The DE2 board provides Ethernet support via the Davicom DM9000A Fast Ethernet controller chip. The DM9000A includes a general processor interface, 16 Kbytes SRAM, a media access control (MAC) unit, and a 10/100M PHY transceiver. Figure 1 shows the schematic for the Fast Ethernet interface, and the associated pin assignments are listed in Table 1. For detailed information on how to use the DM9000A refer to its datasheet and application note, which are available on the manufacturer’s web site, and from the references below.
Figure 1. Schematic diagram of the Fast Ethernet DM9000A chip.
Table 1. Fast Ethernet signal assignments.
|ENET_CLK||DM9000A Clock 25 MHz|
|ENET_CMD||DM9000A Command/Data Select, 0 = Command, 1 = Data|
|ENET_CS_N||DM9000A Chip Select|
See DE2_pin_assignments.csv, a comma-delimited file that matches "standard" descriptive names to actual FPGA pin locations. This file can be directly opened in Microsoft Excel.
DM9000A datasheet (pdf) and application notes (pdf).
DE2 User Manual, version 1.4, 2006. (pdf)
Maintained by John Loomis, last updated 18 April 2007