North America | Online EtherCAT technology basics for developers

Scheduled dates

  • Monday, March 7, 2022: 10am – 2pm + Tuesday, March 8, 2022: 10am – 2pm

All times CST (Central Standard Time)

Ordering code: TR8110-0011

Contents of the two-day workshop (subject to change)

  • 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


North America | Online EtherCAT evaluation kit and Slave Stack Code (SSC) workshop

Scheduled dates

  • Wednesday, March 9, 2022: 10am – 2pm + Thursday, March 10, 2022: 10am – 2pm

All times CST (Central Standard Time)

Ordering code: TR8100-0011

Contents of the two-day workshop (subject to change)

  • 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



Organizer: The workshops are offered by Beckhoff Automation LLC.

Prerequisites for evaluation kit and SSC workshop: Besides ETG membership the Beckhoff EL98xx evaluation kit is needed. If ordering EL9820 kit, order must be placed by Monday, January 10***, 2022. Registration deadline for customer who have already completed and confirmed prerequisites is Friday, February 7, 2022.

***A Family License Agreement (FLA) with Beckhoff is needed to purchase development products like the EL9820. The agreement must be received by Beckhoff in paper form before the order can be fulfilled. If a FLA agreement Is not already in place when ordering you will receive the form from Beckhoff. Please allow 10 business days to process the FLA (including mailing to Beckhoff HQ in Verl, Germany).



Please send your request for quote for the seats in the online class and EL9820 evaluation kit directly to:
Jenny Gerold (
Beckhoff Automation, LLC

The number of participants is limited therefore we recommend registering early.