PCI Express® EtherCAT® Slave Interface
EtherCAT for every PC
Turn your PC into an EtherCAT slave node
EtherCAT Slave featured via Ethernet physical Layer
ET1100 ESC address space is directly mapped to the PCI Express address space
PCIe® interface according to PCI Express Specification R1.0a
Configuration and Application Development via esd's Tools
Configuration by esd's EtherCAT master. A sample device description file (ESI file in XML format) is provided
esd EtherCAT slave API library and sample code for application development
esd is a member of the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG).
Simple EtherCAT Slave Interface for PCs
The ECS-PCIe/1100 is a PC board designed for PCI Express slots. It features an EtherCAT slave using the Ethernet physical layer via two RJ45 Ethernet sockets. The board uses the ET1100 EtherCAT slave controller (ESC) ASIC that comes with 8 kbytes memory and 8 EtherCAT sync managers. The ET1100 ESC address space is directly mapped to the PCI Express address space.
The ECS-PCIe/1100 integrates any PC into an EtherCAT network and makes it an EtherCAT slave node. The PC can act as I/O node. An EtherCAT master can use several EtherCAT protocols like CoE, FoE and EoE to communicate with this EtherCAT slave node.
Configuration and protocols
Configuration is done through the esd EtherCAT master. A sample device description file (ESI) is provided.
Device drivers for Windows® and Linux® with documentation and EtherCAT slave examples are included in the scope of delivery. Drivers for other operating systems, especially realtime-OS, are available on request.
This product is in life cycle stage 'not recommended for new designs'.
(Please use successor ECS-PCIe/FPGA)