The Realtek RTL8153-CG 10/100/1000M Ethernet controller combines an IEEE
802.3u compliant Media Access Controller (MAC), USB 3.0 bus controller, and
embedded memory. With state-of-the-art DSP technology and mixed-mode signal
technology, the RTL8153 offers high-speed transmission over CAT 5 UTP cable or
CAT 3 UTP (10Mbps only) cable. Functions such as Crossover Detection and
Auto-Correction, polarity correction, adaptive equalization, cross-talk
cancellation, echo cancellation, timing recovery, and error correction are
implemented to provide robust transmission and reception capabilities. The
RTL8153 features embedded One-Time-Programmable (OTP) memory that can replace
the external EEPROM (93C46/93C56/93C66/TWSI).
The RTL8153 features USB 3.0 to provide higher bandwidth and improved
protocols for data exchange between the host and the device. USB 3.0 also offers
more advanced power management features for energy saving.
Advanced Configuration Power management Interface (ACPI)—power management for
modern operating systems that are capable of Operating System-directed Power
Management (OSPM)—is supported to achieve the most efficient power management
possible. In addition to the ACPI feature, remote wake-up (including AMD Magic
Packet and Microsoft Wake-Up Frame) is supported in both ACPI and APM (Advanced
Power Management) environments.
The RTL8153 supports Microsoft Wake Packet Detection (WPD) to provide Wake-Up
Frame information to the OS, e.g., PatternID, OriginalPacketSize,
SavedPacketSize, SavedPacketOffset, etc. WPD helps prevent unwanted/unauthorized
wake-up of a sleeping computer.
The RTL8153 supports ‘RealWoW!’ technology to enable remote wake-up of a
sleeping PC through the Internet. This feature allows PCs to reduce power
consumption by remaining in low power sleeping state until needed.
Note: The ‘RealWoW!’ service requires registration on first time use.
The RTL8153 supports Protocol offload. It offloads some of the most common
protocols to NIC hardware in order to prevent spurious wake-up and further
reduce power consumption. The RTL8153 can offload ARP (IPv4) and NS (IPv6)
protocols while in the D3 power saving state.
The RTL8153 supports the ECMA (European Computer Manufacturers Association)
proxy for sleeping hosts standard. The standard specifies maintenance of network
connectivity and presence via proxies in order to extend the sleep duration of
higher-powered hosts. It handles some network tasks on behalf of the host,
allowing the host to remain in sleep mode for longer periods. Required and
optional behavior of an operating proxy includes generating reply packets,
ignoring packets, and waking the host.
The RTL8153 supports IEEE 802.3az-2010, also known as Energy Efficient
Ethernet (EEE). IEEE 802.3az-2010 operates with the IEEE 802.3 Media Access
Control (MAC) Sublayer to support operation in Low Power Idle mode. When the
Ethernet network is in low link utilization, EEE allows systems on both sides of
the link to save power.
The RTL8153 is fully compliant with Microsoft NDIS5, NDIS6 (IPv4, IPv6, TCP,
UDP) Checksum features, and supports IEEE 802 IP Layer 2 priority encoding and
IEEE 802.1Q Virtual bridged Local Area Network (VLAN). The above features
contribute to lowering CPU utilization, especially benefiting performance when
in operation on a network server.
The RTL8153 is suitable for multiple market segments and emerging
applications, such as desktop, mobile, workstation, server, communications
platforms, docking station, and embedded applications.
Integrated 10/100/1000M transceiver
Auto-Negotiation with Next Page capability
Supports USB 3.0, 2.0, and 1.1
Supports LPM (Link Power Management)
Supports pair swap/polarity/skew correction
Crossover Detection & Auto-Correction
Supports Wake-On-LAN and ‘RealWoW!’ (Wake-On-WAN) Technology
Supports ECMA-393 ECMA ProxZzzy Standard for sleeping hosts
Supports power down/link down power saving
Transmit/Receive on-chip buffer support
Embedded OTP memory can replace external EEPROM
Built-in switching regulator and LDO regulator
Supports Customizable LEDs
Supports hardware CRC (Cyclic Redundancy Check) function
LAN disable with GPIO pin
Supports 25MHz or 48MHz external clock (from oscillator or system clock
SPI Flash Interface
48-pin QFN ‘Green’ package
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