EtherCAT ASIC ET1100
The ET1100 EtherCAT Slave Controller (ESC) ASIC offers a cost-effective and compact solution for realising EtherCAT slaves. It processes the EtherCAT protocol in the hardware and therefore ensure high performance and real-time capability, independent of any downstream slave microcontrollers and associated software. Through its three process data interfaces – digital I/O, SPI and 8/16 bit μC – the EtherCAT ASIC enables realisation of simple digital modules without micro-controllers and development of intelligent devices with own processor.
The ASIC features distributed clocks that enable high-precision synchronisation (<< 1 μs) of the EtherCAT slaves. The supply voltage is 3.3 V or 5 V; the core voltage of 2.5 V is generated by the integrated in-phase regulator or can be supplied directly. The ET1100 is suitable as a universal solution for all types of EtherCAT devices. Due to its compact design and small number of external components, the ET1100 only requires minimum space on the board.
Beckhoff Automation S.r.l.