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How to make four ethernet ports with one i.MX6DualLite processor?

Question asked by Leonid Prokhorov on Sep 29, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 2, 2016 by Leonid Prokhorov

Hello.

 

 We decided to use i.MX6DualLite processor in our new device for some reasons. But it have only one ethernet port. We need at least four 10/100BASE-TX ethernet ports with independent MACs.

 What is a good solutions for this?

I think in two ways:

The first - using four SPI Ethernet controllers like Microchip's KSZ8851. But is there any drivers for that IC in Linux?

The second - using any PCI-E LAN chips, but as i understand i also need PCI-E 4 port bridge to attach 4 lan chips to i.MX6. I am not good with PCI-E, so could you please advice, which lan chips i can use? And which PCI-E bridge is good for this task?

 

With regards,

Leonid.

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