The EC-1 solution kit is an all-in-the-box package for fast evaluation and rapid prototyping of the EtherCAT protocols. The EC-1 provides exceptional real-time response and enough power to address both the communication and the application requirements. Featuring a standard ARM® Cortex®-R4 controller with a low latency, tightly-coupled memory with Error Correcting Code (ECC) as well as a two port EtherCAT Slave Controller, the EC-1 It is ideal for intelligent I/O modules equipped with EtherCAT communication functions.
The EtherCAT-enabled remote I/O solution kit features a robust remote I/O board, software, documentation, and circuit diagrams. It allows users to start developing an EtherCAT slave with significantly lower risk. Moreover, based on Renesas research, it reduces up to 60 percent of the development time. Developers can refer to the supplied circuit diagrams when designing applications in a configuration very close to that of the actual solution kit. Targeted at remote I/O applications, the board is designed to operate on the same 24-volt (V) power supply typical of actual products. The sample software has been certified using a conformance test tool.
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