What does "Tigon3" mean? (Detlef Lechner)

Mark Syms mark at marksyms.me.uk
Fri Feb 5 14:36:53 UTC 2010

On Fri, 05 Feb 2010 12:00:07 +0000, ubuntu-users-request at lists.ubuntu.com
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> Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2010 11:10:37 +0100
> From: Detlef Lechner <Detlef.Lechner at gmx.net>
> Subject: Re: What does "Tigon3" mean?
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> On Fri, 2010-02-05 at 02:24 -0500, Michael Haney wrote:
>> Broadcom Tigon3 is likely the name of the chipset used in your Ethernet
>> adapter.
>> BCM5751M is associated with the Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5751M
>> PCI-Express Gigabit Ethernet adapter.
> You did not explain why there are two different names for the same
> thing.

Tigon3 is the family name for a series of Broadcom Gigabit ethernet
controllers, BCM5751M is a specific implementation and the tg3 driver will
handle all members of the Tigon3 family.


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