任何網路連線狀態之變動、收到魔術包、收到Microsoft喚醒封包及偵測EXTWAKEUP_N pin狀態之變動等事件,來支援Suspend模式及遠端喚醒
-- 支援Bonjour喚醒需求
● 先進的電源管理功能
-- 支援電源管理及卸載 (ARP & NS)
-- 支援動態電源管理,以節省在空載、輕負載或移除網路線等狀況下的功耗
-- 當網路線被移除時,從USB Soft-disconnected 支援AutoDetach省電功能
-- 當網路線被移除時,支援先進的斷電節能功能
● 支援可選序列EEPROM (93c56/66) 用來儲存USB描述符及Node-ID等資訊
● 支援嵌入式eFuse (64位元) 儲存USB描述符及Node-ID等資訊,可以替代外部儲存的EEPROM
● 當上電啟動後,支援自動從嵌入式eFuse或外部EEPROM載入USB描述符和Node-ID等資訊
● 25MHz 時鐘輸入,支援晶體及鐘振
● 整合上電復位(Power-on reset)電路
● 內建用於處理協議和控制功能的Pipelined RISC (System on a Chip, SoC)
● 68接腳QFN 8mm x 8mm 並符合RoHS/REACH規範
● 工作溫度範圍: 0°C to +70°C

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常見問題

Driver Installation

  • Where can I obtain the latest AX88179 drivers?

    Please visit the AX88179 Driver Download web page

  • Are AX88179 Windows drivers qualified by the WHCK/WHQL compliant certification?

    Yes, the AX88179 Windows 10/8.x/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.

  • Why don't ASIX's AX88179 standard drivers work with my AX88179 device?

    All ASIX's AX88179 standard drivers are qualified with ASIX's AX88179 demo board with AX88179 default Vendor ID (0B95h) and Product ID (1790h). Some of AX88179 manufacturers have their own Vendor ID and Product ID on their AX88179 applications. In this case, ASIX's AX88179 standard drivers will not work with your AX88179 device. Please contact the technical support of your AX88179 device manufacturer to obtain a proper driver.

  • Which AX88179 Windows driver (32-bit or 64-bit) should I download for my Windows system?

    You can easily download the AX88179 Windows 10, 8.x, 7, Vista or XP 32-bit/64-bit WHCK/WHQL drivers setup programs from AX88179 Driver Download web page and then run the setup program to install a proper AX88179 Windows driver on your Windows machine directly.

  • How can I install AX88179 Linux driver on my Android tablet PC?

    No, it could not be done by end users. To install AX88179 Linux driver on your Android tablet PC, you have to recompile AX88179 Linux driver source on your target Android tablet platform and then you can install the compiled AX88179 Linux driver on your Android platform. It can only be done by the manufacturer of your Android tablet PC. Please contact the support guys of your Android platform manufacturer for further support if necessary.

  • How to capture the VLAN tagged packets on Windows WireShark tool?

    Please set the "Packet Priority & VLAN" parameter of ASIX USB to LAN Windows drivers to "Packet Priority & VLAN Disable" to capture the VLAN tagged packets on WireShark.

  • Does AX88179 support Windows Surface RT 8.0/8.1 driver?

    No, AX88179 doesn’t support Windows Surface RT 8.0/8.1 driver.

  • how to isolate AX88179 macOS driver cannot work fine issue after upgrading to new macOS system?

    Please try to un-install the existing installed AX88179 driver firstly and then re-install the latest AX88179 macOS driver to improve this kind of issue. If you still have problems, please refer to Section 4 of AX88179 macOS driver installation guide in the driver package to isolate your issue.

    For macOS 10.13 or above systems, please double check if you have set the "Allow apps downloaded from" option on the ”Security & Privacy” console to "App Store and identifier developers" to allow loading the newly-installed third-party kernel extensions (KEXTs).

Design Considerations

  • Where can I obtain the latest AX88179 datasheet, reference schematic and other hardware design archives?

    Please register MyASIX membership and then download the latest AX88179 datasheet, reference schematic, gerber/PCB layout files and application design note from AX88179 Product web page directly.

  • How to open the gerber files of AX88179 demo board?

    You can open the gerber files of AX88179 demo board by running ORACLE's AutoVue Evaluation Revision tool (30 days evaluation date). Please visit ORACLE's web site for more details.

  • How to open the PowerPCB PCB layout file of AX88179 demo board?

    You can open the PowerPCB PCB layout file of AX88179 demo board by running Mentor Graphics PADS Layout Product Evaluation Software (No time limitation but with limited function). Please visit Mentor Graphics' web site for more details.

  • Can ASIX help me to review my own AX88179 schematic and PCB layout?

    Yes, please deliver your own AX88179 schematic and PCB layout files to ASIX's Support (support@asix.com.tw) for further review before making your own AX88179 PCB board.

  • Do I need to develop AX88179 drivers by myself?

    No, the AX88179 already supports available device drivers for most of operating systems such as Windows 10/8.x/7/Vista/XP, Linux, Mac OSX, WinCE/Mobile, etc. Please visit AX88179 Driver Download web page for details. For some special OS supporting requirements, please contact ASIX's sales (sales@asix.com.tw) for further support.

  • What is the specification of 25MHz reference crystal of AX88179 demo board?

    The 25MHz crystal signals of AX88179 board should be winthin 25MHz +- 30ppm. Please refer to AX88179 USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Application Design Note for details.

  • What is the reference Gigabit Ethernet transformer of the AX88179 demo board?

    The reference Ethernet transformer on the AX88179 demo board is the Bothhand LA1S109-43 (Turns Ratio 1CT:1CT, Auto-MDIX) single RJ-45 connector integrated 10/100/1000M Base-T magnetic. Please refer to AX88179 USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Application Design Note for details.

  • What kind of EEPROM is supported by AX88179?

    The AX88179 supports 3.3V to 5V 16-bit mode 93C56/93C66 serial EEPROM. Please refer to AX88179 USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Application Design Note for details.

  • Can I eliminate the EEPROM on AX88179 applications?

    The AX88179 supports a 64-byte eFuse that is a one-time programming ROM for an alternate solution to store the required hardware configuration data in production. We strongly suggest customers to reserve the EEPROM location on AX88179 PCB board for flexible designs even if you plan to use the AX88179 eFuse for hardware configuration. Please refer to AX88179 EEPROM User Guide for details.

  • How do I program the AX88179 EEPROM or eFuse?

    AX88179 supports some default settings inside chip hardware to enable it to communicate with USB host controller during enumeration when the AX88179 EEPROM is blank (prior to being programmed). The default settings inside chip facilitate users to update the EEPROM contents through a Windows PC during R&D validation process or program a blank EEPROM or eFuse during manufacturing process.

    ASIX Electronics provides Windows/Linux SROM programming tools for users to easily program AX88179 EEPROM or eFuse on a typical Windows/Linux platforms. These AX88179 SROM programming tools support to customize the MAC address, Serial Number, Vendor ID and Product ID, etc. for AX88179 based application systems in mass production.

    Alternatively, users can pre-program the blank EEPROM on a 3rd Party Universal Programmer before soldering the EEPROM onto the AX88179 application device. You MUST assign a unique MAC address in the EEPROM for every AX88179 device.

    Please refer to AX88179 EEPROM User Guide for more detailed EEPROM/eFuse design notes.

  • Do we need to register our own VID/PID for our AX88179 based application systems or can we use the ASIX's VID/PID?

    The answers to above questions really depend on user's product applications and target market, which can be different on individual cases. Below gives customers some general guidelines about whether one can use ASIX's VID/PID or one should better register its own one with USB-IF.

    1.Case where it is OK to use ASIX Electronics's VID (0B95h) and PID (1790h):

    You may be able to use ASIX Electronics' VID and PID when your AX88179 based application system can simply work with AX88179 standard drivers provided by ASIX without any modification and you don't have any concern from business and product marketing perspective to use the same VID and PID on your products as ASIX's other customers who are also using ASIX's VID and PID. ASIX Electronics would like to request customers to inform ASIX sales staffs by sending us email at sales@asix.com.tw beforehand if you would like to use ASIX Electronics VID and PID for your products.

    2.Cases requiring you to use your own VID and PID

    (1) Your AX88179 based application systems can't work directly with AX88179 standard drivers which ASIX Electronics release on its web site and your target application system (such as USB dongle or docking station) may allow your end customers to update the standalone AX88179 driver by themselves after sales. In that case, you MUST assign your own unique VID and PID for your AX88179 based devices.

    (2) For brand name products, you probably don't want your AX88179 based devices to become compatible with other company's AX88179 based devices. In this case, you should consider assigning your own unique VID and PID for your AX88179 based devices.

    You can register your own VID from USB Implementers Forum, Inc. and define the PID based on your company rules.

  • How do I register a Vendor ID from USB-IF?

    If you are a new USB product developer looking to get a Vendor ID for your company, you can register a Vendor ID from USB Implementers Forum, Inc. Please visit the USB-IF web site for details.

  • Do I have to assign a unique MAC address to every AX88179 based devices?

    Yes, every Ethernet device must have a unique MAC address. Users should always assign a unique MAC address in the AX88179 EEPROM for every AX88179 based devices.

  • How do I register a MAC/Ethernet address from IEEE-SA?

    You must first have an OUI or an IAB, to which you then append 24 or 12 bits respectively, in a way that makes the resulting 48-bit number unique, i.e., your 24 or 12 bits must be unique within your organization, which will require coordination among all the users of your organization's OUI or IAB. Please visit the IEEE-SA web site for details.

  • Do I have to assign a unique serial number to every AX88179 based device?

    No, it depends on the real requirement of your AX88179 target application. If users need to install more than one AX88179 based devices on your target application, you should assign a different serial number in the EEPROM for every AX88179 device.

    If your target application always uses one AX88179 device, you can consider assigning the same serial number in the EEPROM for every AX88179 device for easy maintenance in mass production, especially if you plan to use a Windows PC to test AX88179 based devices repeatedly during mass production test.

  • Did the AX88179 pass the USB-IF compliant certification?

    Yes, AX88179 demo board was certified by USB-IF.

檔案下載

技術文件

產品簡介,產品介紹和數據表

AX88179 Product Brief

發行日期
2015-01-16

檔案大小
278.2 KB

AX88179 Product Introduction

版本
1.01

發行日期
2013-07-19

檔案大小
643.7 KB

AX88179 Datasheet

版本
1.31

發行日期
2016-04-11

檔案大小
1.2 MB

參考手冊和用戶指南

AX88179 EEPROM/Manufacture User Guide

AX88179/AX88178A macOS Driver Quick Installation Guide

版本
1.00

發行日期
2020-06-15

檔案大小
1.8 MB

測試報告

AX88179 Reliability Report

AX88179 RoHS Report

AX88179 Performance Test Report

AX88179 USB-IF Compliance Test Report

AX88179 IEEE 802.3 Compliance Test Reports

硬體設計文件

參考線路圖

AX88179 Demo Board Reference Schematic

版本
2.07

發行日期
2016-11-01

檔案大小
275.3 KB

AX88179 USB Type C Plug Connector Reference Schematic

版本
1.00

發行日期
2014-09-26

檔案大小
276.8 KB

AX88179/VL100/VL210 USB Type C PD Charging Reference Schematic

版本
1.00

發行日期
2015-12-31

檔案大小
796.7 KB

材料清單,應用產品設計注意事項和佈局使用指南

AX88179 Demo Board BOM File

發行日期
2015-01-29

檔案大小
190.8 KB

AX88179 USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Applications Design Note

版本
1.23

發行日期
2016-11-01

檔案大小
1.3 MB

AX88179 Default Wake-On-LAN(DWOL) Ready Mode Application Note

版本
1.00

發行日期
2019-08-26

檔案大小
779.5 KB

PCB佈局,Gerber 和IBIS模型檔案

AX88179 Demo Board PCB Layout Files

發行日期
2012-11-26

檔案大小
308.3 KB

AX88179 Demo Board Gerber Files

發行日期
2012-11-26

檔案大小
462.1 KB

AX88179 IBIS Model

發行日期
2017-06-19

檔案大小
360.0 KB

軟體 & 工具

驅動程式

Apple macOS 10.9 to 10.15 Drivers Installer

For Apple 32-bit/64-bit platforms

版本
2.18.0

發行日期
2020-08-04

檔案大小
3.0 MB

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

For all Android systems, Linux kernel 2.6.14 and later

版本
1.20.0

發行日期
2020-04-27

檔案大小
16.0 KB

Windows 10 32-bit Driver

For x86 CPU platform, HLK/WHCK certified

版本
1.20.7.0

發行日期
2020-06-12

檔案大小
53.9 KB

Windows 10 64-bit Driver

For x64 CPU platform, HLK/WHCK certified

版本
1.20.7.0

發行日期
2020-06-12

檔案大小
60.6 KB

Windows 10 32-bit/64-bit HLK/WHCK drivers setup program

For x86/x64 CPU platform HLK/WHCK certified

版本
1.0.7.0

發行日期
2020-06-18

檔案大小
8.8 MB

Windows 8.x 32-bit Driver

For x86 CPU platform, HLK/WHCK certified

版本
1.18.5.0

發行日期
2019-04-11

檔案大小
53.3 KB

Windows 8.x 64-bit Driver

For x64 CPU platform, HLK/WHCK certified

版本
1.18.5.0

發行日期
2019-04-11

檔案大小
60.1 KB

Windows 8.x 32-bit/64-bit HLK/WHCK drivers setup program

For x86/x64 CPU platform HLK/WHCK certified

版本
1.0.4.0

發行日期
2019-04-29

檔案大小
8.8 MB

Windows 7 32-bit Driver

For x86 CPU platform WHCK certified

版本
1.12.11.0

發行日期
2018-01-19

檔案大小
42.9 KB

Windows 7 64-bit Driver

For x64 CPU platform, WHCK certified

版本
1.14.11.0

發行日期
2018-01-19

檔案大小
47.7 KB

Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit HLK/WHCK drivers setup program

For x86/x64 CPU platform, WHCK certified

版本
3.0.6.0

發行日期
2018-02-09

檔案大小
8.9 MB

Windows Embedded Compact 2013 Driver

For ARMv7 platform

版本
1.6.0.0

發行日期
2017-04-07

檔案大小
664.5 KB

Windows Embedded Compact 2013 Driver

For CEPC x86 platform

版本
1.6.0.0

發行日期
2017-04-04

檔案大小
664.5 KB

Windows Embedded Compact 7/CE 7.0 Driver

For ARMv7 platform

版本
1.4.1.0

發行日期
2013-10-25

檔案大小
522.0 KB

Windows Embedded Compact 7/CE 7.0 Driver

For ARMv6 platform

版本
1.4.1.0

發行日期
2013-10-25

檔案大小
522.2 KB

Windows Embedded Compact 7/CE 7.0 Driver

For ARMv5 platform

版本
1.4.1.0

發行日期
2013-10-25

檔案大小
522.2 KB

Windows Embedded Compact 7/CE 7.0 Driver

For CEPC x86 platform

版本
1.4.1.0

發行日期
2013-10-25

檔案大小
519.1 KB

Windows Embedded Compact 7/CE 7.0 Driver

For MIPS-II platform

版本
1.4.1.0

發行日期
2013-10-25

檔案大小
526.7 KB

Windows CE 6.0 Driver

For Intel PXA27x ARM platform

版本
1.2.0.0

發行日期
2013-07-31

檔案大小
534.0 KB

Windows CE 6.0 Driver

For CEPC x86 platform

版本
1.2.0.0

發行日期
2013-07-31

檔案大小
531.1 KB

Windows CE 6.0 Driver

For NEC VR5500 MIPS-II platform

版本
1.2.0.0

發行日期
2013-07-31

檔案大小
538.9 KB

Windows CE 6.0 Driver

For NEC VR5500 MIPS-IV platform

版本
1.2.0.0

發行日期
2013-07-31

檔案大小
539.5 KB

Windows CE 6.0 Driver

For Renesas US7750R HARP(Aspen) SH4 platform

版本
1.2.0.0

發行日期
2013-07-31

檔案大小
535.3 KB

Windows CE 5.0 / Mobile 5 / Mobile 6 Driver

For MainStone II Intel PXA27X platform

版本
1.0.0.0

發行日期
2014-04-16

檔案大小
674.1 KB

Windows CE 5.0 / Mobile 5 / Mobile 6 Driver

For SMDK2410 ARM platform

版本
1.0.0.0

發行日期
2014-04-16

檔案大小
674.2 KB

Windows CE 5.0 / Mobile 5 / Mobile 6 Driver

For CEPC x86 platform

版本
1.0.0.0

發行日期
2014-04-16

檔案大小
662.1 KB

Windows CE 5.0 / Mobile 5 / Mobile 6 Driver

For NEC VR5500 MIPS-II platform

版本
1.0.0.0

發行日期
2014-04-16

檔案大小
685.6 KB

Windows CE 5.0 / Mobile 5 / Mobile 6 Driver

For NEC VR5500 MIPS-IV platform

版本
1.0.0.0

發行日期
2014-04-16

檔案大小
687.9 KB

Windows CE 5.0 / Mobile 5 / Mobile 6 Driver

For Renesas US7750R HARP(Aspen) SH4 platform

版本
1.0.0.0

發行日期
2014-04-16

檔案大小
676.0 KB

UEFI X64/IA32 Drivers

For UEFI X64/IA32 platforms

版本
2.9.0

發行日期
2019-09-02

檔案大小
23.9 KB

UEFI ARM/AARCH64 Drivers

For UEFI ARM/AARCH64 platforms

版本
2.8.0

發行日期
2018-11-16

檔案大小
24.0 KB

實用工具

Windows SROM Programming Tool

Please contact ASIX Sales to get zip password

版本
1.0.23.0

發行日期
2020-05-07

檔案大小
1.6 MB

Windows Production Test Tool

Please contact ASIX Sales to get zip password

版本
1.9.0

發行日期
2019-04-24

檔案大小
1.6 MB

Linux SROM Programming Tool