The Ethernet Controller provides a 10/100Mbits Ethernet interface to an embedded system. The controller is fully compatible with all Cortus APS cores.
The DMA interface ensures a minimum software overhead with DMA driven multi-packet transmission and reception. The MAC address can be set under program control.
The standard Medium Independent Interface (MII) connects to the chosen physical interface, giving maximum design flexibility. In addition the Reduced Medium Independent Interface (RMII) is available to give a larger choice of PHYs and reduce the pincount of the SoC.
Third party software support is available from partners to provide TCP/IP stacks (IPv4 and IPv6) and IoT connectivity. lwIP supports IPv4 and Oryx Embedded's CycloneTCP supports IPv4/IPv6.
In addition uNabto provides secure point-to-point communication for example to allow secure communication between sensor systems and mobile phone browsers.