EC-STA [EtherCAT Slave Test Application]
 

EtherCAT Slave Test Application

The EC-STA EtherCAT Slave Test Application is useful for manufacturers of EtherCAT slave devices to perform comprehensive tests based on the proven and widely used EC-Master stack. Typically, the EC-STA will be used while creating and testing EtherCAT slave software as well as for slave production tests. The core component of the EC-STA is a Windows application based on the Microsoft .NET technology and written in the C# programming language. As the complete source code is included, the user is able to add customer-specific functions very easily, for example running automatic, script based test sequences. The EC-STA offers a comfortable and clear user interface with many features and allows testing any existing EtherCAT slave device. 
Important: To assure that a EtherCAT Slave Device is conforming to the EtherCAT Standard the EtherCAT Slave Conformance Tool has to be used.
See: http://www.ethercat.org/en/conformance.html 

Features

  • Selection of EtherCAT Network Information (ENI) File
  • Perform Master State Changes
  • Perform Slave State Changes
  • Display Process Data Input and Output Area
  • Mailbox Protocol "CANOpen over EtherCAT (CoE)"
  • Read Object Dictionary (SDO Information Service)
  • Read and Write CANOpen Object (SDO Upload and Download)
  • ...

Performing Master State Changes

Slave specific informations and test functions

CAN application layer over EtherCAT (CoE)

File Access over EtherCAT (FoE)

Delivered components

  • Graphical .NET Application including complete Source Code (C#)
  • .NET Wrapper Library for EC-Master API
  • Simple Console Application EC-MasterDemo including complete Source Code (C++)
  • EC-Master Master Stack (EC-STA License)

System requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 7/10 (32/64 Bit) or Linux with mono framework
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 to extend the shipped C# application

More information

Data sheets and evaluation versions are available in the download area.

 
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