Products - EtherCAT Custom Control    

An extension of the EtherCAT Acquisition Library for realtime data operations. Within a custom dll the EtherCAT input data can be processed to set EtherCAT output data. The processing is done between receiving and sending a data frame in bus cycle rates down to 5 kHz.

The custom dll has to be created in C++. A basic framework for the dll is provided. The dll call passes a pointer to the EtherCAT input data, a pointer to the EtherCAT output data as well as a pointer to individual parameters. The individual parameters can be created and passed from LabVIEW.

Amongst others the following functionalities can be realized:

  • Process control loops (cycle times < 1ms)
  • Limits monitoring with individual actions
  • Complex digital logic operations
  • Analog function generators

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