The 82595FX is a highly integrated, high performance LAN controller which provides a cost effective LAN
solution for ISA compatible Personal Computer (PC) motherboards (both desktop and portable), and add-on ISA adapter boards. The 82595FX integrates all of the major functions of a buffered LAN solution into one chip with the exception of the local buffer memory, which is implemented by adding one SRAM component to the LAN solution. The 82595FX's Concurrent Processing feature significantly enhances throughput performance.
Both system bus and serial link activities occur concurrently, allowing the 82595FX to maximize network bandwidth by minimizing delays associated with transmit or receiving frames. The 82595FX's bus interface is a glueless attachment to an ISA bus. Its serial interface provides a Twisted Pair Ethernet (TPE) and an Attachment Unit Interface (AUI) connection. By integrating the majority of the LAN solution functions into one cost effective component, production cost saving can be achieved as well as significantly decreasing the design time for a solution. This level of integration also allows an 82595FX solution to be ported between different applications (PC motherboards, and adapters, while maintaining a compatible hardware and software base.
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