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Microcontroller for ENC28J60

Started by sani_figs February 29, 2008
Hi, I am considering using an ENC28J60 to provide ethernet access for my
project; however, I am required to build a separate board for my
microcontroller. Can you guys suggest a microcontroller which is easiest
(in terms of interfacing and coding) to use to drive the enc28j60? I
looked at PIC because they offer royalty-free tcp/ip stack code but I'm
not familiar with them I don't even know if a separate device is needed to
program it with a pc (icd2? is that a software or hardware?). I know how to
code Z8 encore!, its fairly straight forward to code (only needs rs232
connection) but I don't have the time to write the code for tcp/ip since
its not the focus of the project. Thanks!
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Can you guys suggest a microcontroller which is easiest
> (in terms of interfacing and coding) to use to drive the enc28j60? I > looked at PIC because they offer royalty-free tcp/ip stack code but I'm > not familiar with them I don't even know if a separate device is needed to > program it with a pc (icd2? is that a software or hardware?).
I would go for PIC-s. TCP/IP stack is of good quality and low level interface is done for You. And You have a chance to get familiar with another architecture. You need icd2 which is programer/serial debuger and a C compiler which You can buy or download a student time limited edition. If You don't wanna buy icd2 You can use some of those home made programmers out there.
> Thanks!
No problemo :)
On Thu, 28 Feb 2008 22:11:48 -0600, "sani_figs" <adrian_figui@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>program it with a pc (icd2? is that a software or hardware?). I know how to >code Z8 encore!, its fairly straight forward to code (only needs rs232 >connection) but I don't have the time to write the code for tcp/ip since >its not the focus of the project. Thanks!
If you know the low-end Zilogs, the Zilog ez80F91 should be easiest for you to learn. A 10/100 Ethernet MAC is built-in into the processor, you'll have to add a PHY. The ZTP stack has many protocols built-in - http, smtp, snmp, ppp, ftp, ntp, dhcp, ... and is free. Otherwise there are many people who have used the Microchip part with an AVR controller. At the moment I only find two links. http://home.arcor.de/fuenfundachtzig/me/me.htm (German,sorry) http://www.tuxgraphics.org/electronics/200606/article06061.shtml Mit freundlichen Gr&#2013266172;&#2013265951;en Frank-Christian Kr&#2013266172;gel
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> Hi, I am considering using an ENC28J60 to provide ethernet access for my > project; however, I am required to build a separate board for my > microcontroller. Can you guys suggest a microcontroller which is easiest > (in terms of interfacing and coding) to use to drive the enc28j60? I > looked at PIC because they offer royalty-free tcp/ip stack code but I'm > not familiar with them I don't even know if a separate device is needed to > program it with a pc (icd2? is that a software or hardware?). I know how > to > code Z8 encore!, its fairly straight forward to code (only needs rs232 > connection) but I don't have the time to write the code for tcp/ip since > its not the focus of the project. Thanks!
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>Hi, I am considering using an ENC28J60 to provide ethernet access for my >project; however, I am required to build a separate board for my >microcontroller. Can you guys suggest a microcontroller which is easiest >(in terms of interfacing and coding) to use to drive the enc28j60? I >looked at PIC because they offer royalty-free tcp/ip stack code but I'm >not familiar with them I don't even know if a separate device is needed
to
>program it with a pc (icd2? is that a software or hardware?). I know how
to
>code Z8 encore!, its fairly straight forward to code (only needs rs232 >connection) but I don't have the time to write the code for tcp/ip since >its not the focus of the project. Thanks! >
Hi I wanted to use the ENC28J60 also for the same reasons, also had to throw in a micro so decided to rather go for the PIC18F97J60 which basically has the silicon of the ENC28J60 integrated on chip. I works wonderfully. Nico