EtherCAT is an international IEC standard, with open design, providing stability and extended compatibility specifications. There are several versions developed as time went by, providing safety over EtherCAT, EtherCAT P for supplying power and communication, and EtherCAT G/G10 for higher transfer rates, all of them with the existing EtherCAT equipment. EtherCAT enables synchronization in nanoseconds, significantly improving the efficiency and reducing the CPU load by 25-30% in comparison to the other bus systems. It offers flexible topology, supporting up to 65 535 devices with a line, bus, star, tree, or any other topology combination. EtherCAT provides simplicity and robustness, with the ability for automatic address assignment and unique frames processing, making it the fastest industrial Ethernet technology.
EtherCAT is an Industrial Ethernet technology, designed for faster, simpler, and more cost-effective data transfer, combining the Ethernet advantages and the simplicity of fieldbus systems.
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Update: Extending compatible devices and a new version of the software
✔️ Added support for LabVIEW 2020.
✔️ Dropped support for the NI 9144.
✔️ Dropped support for the following EtherCAT masters:
Update: Lots of new features for Ethernet Master Stuck
✔️ Configuration: EtherCAT Network Information Format (ENI XML)
✔️ Cyclic process data update
✔️ Synchronous and asynchronous modes
✔️ Master triggered and user-triggered...
Update: ETG provides a new educational tool for developersEtherCAT technology group offers manufacturers and developers as well as users support in EtherCAT technology services. This protocol is an additional tool to adapt to the needs of developers. The ...