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Communication between PC and FPGA kit with ethernet phy chip

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Hello

I need to talk to an FPGA via on board ethernet port. The connection would be between an Altera Stratix IV GT, a Marvell 88E1111 and a PC. I have working knowledge with VHDL, quartus, and Labview.

My question is can I program only at the hardware level? I just need to read some data from the FPGA at sub-Mbps into a file. There is no need of data writing back.

I get the sense that I need to use TSE mega function. Do I have to implement a NIOS processor to talk to the module? on the PC side, does national instrument offer some driver for the Marvell chip?


thanks very much,

ak
 

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My question is can I program only at the hardware level?
on the PC side, does national instrument offer some driver for the Marvell chip?
Yes you can. See MII interface specification (IEEE 802.3 standard).
As for the PC - there are libraries to do that. See LibPcap/WinPcap
 

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Yes you can. See MII interface specification (IEEE 802.3 standard).
As for the PC - there are libraries to do that. See LibPcap/WinPcap
follow up question.
If I program on the FPGA using MII protocol (I am assuming raw data plus some handshaking), do I need to use the package lib on the PC side? If not, what should I use?
 

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