How to Install Texas Instruments CDC Ethernet Driver for Mac
If you are looking for a way to connect your Texas Instruments (TI) Ethernet PHY devices to your Mac computer, you may need to install a driver or a library that supports the serial management interface (MDC/MDIO) to configure and read PHY registers. TI provides several drivers and tools for its Ethernet PHY products, such as ETHERNET-SW[^1^], USB-2-MDIO[^1^], LINUX-DP83TC811[^1^], and more. In this article, we will show you how to install the CDC Ethernet driver for Mac, which is compatible with the DP83TC811EVM-CDC-Driver Software[^1^]. This driver allows you to communicate with the DP83TC811EVM evaluation module via a USB cable.
Steps to Install the CDC Ethernet Driver for Mac
Download the SNLC061.ZIP file from the TI website[^1^]. This file contains the CDC Ethernet driver for Mac.
Unzip the file and locate the CDC_Ethernet.dmg file inside the folder.
Double-click on the CDC_Ethernet.dmg file to mount it.
A window will pop up with a CDC_Ethernet.pkg file. Double-click on it to launch the installer.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation. You may need to enter your administrator password and restart your computer.
After restarting, connect your DP83TC811EVM evaluation module to your Mac via a USB cable. The CDC Ethernet driver should recognize the device and create a new network interface in your System Preferences > Network settings.
You can now configure the network settings for the CDC Ethernet interface and use it to communicate with the DP83TC811EVM evaluation module.
If you encounter any problems with the installation or operation of the CDC Ethernet driver, you can check the README.txt file inside the SNLC061.ZIP file for more information and contact details.
If you want to uninstall the CDC Ethernet driver, you can run the uninstaller script inside the SNLC061.ZIP file.
If you want to use other TI Ethernet PHY devices or tools, you can check the ETHERNET-SW page[^1^] for more drivers and libraries that are compatible with Linux, Windows, and AUTOSAR platforms.
In this article, we have shown you how to install the Texas Instruments CDC Ethernet driver for Mac, which allows you to communicate with the DP83TC811EVM evaluation module via a USB cable. We hope this article was helpful and informative. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment below.More Resources on TI Ethernet PHY Devices
If you want to learn more about TI Ethernet PHY devices and their features, applications, and benefits, you can check out the following resources:
The Ethernet overview page on the TI website provides an introduction to Ethernet technology and TI's Ethernet portfolio.
The Ethernet products page on the TI website lists all the Ethernet PHY devices and evaluation modules that TI offers, along with their specifications, datasheets, and design resources.
The TI Ethernet PHY Selection Guide (PDF) helps you choose the right Ethernet PHY device for your application based on various criteria, such as speed, power consumption, cable length, and temperature range.
The Ethernet PHY Training Series on the TI website offers a series of videos and slides that cover various topics related to Ethernet PHY devices, such as basics, standards, testing, debugging, and design tips.
The TI E2Eâ¢ Interface Forum is a place where you can ask questions, share ideas, and get support from TI engineers and other users regarding Ethernet PHY devices and other interface products.
We hope these resources will help you gain more knowledge and confidence in using TI Ethernet PHY devices for your projects. Thank you for reading this article and have a great day! ec8f644aee