TIDEP0043

Acontis EtherCAT Master Stack Reference Design

TIDEP0043

Design files

Overview

The acontis EC-Master EtherCAT Master stack is a highly portable software stack that can be used on various embedded platforms. The EC-Master supports the high performance TI Sitara MPUs,  it provides a sophisticated EtherCAT Master solution which customers can use to implement EtherCAT communication interface boards, EtherCAT based PLC or motion control applications. The EC-Master architectural design does not require additional tasks to be scheduled, thus the full stack functionality is available even on an OS less platform such as TI Starterware suported on AM335x. Due to this architecture combined with the high speed Ethernet driver it is possible to implement EtherCAT master based applications on the Sitara platform with short cycle times of 100 microseconds or even below.

Features
  • EtherCAT Class A or Class B master stack according to ETG.1500 specification
  • High performance CPSW Ethernet driver for maximum EtherCAT performance
  • EtherCAT Feature Pack Cable Redundancy using two CPSW ports
  • EtherCAT Feature Pack Hot Connect to support flexible configuration
  • Support for various operating systems: Linux, TI-RTOS (SYS/BIOS) and partner OS such as VxWorks and QNX

A fully assembled board has been developed for testing and performance validation only, and is not available for sale.

Design files & products

Design files

Download ready-to-use system files to speed your design process.

TIDUAF8A.PDF (198 K)

Reference design overview and verified performance test data

TIDR336.ZIP (768 K)

Detailed schematic diagram for design layout and components

TIDR339A.ZIP (37 K)

Complete listing of design components, reference designators, and manufacturers/part numbers

TIDC179A.ZIP (3016 K)

PCB layer plot file used for generating PCB design layout

Products

Includes TI products in the design and potential alternatives.

AND gates

SN74AUP2G082-ch, 2-input, 0.8-V to 3.6-V low power AND gates

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Analog switches & muxes

SN74CBTLV32573.3-V, 2:1 (SPDT), 4-channel analog switch with partial-power-down mode

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Analog temperature sensors

LM94022±1.5°C Temperature Sensor with Multiple Gain and Class-AB Analog Output

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Arm-based processors

AM3357Sitara processor: Arm Cortex-A8, EtherCAT, PRU-ICSS, CAN

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Arm-based processors

AM3358-EPSitara processor: Arm Cortex-A8, 3D, PRU-ICSS, HiRel, CAN

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Arm-based processors

AM3359Sitara processor: Arm Cortex-A8, EtherCAT, 3D, PRU-ICSS, CAN

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Arm-based processors

AM4376Sitara processor: Arm Cortex-A9, PRU-ICSS

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Arm-based processors

AM4377Sitara processor: Arm Cortex-A9, PRU-ICSS, EtherCAT

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Arm-based processors

AM4378Sitara processor: Arm Cortex-A9, PRU-ICSS, 3D graphics

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Arm-based processors

AM4379Sitara processor: Arm Cortex-A9, PRU-ICSS, EtherCAT, 3D graphics

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Automotive LED drivers

TPIC28108-bit LED driver with I2C interface

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Buck converters (integrated switch)

TPS54205.5V to 36V Input, 2A, 500kHz Step-Down Converter

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Clock generators

CDCE913Programmable 1-PLL VCXO clock synthesizer with 2.5-V or 3.3-V LVCMOS outputs

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D-type flip-flops

SN74ALVCH1637416-Bit Edge-Triggered D-Type Flip-Flop With 3-State Outputs

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ESD & surge protection ICs

TPD4S012Quad 0.8-pF, 5.5-V, ±8-kV ESD protection diode with 15-V tolerant Vbus for USB Interface

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ESD & surge protection ICs

TPD6E0016 channel 1.5-pF, 5.5-V, ±8-kV ESD protection diode with 1-nA max leakage & VCC pin for USB 2.0

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Ethernet PHYs

TLK110Industrial 10/100 Ethernet PHY

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I2C general-purpose I/Os (GPIOs)

PCA95364-bit 2.3- to 5.5-V I2C/SMBus I/O expander with config registers

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Inverting buffers & drivers

SN74LVC1G06Single 1.65-V to 5.5-V inverter with open-drain outputs

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Linear & low-dropout (LDO) regulators

TPS717150-mA, high-PSRR, low-IQ, low-dropout voltage regulator with enable

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Multi-channel ICs (PMIC)

TPS65910Integrated Power Management IC (PMIC) w/ 4 DC/DCs, 8 LDOs and RTC in 6x6mm QFN family

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Noninverting buffers & drivers

SN74LVC1G07Single 1.65-V to 5.5-V buffer with open-drain outputs

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OR gates

SN74LVC1G32Single 2-input, 1.65-V to 5.5-V OR gate

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Technical documentation

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* Design guide EtherCAT Master Stack for TI Sitara CPU Family Design Guide (Rev. A) Jul. 19, 2016

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