The Am79C874VC NetPHY-1LP device provides the physical (PHY) layer and transceiver functions for one 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port. It delivers the dual benefits of CMOS low power consumption and small package size. Operating at 3.3 V, it consumes only 0.3 W. Three power management modes provide options for even lower power consumption levels. The small 12x12 mm 80-pin PQL package conserves valuable board space on adapter cards, switch uplinks, and embedded Ethernet applications. The NetPHY-1LP 10/100 Mbps Ethernet PHY device is IEEE 802.3 compliant. It can receive and transmit data reliably at over 130 meters. It includes on-chip input filtering and output waveshaping for unshielded twisted pair operation without requiring external filters or chokes. The NetPHY-1LP device can use 1:1 isolation transformers or 1.25:1 isolation transformers. 1.25:1 isolation transformers provide 20% lower transmit power consumption. A PECL interface is available for 100BASE-FX applications. Interface to the Media Access Controller (MAC) layer is established via the standard Media Independent Interface (MII), a 5-bit symbol interface, or a 7-wire (GPSI) interface. Auto-Negotiation determines the network speed and full or half-duplex operation. Automatic polarity correction is performed during Auto-Negotiation and during 10BASE-T signal reception. Multiple LED pins are provided for front panel status feedback. One option is to use two bi-color LEDs to show when the device is in 100BASE-TX or 10BASE-T mode (by illuminating), Half or Full Duplex (by the color), and when data is being received (by blinking). Individual LEDs can indicate link detection, collision detection, and data being transmitted. The NetPHY-1LP device needs only one external 25- MHz oscillator or crystal because it uses a dual-speed clock synthesizer to generate all other required clock domains. The receiver has an adaptive equalizer/DC restoration circuit for accurate clock/data recovery from the 100BASE-TX signal. The NetPHY-1LP device is available in the commercial (0°C to +70°C) or industrial (-40°C to +85°C) temperature ranges. The industrial temperature range is well suited to environments, such as enclosures with restricted air flow or outdoor equipment.
10/100BASE-TX Ethernet PHY device with 100BASE-FX fiber optic support
Typical power consumption of 0.3 W
Sends/receives data reliably over cable lengths greater than 130 meters
MII mode supports 100BASE-X and 10BASE-T
7-Wire (General Purpose Serial Interface (GPSI)) mode supports 10BASE-TWaveshaping – no external filter required
Full and half-duplex operation with full-featured Auto-Negotiation function
LED indicators: Link, TX activity, RX activity, Collision, 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, Full or Half Duplex
MDIO/MDC operates up to 25 MHz
Automatic Polarity Detection
Built-in loopback and test modes
Single 3.3-V power supply with 5-V I/O tolerance
80-pin TQFP package. Manufactured by AMD.