EtherCAT Technology Group Educational Tool for Developers
By Mario Cywinski
EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) Device Protocol Poster is an additional tool that helps developers of EtherCAT devices.
The poster deals with the basics of EtherCAT technology, the EtherCAT Device Protocol (EDP), and provides a visual overview of EtherCAT. It describes the basic functional principles of EtherCAT, the structure of the frame and its processing in the EtherCAT Slave Controller (ESC).
“My goal for the poster was to provide EtherCAT device developers a visual basis for a deeper understanding of EtherCAT technology. Comparable to a geographic map, the poster helps to orientate oneself in the EtherCAT world,” said Stephan Köhnen, EtherCAT expert, ETG
The poster is available free in English and Japanese. It is available in printed form at ETG trade show booths and seminars. A digital version is available at www.ethercat.org/poster.