EtherCAT Software: Master, Tool, Configurator, Slave Testing, Motion

EtherCAT® Products

EC-Master EtherCAT® Master Stack Software solution available for Linux, Windows, VxWorks, On Time RTOS-32, QNX, RTX, INtime, Xenomai, etc. 
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EC-Win Powerful open real-time EtherCAT programming platform for Windows. Using EC-Win it is possible to build deterministic real-time EtherCAT solutions for Windows. 
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EC-STA EtherCAT Slave Test Application for slave software development and slave production testing. Extensible Windows application based on EC-Master Stack; performs extensive EtherCAT slave tests. 
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EC-Engineer Modern and powerful software tool to configure and analyze EtherCAT® networks. Integrated Windows EtherCAT Master for comprehensive online functions. 
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EC-EAP System-wide communication with the EtherCAT Automation Protocol (EAP)
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EC-CTK Microsoft .NET and WPF based Software-Framework for EtherCAT Configuration and Diagnosis Tools. 
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EtherCAT Technology Partnerships

Wind River enables companies to develop, run, and manage device software faster, better, at lower cost, and more reliably. Wind River combines a proven commitment to standardization with state-of-the-art tools, industry best practices, comprehensive global support, and a superior partner ecosystem to help you accomplish all your DSO goals across the entire development life cycle.


NXP Semiconductor is creating a smarter, better connected world. You’ll find NXP semiconductors embedded all around you: in automobiles, computer networks, communications infrastructure, office buildings, factories, industrial equipment, tools, mobile phones, home appliances and consumer products.

EtherCAT Technology

The EtherCAT Technology Group is the forum in which key user companies from various industries and leading automation suppliers join forces to support, promote and advance the EtherCAT technology. 


The Safety over EtherCAT protocol (FSoE "FailSafe over EtherCAT") defines a safety communication layer for EtherCAT. FSoE meets the requirements of IEC 61508 SIL 3 and enables the transfer of safe and standard information on the same communication system without limitations with regard to transfer speed and cycle time.
In 2010, July 13th FSoE has gained IEC acceptance.

Using the EtherCAT Technology a lot of limitations of competitive Industrial Ethernet solutions can be overcome (this article is currently only available in German language). 
An introduction into EtherCAT in English language can be found here.
EtherCAT® is registered trademark and patented technology, licensed by Beckhoff Automation GmbH, Germany.
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