EtherCAT Slave Information (ESI) Specification

The ETG.2000 EtherCAT Slave Information (ESI) specification describes the structure of ESI files using the corresponding XML schema, including EtherCAT P. The Japanese version of the ETG.2000 is also available for download. Please note that the English document is always the official version.

The ETG.2001 EtherCAT Slave Information (ESI) document describes the use of ESI elements and attributes on specific examples. It is an annotation to the ETG.2000 specification.

The EtherCAT Slave Information (ESI) schema is being used for creation of ESI files, including EtherCAT P.

The ETG.2000 and ESI schema is available as draft for review within ETG for 6 weeks. Review period for ETG.2000 V1.0.12.4 and ESI schema V1.15.1 ends July 23, 2021. Please provide comments to Mr. Florian Hammel by using the comment form included in the ZIP file.

You may not copy, distribute or “mirror” the files or printed versions of the documents, or any part of it, without permission in writing from the ETG (EtherCAT Technology Group).

  Description Language Type Date Size Ver. Status
Members onlymembers-yes ETG.2000 EtherCAT Slave Information (ESI) Specification EN PDF Jun 10, 2021 1.0.12 Draft for Review 
Members onlymembers-yes ETG.2000 EtherCAT Slave Information (ESI) Specification incl. Schema and Comment Form EN  ZIP  Jun 10, 2021  2,39 MB 1.0.12.4  Draft for Review 
Members onlymembers-yes ETG.2000 EtherCAT Slave Information (ESI) Specification incl. EtherCAT P and ETG.2001 EN  ZIP  May 26, 2020  3,90 MB 1.0.12  Release 
Members onlymembers-yes ETG.2000 EtherCAT Slave Information (ESI) Specification JP  PDF  Nov 18, 2014  1,56 MB 1.0.7  Release 
members- EtherCAT Slave Information (ESI) Schema   ZIP  Sep 26, 2019  0,01 MB 1.15  Release