Online EtherCAT Evaluation Kit workshop for slave developers

Date and Time

  • Tue, May 26 + Wed, May 27, 2020 (9:00-12:30)
  • Tue, July 14 + Wed, July 15, 2020 (9:00-12:30)
  • Tue, Sep 15 + Wed, Sep 16, 2020 (9:00-12:30)
  • Tue, Dec 15 + Wed, Dec 16, 2020 (9:00-12:30)

Contents of the workshop (subject to modifications)

Title: EtherCAT Communication

  • Hardware Design:
    • EtherCAT Slave Controller (ESC)
    • Process Data Interface (PDI)
  • EtherCAT Master (TwinCAT incl. Real-time driver for EtherCAT)
  • EtherCAT Slave (Digital I/O device)
    • Configuration and Testing with Slave Evaluation Kit
  • EtherCAT Slave Stack Code (SSC)
    • Structure
    • Protocol Handling
    • Compilation and Debugging
  • Network Monitoring
    • Communication and Protocol Analysis
  • Conformance Test Tool (CTT)
    • Handling and Analysis
  • EtherCAT Slave Information (ESI) file


The online workshop is aimed at developers of EtherCAT slaves using the EtherCAT Slave Evaluation Kit (EL98xx) from Beckhoff Automation. In addition to theoretical content they also include practical exercises. Basic EtherCAT knowledge is assumed. The workshop is led in German or English by developers and held in manageable groups so that individual interests can be addressed.


This workshop is offered by Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG.



For further information and registration please contact
Sandra Mimmler at Beckhoff directly.


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Seminar language

Please note that the workshop is being held in English language, if non-german speaking people are registered.


1 day, split into two half day sessions