SMC LAN83C185 Documentation Download (Official)

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SMC LAN83C185 Documentation Download (Official)
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LAN83C185 Driver



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LAN83C185 Reference Design Schematic

The SMSC LAN83C185 is a low-power, highly integrated analog interface IC for high-performance embedded Ethernet applications. The LAN83C185 requires only a single +3.3V supply.

The LAN83C185 consists of an encoder/decoer, scrambler/descrambler, transmitter with wave-shaping and output driver, twisted-pair receiver with on-chip adaptive equalizer and baseline wander (BLW) correction, clock and data recovery, and Media Independent Interface (MII).

The LAN83C185 is fully compliant with IEEE 802.3/802.3u standards and supports both 802.3u-compliant and vendor-specific register functions. It contains a full-duplex 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX transceiver and supports 10 Mbps (10BASE-T) operation on Category 3 and Category 5 unshielded twisted-pair cable

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Andrews (DG Staff Member) on 23-Aug-2004

How to Update LAN83C185 Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the LAN83C185 driver, click the green download button above. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.

If the driver listed is not the right version or operating system, search our driver archive for the correct version. Enter LAN83C185 into the search box above and then submit. In the results, choose the best match for your PC and operating system.

Tech Tip: If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the Driver Update Utility for LAN83C185. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right driver.

To find the newest driver, you may need to visit the SMC website. Many major device manufacturers update their drivers regularly.

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