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 and SCI (Slave Configuration Information). The SCI allows to specify use-case specific device descriptions, containing a complete configuration. 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.

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 incl. SCI EN PDF Sep 06, 2021 1.0.13 Release 
Members onlymembers-yes ETG.2000 EtherCAT Slave Information (ESI) Specification incl. SCI EN  PDF  Sep 06, 2021  2,55 MB 1.0.13  Release 
Members onlymembers-yes ETG.2000 EtherCAT Slave Information (ESI) Specification JP  PDF  Nov 18, 2014  1,56 MB 1.0.7  Release 
Members onlymembers-yes ETG.2001 EtherCAT Slave Information (ESI) Annotation EN  PDF  May 09, 2019  1,54 MB 1.1.1  Release 
Members onlymembers-yes EtherCAT Slave Information (ESI) Example Files EN  ZIP  May 09, 2019  0,01 MB    
members-no EtherCAT Slave Information (ESI) Schema EN  ZIP  Sep 06, 2021  0,01 MB 1.16  Release