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Supported Ethernet Hardware

This page shall give an overview of the Ethernet hardware, that is natively supported by the EtherCAT master. The listed Ethernet drivers come with the EtherCAT master sources and are EtherCAT-enabled versions of their standard-kernel-counterparts, and therefore are able to drive the same set of hardware.

Generic Ethernet Driver

Since version 1.5, there is a generic Ethernet driver among the native ones, that spans all Ethernet devices supported by the Linux kernel. Although it is not usable with realtime patches like RTAI (because it uses the lower network stack layers), it runs perfectly with realtime preemption.

Native Ethernet Drivers

These natively supported drivers and their corresponding hardware are mentioned below:

The below tables show for each master version, which drivers are available for which kernel version.

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Development Branch

8139too e1000 e100 r8169 e1000e
3.2 - - - X X
3.0 - X X - -
2.6.37 X X X X X
2.6.36 X - - X -
2.6.35 X X X X X
2.6.34 X - - - X
2.6.33 X X X X X
2.6.32 X X X X X
2.6.31 X X X X -
2.6.29 X X X X -
2.6.28 X X X X -
2.6.27 X X X X -
2.6.26 X X X - -
2.6.25 X - - - -
2.6.24 X X X X -
2.6.23 X - - - -
2.6.22 X X - - -
2.6.20 - X X - -
2.6.19 X - - - -
2.6.18 X X - - -
2.6.17 X - - - -
2.6.13 X X - - -

Version 1.5.2

8139too e1000 e100 r8169 e1000e
3.4 X X X X X
3.2 X - - X X
3.0 X X X - -
2.6.37 X X X X X
2.6.36 X - - X -
2.6.35 X X X X X
2.6.34 X - - - X
2.6.33 X X X X X
2.6.32 X X X X X
2.6.31 X X X X -
2.6.29 X X X X -
2.6.28 X X X X -
2.6.27 X X X X -
2.6.26 X X X - -
2.6.25 X - - - -
2.6.24 X X X X -
2.6.23 X - - - -
2.6.22 X X - - -
2.6.20 - X X - -
2.6.19 X - - - -
2.6.18 X X - - -
2.6.17 X - - - -
2.6.13 X X - - -

Version 1.5.1

8139too e1000 e100 r8169 e1000e
2.6.37 X X X X X
2.6.36 X - - - -
2.6.35 X X X X X
2.6.34 X - - - X
2.6.33 X X X X X
2.6.32 X X X X X
2.6.31 X X X X -
2.6.29 X X X X -
2.6.28 X X X X -
2.6.27 X X X X -
2.6.26 X X X - -
2.6.25 X - - - -
2.6.24 X X X X -
2.6.23 X - - - -
2.6.22 X X - - -
2.6.20 - X X - -
2.6.19 X - - - -
2.6.18 X X - - -
2.6.17 X - - - -
2.6.13 X X - - -

Version 1.5

8139too e1000 e100 r8169 e1000e
2.6.37 X X X X X
2.6.36 X - - - -
2.6.35 X - - - -
2.6.34 X - - - X
2.6.33 X X X X X
2.6.32 X X X X X
2.6.31 X X X X -
2.6.29 X X X X -
2.6.28 X X X X -
2.6.27 X X X X -
2.6.26 X X X - -
2.6.25 X - - - -
2.6.24 X X X X -
2.6.23 X - - - -
2.6.22 X X - - -
2.6.20 - X X - -
2.6.19 X - - - -
2.6.18 X X - - -
2.6.17 X - - - -
2.6.13 X X - - -

Version 1.4

8139too e1000 r8169
2.6.28 - - X
2.6.24 X X X
2.6.23 X - -
2.6.22 X X -
2.6.20 - X -
2.6.19 X - -
2.6.18 X X -
2.6.17 X - -
2.6.13 X X -

Version 1.3

8139too e1000 e100
2.6.22 - X -
2.6.20 - X X
2.6.19 X - -
2.6.18 X X -
2.6.17 X - -
2.6.13 X X -

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