Targeted for EtherCAT slave communications, this development platform allows designers to implement real-time EtherCAT communications standards in a broad range of industrial automation equipment. It enables low foot print designs in applications such as industrial automation, factory automation or industrial communication with minimal external components and with best in class low power performance. Although this TI Design was done on the TMDSICE3359, it can also be done on the TMDXICE110.
EtherCAT conformance tested by EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG)
Free EtherCAT Slave Stack Code (SSC) from Beckhoff available; requires ETG membership (free of charge) and valid EtherCAT Vendor ID.
Free board support package and industrial software development kit from TI
Support other industrial communications with the same hardware (e.g., PROFIBUS, Profinet, Ethernet/IP and more)
Production Ready development platform sub-system which includes schematics, BOM, user guides, application notes, white paper, software, demos and more
Both PCB footprints and schematic symbols are available for download in a vendor neutral format, which can then be exported to the leading EDA CAD/CAE design tools using the Ultra Librarian Reader. The reader is available as a (free download.).
The UL Reader is a subset of the Ultra Librarian toolset that can generate, import, and export components and their attributes in virtually any EDA CAD/CAE format.