EtherCAT

At rt-labs, we are experts in development of embedded systems with EtherCAT support. At this site you can download and use some of the tools and components we have developed. You can also find a list of useful reference implementations which might be useful for your project and information about the EtherCAT classes and workshops that we offer.


Applications/Profiles

EtherCAT Automation Protocol (EAP)The EtherCAT Automation Protocol (EAP) specifies communication services and protocols for Master devices and Ethernet-based devices connected with a standard Ethernet network.
CiA 402 drive profile libraryEtherCAT conformant slave application sample for the XMC4x board.

Communication stacks

EtherCAT Slave Library (SOES) – commercial licenseLicensing of Open EtherCAT Society’s Simple Open EtherCAT Slave (SOES) under a commercial license.
EtherCAT Master Library (SOEM) – commercial licenseLicensing of Open EtherCAT Society’s Simple Open EtherCAT Master (SOEM) under a commercial license for use in a named product / product line.
EtherCAT Master Library (SOEM)SOEM (Simple Open EtherCAT Master) is an opensource EtherCAT master stack which is very easy to use and provides a small footprint. It is a good alternative to more complex stacks on the market and is especially well suited for embedded systems.
EtherCAT Slave Library (SOES)SOES EtherCAT Slave Library, written in C, used to write custom EtherCAT Slave applications.

Development tools

rt-labs EtherCAT ExplorerEtherCAT Explorer is an EtherCAT network exploration, logging and diagnostics tool.
rt-labs EtherCAT Slave EditorThe Slave Editor is an EtherCAT slave design tool supporting the developer in creating EtherCAT conformant slaves.

Evaluation/getting started kits/tutorials

SOES TCP/IP EoE sample applicationEtherCAT slave TCP/IP and EoE appliacation sample using lwIP
XMC4300 Master SampleXMC4300 Package to be used with Infineon DAVE using SOEM.
XMC4300 EtherCAT Slave samplePackage to be used with Infineon DAVE using SOES

Port and drivers

FreeRTOS HBI LAN9252 port for SOES libraryUsing Microchip reference HBI driver.
FreeRTOS SPI LAN9252 port for SOES libraryPort using generic SPI driver.
FreeRTOS XMC4 port for SOES library
FreeRTOS Zynq ET1815 port for SOES libraryPort using on chip bus.
FreeRTOS SPI ET1100 port for SOES libraryPort using generic SPI driver.
FreeRTOS XMC4 port for SOEM libraryPort including optimized MAC driver for XMC4
vxWorks port for SOEM library
Custom adoptations for SOEM libraryrt-labs provide EtherCAT development and tools services upon request.
Custom port for SOEM libraryrt-labs offers porting of additional platforms upon request.

Profiles and services

CiA 402 device profileCiA 402 is a device profile for power drive systems.
Safety-over-EtherCAT (FSoE)Safety-over-EtherCAT is a safety communication layer primarily for EtherCAT networks.

Training and services

Custom support and troubleshootingCustom support and troubleshooting of EtherCAT related issues on embedded devices.
Custom adoptations for SOEM libraryrt-labs provide EtherCAT development and tools services upon request.
EtherCAT for Embedded SystemsThis two-day workshop is designed to give developers a thorough understanding of EtherCAT development in embedded systems. By combining important theory with plenty of hands-on exercises, it ensures that attendees leave the course fully ready to develop EtherCAT Masters/Slaves. It is, quite simply, the most cost-effective first step for any professional development team about to start using EtherCAT in embedded systems