96B Quad Ethernet Mezzanine is an add-on/expansion card that adds 4x gigabit Ethernet ports to 96Boards development platforms. Quick and easy to get running, the mezzanine card is ready for your application with example designs for the Avnet Ultra96, Linux support and comprehensive documentation.
- 4 x 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet Ports
- 4x TI DP83867 Gigabit Ethernet PHYs with SGMII interface
- Low-speed expansion connector for stacking a 2nd mezzanine card
- Example designs for the Avnet Ultra96
- Support for Linux
- Straightforward tech support
Frequently asked questions
Is 96B Quad Ethernet Mezzanine compatible with my 96Boards SoC dev platform?
The mezzanine was designed to comply with the 96Boards specification, so it should at least be electrically and mechanically compatible with all 96Boards dev platforms that follow the specification. However, for the mezzanine to actually function on a particular platform, the SoC on that platform must be capable of transmitting and receiving SGMII over LVDS signals, AND it must be able to do so using the specific pins to which those signals are assigned on the high-speed expansion connector (see the high-speed expansion connector pinout for details). Currently, full compatibility has only been verified with the Avnet Ultra96.
Where can I find the example designs and documentation?
For example designs, please visit the Github repository for the 96B Quad Ethernet Mezzanine. For documentation, please visit docs.ethernet96.com.
Do I need purchased IP to use 96B Quad Ethernet Mezzanine?
No. We have an example design for the Avnet Ultra96 that uses the Zynq Ultrascale+ built-in Gigabit Ethernet MACs and does not require any purchased IP. However, if you wish to use a soft IP to implement the MACs, such as the AXI Ethernet Subsystem IP, then you typically need to pay for it.