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Intel® Ethernet Connection I218-LM

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The Intel® Ethernet Connection I218 is a single-port Gigabit Ethernet Physical Layer Transceiver (PHY).

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Compatible with

  • XenServer 6.2

Compatibility

  • Citrix Hypervisor (XenServer)

Product Details

The Intel® Ethernet Connection I218 is a single-port Gigabit Ethernet Physical Layer Transceiver (PHY). It connects to an integrated Media Access Controller (MAC) through a dedicated interconnect. The Intel® Ethernet Connection I218 supports operation at 1000/100/10 Mb/s data rates. The PHY circuitry provides a standard IEEE 802.3 Ethernet interface for 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, and 10BASE-T applications (802.3, 802.3u, and 802.3ab). The Intel® Ethernet Connection I218 also supports the Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) 802.az specification.

The Intel® Ethernet Connection I218 interfaces with its MAC through two interfaces: PCIe-based and SMBus. The PCIe (main) interface is used for all link speeds when the system is in an active state (S0) while the SMBus is used only when the system is in a low power state (Sx). In SMBus mode, the link speed is reduced to 10 Mb/s (dependent on low power options). The PCIe interface incorporates two aspects: a PCIe SerDes (electrically) and a custom logic protocol.

The Intel® Ethernet Connection I218 is a single-port Gigabit Ethernet Physical Layer Transceiver (PHY).

Features

General

  • 10 BASE-T IEEE 802.3 specification conformance
  • 100 BASE-TX IEEE 802.3 specification conformance
  • 1000 BASE-T IEEE 802.3 specification conformance Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) IEEE 802.3az support [Low Power Idle (LPI) mode]
  • IEEE 802.3u auto-negotiation conformance
  • Supports carrier extension (half duplex)
  • Loopback modes for diagnostics
  • Advanced digital baseline wander correction
  • Automatic MDI/MDIX crossover at all speeds of operation
  • Automatic polarity correction
  • MDC/MDIO management interface
  • Flexible filters in PHY to reduce integrated LAN controller power
  • Smart speed operation for automatic speed reduction on faulty cable plants
  • PMA loopback capable (no echo cancel)
  • 802.1as/1588 conformance
  • Power Optimizer Support
  • Intel®  Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
  • iSCSI Boot
  • Network proxy/ARP Offload support
  • Up to 16 programmable filters

Security & Manageability

  • Intel®  vPro support with appropriate Intel chipset components

Performance

  • Jumbo Frames (up to 9 kB)
  • 802.1Q & 802.1p
  • Receive Side Scaling (RSS)
  • Two Queues (Tx & Rx)

Power

  • Ultra Low Power at cable disconnect (
  • Reduced power consumption during normal operation and power down modes
  • Integrated Intel®  Auto Connect Battery Saver (ACBS)
  • Single-pin LAN Disable for easier BIOS implementation
  • Fully integrated Switching Voltage Regulator (iSVR)
  • Low Power LinkUp (LPLU)

MAC/PHY Interconnect

  • PCIe-based interface for active state operation (S0 state)
  • SMBus-based interface for host and management traffic (Sx low power state)