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LAN91C96

10 Base-T Ethernet Controller

Status: Not Recommended for new designs

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Summary


The LAN91C96 is a VLSI Ethernet Controller that combines Local Bus, PCMCIA, and Motorola 68000 bus interfaces in one chip. LAN91C96 integrates all MAC and physical layer functions, as well as the packet RAM, needed to implement a high performance 10BASE-T (twisted pair) node. For 10BASE5 (thick coax), 10BASE2 (thin coax), and 10BASE-F (fiber) implementations, the LAN91C96 interfaces to external transceivers via the provided AUI port. Only one additional IC is required for most applications. The LAN91C96 comes with Full Duplex Switched Ethernet (FDSWE) support allowing the controller to provide much higher throughput. 6K bytes of RAM is provided to support enhanced throughput and compensate for any increased system service latencies. The controller implements multiple advanced power-down modes including Magic Packet to conserve power and operate more efficiently. The LAN91C96 can directly interface with the Local Bus, PCMCIA, and 68000 buses and deliver no-wait-state operation.


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Please consider this device LAN9217, LAN9218

Additional Features
  • Non-PCI Single-Chip Ethernet Controller
  • A Subset of Motorola 6800 Bus Interface Support
  • Fully Supports Full Duplex Switched Ethernet
  • Supports Enhanced Transmit Queue Management
  • 6K Bytes of On-Chip RAM
  • Supports IEEE 802.3 (ANSI 8802-3) Ethernet Standards
  • Automatic Detection of TX/RX Polarity Reversal
  • Enhanced Power Management Features
  • Supports "Magic Packet" Power Management Technology
  • Hardware Memory Management Unit
  • Optional Configuration via Serial EEPROM Interface (Jumperless)
  • Supports Single +5V or +3.3V (for Revisions E and Later) VCC Design
  • Supports Mixed Voltage External PHY Designs
  • Low Power CMOS Design
  • 100 Pin QFP and TQFP (1.0mm Body Thickness) RoHS Compliant Packages
  • Pin Compatible with the LAN91C92 and LAN91C94
  • Direct Interface to Local Bus, PCMCIA, and 68000 Buses with No Wait States
  • Flexible Bus Interface
  • 16 Bit Data and Control Paths
  • Fast Access Time
  • Pipelined Data Path
  • Handles Block Word Transfers for Any Alignment
  • High Performance Chained ("Back-to-Back") Transmit and Receive
  • Pin Compatible with the LAN91C92 (in Local Bus Mode) and the LAN91C94 in Both Local Bus and PCMCIA Modes
  • Dynamic Memory Allocation Between Transmit and Receive
  • Flat Memory Structure for Low CPU Overhead
  • Buffered Architecture, Insensitive to Bus Latencies (No Overruns/Underruns)
  • Supports Boot PROM for Diskless Local Bus Applications
  • Driver and Receiver
  • Link Integrity Test
  • Receive Polarity Detection and Correction
  • Integrated AUI Interface
  • 10 Mb/s Manchester Encoding/Decoding and Clock Recovery
  • Automatic Retransmission, Bad Packet Rejection, and Transmit Padding
  • External and Internal Loopback Modes
  • Four Direct Driven LED Outputs for Status/Diagnostics
  • LAN9000 Drivers for Major Network Operating Systems Utilizing Local Bus or PCMCIA Interface
  • Software Drivers Compatible with the LAN91C92, LAN91C94, LAN91C100FD (100 Mb/s), and LAN91C110 (100 Mb/s) Controllers in Local Bus Mode
  • Software Drivers Utilize Full Capability of 32 Bit Microprocessor
Parametrics
Name
Value
Description
10Based-T Ethernet Controller
Ethernet Bandwidth
10Mbps
MAC
Yes
PHY
Yes
TX/RX RAM Buffer(Bytes)
6K
Interrupt Pin
4
LEDs
4
# Ethernet Ports
1
Temp. Range Max. (°C)
70
Interface
16 bit PCMCIA and Host Bus
Vdd I/O (V)
3.3

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LAN9000 Diagnostic and Setup Utilities (ETX, ISMC9000, MIIPHY, CIS and ENABLERS

LAN9000 Diagnostic and Setup Utilities (ETX, ISMC9000, MIIPHY, CIS and ENABLERS

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LAN9000 FreeBSD Unix Drivers. ISA Adapters. Source Code tar-gzipped

LAN9000 FreeBSD Unix Drivers. ISA Adapters. Source Code tar-gzipped

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LAN9000 ISA and PCMCIA Drivers for Windows CE 2.1x for x86 Processor - v1.30

LAN9000 ISA and PCMCIA Drivers for Windows CE 2.1x for x86 Processor - v1.30

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LAN9000 Linux Drivers. PCMCIA Adapters. Source Code tared

LAN9000 Linux Drivers. PCMCIA Adapters. Source Code tared

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LAN9000 NDIS2 Drivers for DOS/Win3.X and OS2. ISA, FEAST, PCMCIA Single and Dual Function Adapters

LAN9000 NDIS2 Drivers for DOS/Win3.X and OS2. ISA, FEAST, PCMCIA Single and Dual Function Adapters

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LAN9000 NDIS3 and NDIS4 Drivers for Win95/Win98/WinNT/Win2k. ISA, FEAST, PCMCIA Single and Dual Function Adapters

LAN9000 NDIS3 and NDIS4 Drivers for Win95/Win98/WinNT/Win2k. ISA, FEAST, PCMCIA Single and Dual Function Adapters

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LAN9000 Netware Server (2.X, 3.X, 4.X), DOS/Win3.X and OS/2 Netware Clients. ISA, FEAST, PCMCIA Single and Dual Function Adapter

LAN9000 Netware Server (2.X, 3.X, 4.X), DOS/Win3.X and OS/2 Netware Clients. ISA, FEAST, PCMCIA Single and Dual Function Adapter

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LAN9000 SCO Unix Drivers. ISA Adapters. Source Code tared

LAN9000 SCO Unix Drivers. ISA Adapters. Source Code tared

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LAN9000 StrongARM NDIS4 for Windows CE 3.0

LAN9000 StrongARM NDIS4 for Windows CE 3.0

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LAN91C96 x86 Windows CE .NET Driver

LAN91C96 x86 Windows CE .NET Driver

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Linux Drivers

Linux Drivers

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SRC-9000 Source Code

SRC-9000 Source Code

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SRC-9000-CE Source Code

SRC-9000-CE Source Code

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SRC-9000-CENET86 Source Code

SRC-9000-CENET86 Source Code

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SRC-9000-CENETSA Source Code

SRC-9000-CENETSA Source Code

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SRC-9000-ODI Source Code

SRC-9000-ODI Source Code

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RoHS Information

Part Number
Device Weight (g)
Shipping Weight (grams)
Lead Count
Package Type
Package Width
Solder Composition
JEDEC Indicator
RoHS
China EFUP
LAN91C96I-MU
0.497000
2.333333
100
TQFP
14x14x1mm
Matte Tin
e3
LAN91C96-MU
0.497000
2.333333
100
TQFP
14x14x1mm
Matte Tin
e3
LAN91C96I-MS
1.689400
4.696970
100
QFP
14x20x2.7
Matte Tin
e3
LAN91C96-MS
1.689400
4.696970
100
QFP
14x20x2.7
Matte Tin
e3
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