Switch to the ASIX AX88279 USB 3.2 to 2.5G Ethernet Controller

By Chad Cox

Production Editor

Embedded Computing Design

August 22, 2023


Image Credit: ASIX

Hsinchu, Taiwan. ASIX is releasing its AX88279 USB 3.2 to 2.5G Ethernet Controller to further enhance portable, high-speed, and reliable wired network connections. Integrated is a 2.5G/1G/100M Base-T Ethernet PHY delivering network throughput up to 2.34Gbps. The USB features advanced Precision Time Protocol (PTP) for critical applications involving precise time synchronization.

Compatible operating systems (OS) include Windows 11/10/8.x, Linux/Android/Chrome OS, and Nintendo Switch. The native CDC-NCM driver of macOS and Linux operating systems are also suited for the AX88279. The OS variety assists in a driverless installation for easy plug-and-play networking.

ASIX AX88279 supports 2.5G Ethernet network connectivity through the USB 3.2 interface such as:

  • Laptops
  • USB Ethernet dongles
  • Docking stations
  • Smart mobile device cradles
  • POS terminals
  • Game consoles
  • Smart cameras
  • Set-top boxes
  • 5G/LTE router

For more information, visit asix.com.tw.

Chad Cox. Production Editor, Embedded Computing Design, has responsibilities that include handling the news cycle, newsletters, social media, and advertising. Chad graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.A. in Cultural and Analytical Literature.

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