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EtherCAT Slave Framework API
EtherCAT Slave Framework API, EM-1022-10

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The EtherCAT Slave Framework made by emtas (Germany) provides a comfortable Application Programming Interface for the EtherCAT Slave Stack Code ET9300 by Beckhoff. It extends the free EtherCAT Slave Stack Code by a well-defined and constant user interface, which replace the internal application interfaces of the stack completely. Additionally, extended functionality is provided.


  • easy-to-use and constant API, indepentend from version of EtherCAT Slave Stack
  • callback/indication functions can be registered
  • extended functionality, e.g.: split indication for SDO and NMT
  • powerfull functions to access the object dictionary

The constant API makes it easy to integrate future updates of the EtherCAT Slave Stack Code, because the application code does not have to be modified anymore. The extended functionality cover e.g. the dynamic registration of indication/callback functions that allow to react on various events.
Additionally, several functions provide straight-forward access to the object dictionary.
The scope of delivery includes the EtherCAT DeviceDesigner that configures the EtherCAT Slave Framework and generates the object dictionary automatically using object data bases. The XML and EEPROM file is also generated automatically and always in sync with the object dictionary.
Thus a fast and easy integration of EtherCAT is possible.


System requirements

  • ANSI-C compiler
  • EtherCAT Slave Stack Code ET9300

Scope of delivery/Licensing

  • EtherCAT Slave Framework (ANSI-C compliant)
  • ready-to-run examples
  • User and reference manual as PDF files
  • EtherCAT DeviceDesigner
  • site licence with out runtime fee
  • 3 month support included
  • optional maintenance agreement

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