EtherCAT Slave Evaluation Kit EL98xx

The evaluation kits serve as platform for the development of EtherCAT slaves. The piggyback controller board supplied with the kit realises the complete EtherCAT connection with the ASIC ET1100. All digital I/O, SPI and asynchronous μController process data interfaces (PDIs) are connected to pin strips and can be selected via PDI selector switch. The SPI interface can optionally be connected with a PIC microcontroller included with the kit or directly to the pin strip. A programming and debugging interface for the controller is also provided. The EL9820 can therefore also be used as platform for the ET9300 EtherCAT Slave Stack Code provided with the evaluation kits.

The EtherCAT evaluation kits consist of the following components:


  • EL9800 evaluation base board
  • FB1111-0142 with ASIC ET1100
  • EtherCAT Slave Stack Code ET9300
  • cables, documentation
  • workshop optionally available (TR8100)

The workshop is highly recommended: It helps to get up to speed with the evaluation board and the related software. Bring your development PC or Laptop (OS: XP, 7) so that you can leave with a working development environment.

The EtherCAT evaluation kits by Beckhoff are intended for members of the EtherCAT Technology Group.


EtherCAT Slave Evaluation Kit EL98xx


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