TIDEP0043 Reference Design

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Acontis EtherCAT Master Stack Reference Design


The acontis EC-Master EtherCAT Master stack is a highly portable software stack that can be used on various embedded platforms. The EC-Master supports the high performance TI Sitara MPUs:  it provides a sophisticated EtherCAT Master solution which customers can use to implement EtherCAT communication interface boards: EtherCAT based PLC or motion control applications. The EC-Master architectural design does not require additional tasks to be scheduled: thus the full stack functionality is available even on an OS less platform such as TI Starterware suported on AM335x. Due to this architecture combined with the high speed Ethernet driver it is possible to implement EtherCAT master based applications on the Sitara platform with short cycle times of 100 microseconds or even below.

  • EtherCAT Class A or Class B master stack according to ETG.1500 specificationHigh performance CPSW Ethernet driver for maximum EtherCAT performanceEtherCAT Feature Pack Cable Redundancy using two CPSW portsEtherCAT Feature Pack Hot Connect to support flexible configurationSupport for various operating systems: Linux: TI-RTOS (SYS/BIOS) and partner OS such as VxWorks and QNX
  • Desktop POS
  • ATMs (Automated Teller Machines)
  • CPU (PLC Controller)
  • Communication module
  • Single board computer
  • Rugged PC & laptop
  • Industrial robot CPU board
  • Telemetry & RTUs
  • CNC control
  • Vision computer
  • Mobile robot CPU board
  • Stand-alone remote IO
  • Computer on module
  • Condition monitoring gateway
  • Machine to machine
Product Categories
  • Sitara processors


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