- on Microcontrollers
- Published in issue 11/2012 on page 60
SDN – Software Defined NIC
Microcontroller ethernet card
Many off-the-shelf network interface cards (NICs) have the disadvantage of using expensive hardware and often require substantial investment of time and software development before success is achieved. We show here just how little hardware you can get away with if you only need to send data onto a network. To demonstrate we build a dirt-cheap IP network camera from an old web cam.