netHOST RTE - LAN controlled EtherCAT Master for DIN rail
- Fully featured EtherCAT Master for up to 200 EtherCAT Slaves
- Open access via TCP/IP-based access protocol
- Quick access via DLL with same API as PC fieldbus cards
- Easy integration in embedded systems via 'C'-based driver source code
- Access to EtherCAT Slave object dictionary via SDO (CoE)
A netHOST RTE is a full-featured and autonomously operating Real-Time Ethernet master allowing industrial PCs and other embedded systems the control of Real-Time Ethernet networks over an ordinary LAN connection.
A simple TCP/IP based transport protocol transfers the services between the controlling unit and the device. For device integration a DLL for Windows and a ‚C‘ source code for embedded solutions is provided. In both cases the call interface (API) is identical to Hilschers PC cards. This makes a netHOST a „remotely controllable PC card forield installations“.
100 bytes process data inputs and outputs are exchangeable over the LAN network in about one millisecond.
Acyclic services to the subordinate Real-Time Ethernet stations are supported as well. A bus configuration software is included in the delivery. Two devices can be used in combination to realize redundant applications. Services are provided to execute a controlled switchover in the event one device fails or a line breaks. In case a device fails the memory card slot allowservice personnel to perform a firmware and configuration recovery on a replacement device in less than a minute.
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