We are designing a new product (low volume <500 total production over 10 years) which will feature an Ethernet interface using a w5100 device.
I have a query regarding the source of the MAC address.
IEEE search shows that manufacturers code 00-08-DC is assigned to the following company (I assume this to be the same wiznet):
5F Simmtech bldg., 228-3,
KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
- Can I use this as the first 3 bytes of my MAC, and assign a unique value for the last 3 bytes (generated randomly)?
- Should I use a Microchip 25AA02E48 for the MAC address instead?