Linux driver for DP83848



The Linux driver supports the DP83848 Ethernet physical layer (PHY) device. The Linux driver supports communication through MII/MDIO and registers with the PHY framework of the Linux kernel.


Linux mainline status

Available in Linux mainline: Yes
Available through git.ti.com: N/A

Supported Devices:

  • DP83848


Linux source files

The files associated with this device are:

  1. drivers/net/phy/dp83848.c

Source files



Enabling driver support

Configure kernel with "make menuconfig" (alternatively use "make xconfig" or"make nconfig")

Menuconfig location

Symbol: DP83848_PHY [=y]Type  : tristatePrompt: Driver for Texas Instruments DP83848 PHY  Location:    -> Device Drivers      -> Network device support (NETDEVICES [=y])        -> PHY Device support and infrastructure (PHYLIB [=y])  Defined at drivers/net/phy/Kconfig:144  Depends on: NETDEVICES [=y] && PHYLIB [=y]

Fixes & code enhancements


If there are fixes and or code enhancements that need to be added to thisdriver please either1. Send the patches to the relevant Linux Kernel community as listed in the maintainers file located: Hereor2.  Contact your TI representative.



Ethernet PHYs
DP83848-EP Enhanced Product PHYTER extreme temperature single port 10/100 Mb/s Ethernet physical layer DP83848-HT High Temperature PHYTER single port 10/100 Mb/s Ethernet physical layer DP83848C Commercial temperature, 10/100-Mbps Ethernet PHY transceiver with SNI interface & JTAG support DP83848I Industrial temperature, 10/100-Mbps Ethernet PHY transceiver with SNI & JTAG support DP83848VYB High-temperature, low-power 10/100-Mbps Ethernet PHY Transceiver with JTAG support DP83848YB Extended temperature, 10/100-Mbps Ethernet PHY transceiver with JTAG support
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