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For questions about EtherCAT (Ethernet for Control Automation Technology), an Ethernet-based fieldbus system.

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EtherCAT Communication Testing

I am working on a device that uses EtherCAT. On one side, I have the standard EtherCAT Connector - an RJ45. On the other side, I would like to experiment with different connectors. For starters, I ...
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Ethercat, Arduino, RFID

I want to create an installation that can read and feed back information from an RFID with EtherCAT. At the moment I have no components. Here is what I plan to use: Type Ref RFID RC522 ...
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What happens if we swap EtherCAT input and output ports?

An EtherCAT slaves receives its data from its input port (RX), and then adds its own data on the frame while transmitting it to its output (TX). When reaching the very last slave, the data are simply ...
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Can a ring of etherCAT devices be connected to two ports of an existing Ethernet/IP switch? [closed]

I have a few etherCAT devices which each have a slave controller exposing two etherCAT interfaces, and I would like to connect them to the ethernet switch of my home network. Will I be able to set up ...
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Use 2 of the 8 cables of an existing ethernet connection

There is an Ethernet cable that runs from a server room to an office. That cable is connected to a router. There are times when ...
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Can the USB interface be used in real-time works

USB works similar to the Master and Slave architecture. There is an Host which is manage the bus as like a Master. There can be various "devices" which is managed by host like slaves. I wonder that ...
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Is hard real time possible with Ethernet technology? [closed]

If I use EtherCAT to control a motor -- say I use RTnet + SOEM to control a servo drive using EtherCAT connectivity -- and the servo drive both controls and reads sensor value, than: is it necessary ...
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Connection to ground for a Cat5e Shielded outdoor rated cable

My ISP installed the cable modem in my entertainment room. I am trying to have internet also in my STUDIO with an access point to broadcast a second WIFI from there to other parts of the house. (My ...
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How can I set up a chained DAQ system with small off the shelve boards? [closed]

I'm building an exoskeleton in a student team and we're having some trouble finding the right prototyping system for our electronics system. All of the shelve systems are either too slow or too big. ...
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Microcontroller as a slave

I want to set up an EtherCAT Network, First I have installed IgH EtherCAT Master in my PC (Ubuntu 14.04) and RTAI 4.1 as RTOS Can I use microcontroller as a slave without any additional devices ...
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High speed data from microcontrollers to pc using daisy chain

I have STM32F4 discovery boards. I have 30 such boards supporting maximum data of 128Mbps. The max data at any instance in complete system would be 300Mbps.I need to pick this data and send it to PC. ...
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EMI Filtering on LVDS lines

This question is slightly related to: What's radiating on my PCB? These are Beckhoff's EtherCAT industrial IO modules. Each module is connected to its neighbours by 100mbps LVDS. Each module contains ...
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Calculating a simple CRC

In the datasheet for the ET1200 EtherCAT ASIC (page 94), I am told that I need to calculate a CRC of some of the 16-bit data in its EEPROM. The only description of this CRC is: Low byte [of word 7] ...
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Discrete Ethernet magnetics

Rather than using an Ethernet magnetics component, is it possible / reasonable to simply use individual isolating transformers? Inside the magnetics component, it's clearly made up of individual ...
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