fsl_phy not part of drivers?

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fsl_phy not part of drivers?

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rojer
Contributor II

I see that a number of networking examples have fsl_phy ethernet driver included, 9 copies of it across different examples.

I'm wondering why it's not included in the drivers directory (devices/MK64F12/drivers/), along with other fsl_* drivers?

 

i'm asking because i don't like copy/pasting stuff unnecessarily and usually link to SDK files in my projects, so devices/MK64F12/drivers/ is already included as a link, but don't like linking to some random examples that have nothing to do with my project.

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Jmart
NXP Employee
NXP Employee

The phy drivers are not part of the device specific drivers as they are not physical IP located in the SoC. The phy is considered a board level component and included at the board level.

The other option would be to place these board level components into a components folder, similar to how we manage them internally, and release them this way. I agree with your concerns and will discuss this with the team.

Thanks,

Jason

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rojer
Contributor II

thank you Jason, that makes sense.

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