EtherCAT Slave and Multi-Protocol Industrial Ethernet Reference Design
The TIDA-00299 reference design implements a cost-optimized EtherCAT slave (dual ports) with SPI interface to the application processor. The hardware design is capable of supporting multi-protocol industrial Ethernet and field busses using the AMIC110 industrial communications processor. The design has a 5-V input. A single PMIC generates all rails required onboard. The EtherCAT slave stack can run on the AMIC110 or on the application processor using a serial peripheral interface (SPI). With a hardware switch, the AMIC110 can be configured to boot the EtherCAT slave firmware from SPI flash or to boot from application processor through SPI. The design is in BoosterPack Plug-in Module form factor with a connector compatible to the TI LaunchPad Development Kit for easy evaluation with a C2000 MCU. A JTAG interface accelerates custom firmware development.
Passes EtherCAT Slave Conformance Testing (CTT)
Software-programmable multi-protocol industrial ethernet and field bus support using AMIC110 communication processor
SPI interface with flexibility to run EtherCAT slave stack with onboard AMIC110 processor or on application processor like C2000 MCU
Low-latency, robust 10 or 100 MBit ethernet PHYs DP83822
Cost-optimized, easy power management using single PMIC to supply entire board from a preregulated 5-V supply
Operatioin over industrial temperature range, total board power consumption less than 1.25W in typical use case; no heatsink required for operation up to 85°C ambient