DSPEtherCAT Automation Master - motion & network

he DSPEtherCAT Automation Master is one the most advanced and versatile Ethernet Automation units in the market. Essentially, a System Automation Master combines the power of Hard & Soft motion Controller in the same unit. This means, you can use the Master simply as an Industrial Ethernet Network Manager (e.g., Profinet IRT Master Controller) and generate your own motion commands in a PC - or - in conjunction with your PC-based software, use the card's internal motion control capabilities in time-critical coordination and synchronizations. Due to their protocol conversion feature, these units can also be used in Multi Protocol applications.

EtherCAT slave devices read the data addressed to them while the frame passes through the device. Similarly, input data is inserted while the telegram passes through. The frames are only delayed by a few nanoseconds. Since an EtherCAT frame comprises the data of many devices, both in the send and receive directions, the usable data rate increases to over 90%. The full-duplex features of 100BaseTX are fully utilized, so that effective data rates of > 100 Mbit/s (>90% of 2 x 100 Mbits/s) can be achieved.

  • The EtherCAT protocol is optimized for process data (the data is transported directly within the Ethernet frame)

  • Line, tree or star: EtherCAT supports almost any topology. Download ... product brochure