EtherCAT Technology Basics for Developers


Dates and Venues:

  • March 01, 2016, Nuremberg, Germany
  • June 7, 2016, Nuremberg, Germany
  • September 27, 2016, Nuremberg, Germany
  • December 6, 2016, Nuremberg, Germany

Contents of the Seminar EtherCAT Technology Basics for Developers (subject to modifications):

Title: EtherCAT Communication

  • EtherCAT Basics
  • Slave Structure
  • Physical Layer
  • Device Model
  • Data Link Layer
    • Frame Structure
    • Addressing, Commands
    • Memory/Registers, SyncManager, FMMUs
    • Diagnosis
  • Distributed Clocks (DC)
  • Application Layer
    • EtherCAT State Machine (ESM)
    • Mailbox (Mailbox Protocols)
  • Slave Information Interface (EEPROM)
  • Device Profiles
  • EtherCAT Slave Information (ESI) file
  • Tools (Configuration Tool, Monitor, ...)
  • EtherCAT Master
  • Standard & References

The EtherCAT technology basics for developers seminar is aimed at developers as recommendable preparation before attending the EtherCAT Slave Evaluation Kit workshop or EtherCAT Master Sample Code workshop provided by Beckhoff Automation.

In this seminar basic EtherCAT knowledge is conveyed. The seminar is led 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 Cordula Konrad at Beckhoff Automation (Germany) directly.