Minimac - the minimalist Ethernet MAC :: Overview

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Name: minimac
Created: Aug 6, 2010
Updated: Aug 7, 2010
SVN Updated: Aug 24, 2010
SVN: Browse
Latest version: download (might take a bit to start...)
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Bugs: reported / solved

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Other project properties

Category: Communication controller
Language: Verilog
Development status: Beta
Additional info: Design done, FPGA proven, Specification done
WishBone compliant: Yes
WishBone version: n/a
License: GPL


This core is part of the Milkymist System-on-Chip, the most advanced open source SoC for interactive multimedia applications.

  • Minimal 10/100 Ethernet MAC.
  • Only full duplex support for now.
  • DMA support (Wishbone master)
  • Packets are streamed to and from system memory to minimize costly on-chip storage.
  • Directly connects to standard MII PHYs.
  • Bit-banged MDIO

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