Intelligent EtherCAT® Master Communication EtherCAT® environment is enabled typically by implementing the master stack on Ethernet hardware. Advanet provides EtherCAT® master communications on-board by implementing the Xilinx Zynq® with ARM® Cortex®-A9 on a board to minimize the impact for the host CPU as bus master.
The redundant cable configuration adopting ring topology which recovers the communication cable failure in the EtherCAT® system allows the communications to reach any branch even in case of cable fracturing happened at any point.
The protocol of the EtherCAT® system utilizing a hot connect capability provides flexible and responsive functionalities to change the system configuration which allows you to connect/disconnect or reconfigure any part of the network "on-the-fly".
At the hardware replacement, the reconfiguration is usually required when the master stack is installed directly to host hardware. Advanet EtherCAT® master board allows host hardware independent. Since the EtherCAT® master communication is executed on the board, all you have to do is to move the master board to the new hardware.
The rapid and real-time open field bus "EtherCAT®" is an abbreviation for Ethernet for Control Automation Technology, and an open field bus system developed by Beckhoff Automation (German automation equipment manufacturer) and released in 2003.
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