Ethernet Interface

Ethernet connectivity is becoming ubiquitous and most new office and industrial buildings are being wired for Ethernet. As lower-cost solutions are becoming available, it is increasingly easy to use Ethernet for control, lightning, and diagnostic applications.


Microchip addresses the growing demand for a small and low-cost embedded Ethernet solution by offering the following:

  • PIC32MX6XX and PIC32MX7XX families with integrated 10/100 Ethernet MAC, dedicated DMA interface supports packet scatter/gather for outstanding low CPU-overhead performance at full 100 Megabits/second, industry-standard RMII/MII interface, and pre-programmed unique MAC address. This family is fully compatible with 10/100/1000 Base-T networks
  • 10/100 Base-T ENC624J600 standalone Ethernet controllers which are IEEE 802.3 compliant, integrated with hardware cryptographic security engines and factory preprogrammed unique MAC address. This family is fully compatible with 10/100/1000 Base-T networks
  • 10 Base-T ENC28J60 standalone Ethernet controller and the PIC18F97J60 family which are IEEE 802.3 compliant and fully compatible with 10/100/1000 Base-T networks
  • Free licensed and robust TCP/IP stack which is optimized for the PIC® Microcontrollers (MCUs) and dsPIC® MCU families
  • EUI-48™ and EUI-64™ enabled MAC address chips along with Serial EEPROM functionality
  • A broad range of development tools to enhance user's experience:
PIC32 Ethernet Starter Kit Ethernet PICtail™ Plus Daughter Board (Part Number: AC164123) Fast 100 Mbps Ethernet PICtail™ Plus Daughter Board (Part Number: AC164132)
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