Wiznet ehternet stuff

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Hello guys.
Was wondering if any of you used the wiznet chips yet.
They seem cool, a hardware tcp/ip stack.
to connect your avr too the net you only need the wiznet and (for example) a realtek chip.
This soution seems faster than all the other porjects i.ve seen with realtek chip and software stack (ehternut). The say you can achieve 8Mb/s with a avr coollll.

I'm blessed to have the chance for my company to start a project with a atmega128 or 256 and with a wiznet chip to check out how good it is and if its really that fast. The want to get rid of a software stack solution.
So i keep you guys posted and maybe post some code if i'm allowed (you know license and other stuff).

My AVR can kick all other 8 and 16 bitters out there hahaha

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Hardware TCP/IP chips have been around for quite a long time; I was looking at the Seiko/iReady i7600 back in 1998 or so. But such chips have limitations, and you can't change them. The Seiko chip only allowed 2 sockets at a time, so if you need more you're stuck. Also, these chips tend to go obsolete quite soon and usually have no suitable replacement at all.

No way the AVR can handle 8Mb/s (megabit or megabyte?) even if 'the chip' can produce that amount of data.

Why would your company want to get rid of a software stack? Why not get rid of all software?

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Quote "AVR (max. 8Mbps)" form there site.
http://www.wiznet.co.kr/pro_iin_...

Of course this wil be a very simple clean program only pumping data.

The reason is that they want to stop using a controller with software stack
It is not a atmel something else and performance is not so good. So they think this wiznet with atmel will be a good replacement or a borad like ehtrnut. And give me the project to check out if this is through.

And wiznet claim that they have good partnershp with atmel so wee hoop,
fantasize, that there will me something like a atmega128 with wiznet intergrated. It can handle 4 sockets enough for us.

Get rid of all software what do you mean???

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I have measured mem to mem block move at a megabyte per sec, which is enough to keep the wire full of medium length packets... should be able to send and receive 8 megabits... especially with the new faster clock avrs....

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