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SIP(4) Kernel Interfaces Manual SIP(4)


sipSiS 900-based Ethernet driver


sip* at pci? dev ? function ?

Configuration of PHYs is also necessary. See mii(4).


The sip device driver supports Ethernet interfaces based on the Silicon Integrated Systems SiS 900, SiS 7016, and National Semiconductor DP83815 Ethernet chips.

The SiS 900 is found on many motherboards featuring SiS chipsets, and on some embedded systems, and has a built-in PHY. The SiS 7016 is an older version of the chip, which uses an external PHY.

The National Semiconductor DP83815 is found on NetGear FA-311 and FA-312 Ethernet boards, and has a built-in PHY.


The sip driver first appeared in NetBSD 1.5.


The sip driver was originally written by Jason R. Thorpe for Network Computer, Inc.

It has since been modified by Jason R. Thorpe <> and Allen Briggs <>.

May 17, 2001 NetBSD 7.0