Technical Reference about fast-etherenet, CSMA\CD

I'm a student of electronic engineering. I desperately need
information (or Links to one on the web...) about:
    1) Internal Structure of etherenet lan cards
    2) Information about programming drivers for the above.
    3) Using the CSMA\CD protocol and its specifications.

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laeuchliConnect With a Mentor Commented:
try going to or check out the online libary at
You may want to look at the following addresses

You should find most of what you are looking for on these sites.
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National Semiconductor manufacture ethernet physical layer controllers. For application notes regarding desiging LAN cards using their components and writing your own drivers, check out: -

Texas instruments manufacture ethernet MAC controllers, including single chip solutions which include a PCI interface and physical layer controller. Check out: -

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