EtherCAT Evaluation System (Slave)

The Intelligent I/O EtherCAT slave evaluation platform is a modular system based on STMicroelectronics' chipset:

STEVAL-IFW001V1 Board Features (STR912FA carry board)

  • 32-bit STR912FAW44 microcontroller with ARM966E-S™ core running at 96 MHz
  • Two fast E-STE101P Ethernet transceivers supporting full duplex communication; start-up configuration settings; RJ45 connectors with embedded LEDs
  • Two 50-pin header connectors for connecting different on-hook extensions with realtime IP featuring: three MIIs (medium independent interface), EMI (external memory interface), UART, I2C, SPI, external interrupts, 1.8 V, 3.3 V and GND pins
  • Connectors for interfacing with industrial I/O cards: CAN, AC MC (motor control), CLT/PCLT (input termination circuit) CLT3-4BT6, PCLT-2A and HSD (high side driver) VNI4140, VN808, VN808CM, VN751
  • Power supply using the L5973AD DC-DC converter, and the LF18 for the core supply
  • JTAG debug interface connector
  • 6 V to 30 V DC power supply voltage range
  • One reset and one general-purpose button; two general purpose LEDs

STEVAL-IFW002V1 Board Features (FPGA extension)

  • Xilinx Spartan-3E FPGA device for Ethernet RT IP
  • Platform Flash (XCF04S)
  • CN1, CN2 connectors for plug-in connection with STEVAL-IFW0001V1 evaluation board
  • P1 programming connector for FPGA platform Flash (6-pin)
  • P6 connector for RS485 communication through the ST3485EB transceiver
  • 8 general purpose LEDs
  • 8-bit DIP switch for general configuration (e.g. device address)

Please ask for customer specific demo boards.


EtherCAT Evaluation System (Slave)



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