USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ADAP AX88179

AX88179 is a High performance and highly integrated ASIC which enables a Low cost, Small form factor, and simple Plug-and-Play.

  • PO.: ST737
  • P/N.: SU-LG8179A-BT
  • Bus Type: USB TYPE
  • Media Port: RJ45 LAN
  • Main Chipset: ASIX AX88179

ASIX AX88179

USB 3.0 to 10/100/1000M Gigabit Ethernet Controller


AX88179 is USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet controller which integrates USB 3.0 PHY and 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet MAC/PHY in a single chip. The AX88179 is the latest addition to ASIX's USB-to-LAN product portfolio, providing a small form factor solution and plug-and-play usability, enabling embedded system designers to deliver Gigabit Ethernet connectivity while leveraging the growth and speed of USB 3.0 SuperSpeed technology.

The AX88179 is a high performance and highly integrated ASIC which enables a low cost, small form factor, and simple plug-and-play Gigabit Ethernet network connection capability for desktops, notebook PCs, ultrabooks, cradles/port replicators/docking stations, game consoles, digital-home appliances, and any embedded system using a standard USB port.


   ● Single chip USB 3.0 to 10/100/1000M Gigabit Ethernet controller with Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) 

      base on digital signal processing (DSP) technology with low dissipation

   ● USB Device Controller

  -- Integrates on-chip USB 3.0 PHY and controller compliant to USB Spec 3.0, 2.0 and 1.1

  -- Supports all USB 3.0 power saving modes (U0, U1, U2, and U3)

  -- Supports USB Super/High/Full Speed modes with Bus-power or Self-power device auto-detect capability

  -- High performance packet transfer rate over USB bus using proprietary burst transfer mechanism 

   ● Gigabit Ethernet Controller

  -- Supports IEEE 802.3az (Energy Efficient Ethernet)

  -- IEEE 802.3, 802.3u and 802.3ab compatible

  -- Integrates 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet MAC/PHY

  -- Supports dynamic cable length detection and dynamic power adjustment Green Ethernet (Gigabit mode only)

  -- Supports parallel detection and automatic polarity correction

  -- Supports crossover detection and auto- correction

  -- Supports IPv4/IPv6 packet Checksum Offload Engine (COE) to reduce CPU loading, including IPv4 IP/TCP/UDP/ICMP/IGMP

     & IPv6 TCP/UDP/ICMPv6 checksum check & generation

  -- Supports TCP Large Send Offload V1

  -- Supports full duplex operation with IEEE 802.3x flow control and half duplex operation with back-pressure flow control

  -- Supports IEEE 802.1P Layer 2 Priority Encoding and Decoding

  -- Supports IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging and 2 VLAN ID filtering; received VLAN Tag (4 bytes) can be stripped off or preserved

  -- Supports Jumbo frame up to 4KB

  -- PHY loop-back diagnostic capability

   ● Support Wake-on-LAN Function

  -- Supports suspend mode and remote wakeup via link-change, Magic Packet, Microsoft Wakeup Frame and external wakeup pin

  -- Supports Bonjour wake-on-demand

   ● Advanced Power Management Features

  -- Supports power management offload (ARP & NS)

  -- Supports dynamic power management to reduce power dissipation during idle or light traffic

  -- Supports AutoDetach power saving

  -- Supports advanced link down power saving when Ethernet cable is unplugged

   ● Supports optional serial EEPROM (93c56/66) for storing USB Descriptors, Node-ID, etc.

   ● Supports embedded eFuse (64-byte) to store USB Device Descriptors, Node-ID, etc to save external EEPROM

   ● Supports automatic loading of USB Device Descriptors, Node-ID, etc. from embedded eFuse or external EEPROM

      after power-on initialization

General specification
Controller-processorASIX AX88179
Applicable NetworkIntegrates 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet MAC/PHY
Upstream portUSB 3.0 AF
Downstream portRJ45 copper (LAN)
Transmission rate10/100/1000Mbps
Network topology10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX / 1000BASE-T, IEEE 802.3az (Energy Efficient Ethernet)
IEEE 802.1P Layer 2 Priority Encoding and Decoding, IEEE 802.3, 802.3u and 802.3ab
System requirementsWindows CE / Server 2003 / XP / Vista / Windows 7/ Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 (32/64bit)

DOS, Linux, MAC OS and above

Hardware & environment

LED IndicatorsGreen: Power LED, Orange: Link / ACT LED
MaterialPlastic shell
CertificationsFCC, CE, RoHS
Operating temperature0℃ -- 70℃
Storage temperature-55 °C -- +125 °C
Relative humidity5%--95% Non-condensing

Packing Accessories list

1 x USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet LAN adapter

1 x User's Manual
1 x CD Driver


Only the above package contents, other products are not included. 

The allowable error of size measurement is +/- 1~3mm, and the weight of the product is subject to the actual product. 

DimensionsL x W x mm
Package SizeL175 x W125 x H30mm (Built-in blister)
Product weight g
Package weight




PO#P/NSpecificationsOrdering Note
ST737SU-LG8179A-BTUSB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet LAN adapter  
Based on ASIX AX88179A Ethernet Controller


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