EtherCAT Seminar and Evaluation Kit Workshop (2 Days)
November 10-11, 2010


Contents of the Workshop (subject to change)

First Day 9am - 6pm

  • EtherCAT Basics
  • Slave Structure
  • Physical Layer
  • Device Model
  • Data Link Layer
    • Frame Structure
    • Addressing, Commands
    • Memory, SyncManager, FMMUs
    • Diagnosis
  • Application Layer
    • State Machine
    • Mailbox (Mailbox Protocols)
  • Slave Information Interface (EEPROM)
  • Device Profiles
  • Distributed Clocks
  • EtherCAT Slave Information File (Device Description)
  • Tools (Configuration Tool, Monitor, ...)
  • EtherCAT Master
  • Standard & References

Second Day 9am - 4pm

  • Hardware for EtherCAT
  • Installation TwinCAT incl. Driver and EtherCAT protocol
  • TwinCAT (short introduction)
  • Process Data Interfaces (PDI's):
    • 8/16 bit Microcontoller Interface
    • 32 bit Parallel Interface
    • SPI -Interface
  • PDI Timing
  • Slave Sample Code (SSC)
  • EtherCAT Slave Controller (ESC)
  • Network Monitor
  • EtherCAT Slave Information (ESI) file in XML format


Doubletree Hotel Austin
6505 IH-35 North, Austin, Texas, USA 78752-4346
+1 (512) 454-3737
Doubletree Hotel Austin


Prerequisites: Requires ETG membership and the Beckhoff EL98xx slave development kit. If ordering EL98xx kit for class, order must be placed by Oct 15, 2010.

Cost: $1200 per student seat, not including EL98xx evaluation kit. The workshop is organized by Beckhoff Automation, LLC.

Travel and lodging to be arranged by student. Lunch will be provided on both days.

Registration / Ordering Contact

Please send your request for quote for the seats in the class and EL98xx evaluation kit to
Megan Sullivan at Beckhoff Automation, LLC directly.