Modular Device Profile (MDP)

The Modular Device Profile (MDP) defines a modelling of structures within in a device. Mainly the object dictionary structure and corresponding behaviour of the entries is defined by the MDP. The intention is to provide an easy way for master and configuration tools to handle the devices.

A modular structure can be used for all kind of devices that supports physical or logical modules. This can be for example:

  • Gateways from Fieldbusses to EtherCAT
  • Multi Axis servo drives (physical modules) with each axis having independent operation modes (logic modules)
  • Extendable bus coupler with an internal backbone (e.g. sliced I/Os)

The MDP specification is divided in the following subparts:

  • ETG.5001.1: General MDP Device Model
  • ETG.5001.4: MDP Safety Module Specification
  • ETG.5001.x: MDP Module Specification (x represents the Module Profile number)

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.5001 Modular Device Profile (MDP) EN Feb 14, 2017 Draft for Review 
Members onlymembers-yes ETG.5001.1 General MDP Device Model Specification EN  PDF  Feb 17, 2016  0,77 MB 0.9.0  Draft 
Members onlymembers-yes ETG.5001.2.800 Vision Sensor Profile EN  ZIP  Oct 09, 2013  0,55 MB 0.5.2  Draft 
Members onlymembers-yes ETG.5001.3 MDP Fieldbus Gateway Profile Specification EN  PDF  Aug 05, 2016  1,50 MB 0.1.2  Draft 
Members onlymembers-yes ETG.5001.4 MDP Safety Module Specification EN  PDF  Aug 14, 2017  0,57 MB 1.0.0  Release 
members-no ETG.5001.6220 MDP IO-Link Master EN  PDF  May 02, 2017  0,44 MB 1.0.5  Release 
Members onlymembers-yes TF-4401 IO Link Profile Test File Set EN  ZIP  Jul 12, 2017  0,06 MB 1.1.0  Release 
Members onlymembers-yes ETG.5001 Comment Form EN  DOC  Feb 17, 2016  0,03 MB