RT-LAB supports connection to EtherCAT modules via an EtherCAT Master I/O based on the SOEM library (Simple Open EtherCAT Master). Users can have several masters running in the same model/machine as long as they are not part of the same EtherCAT network. For a full list of supported modules, see the list below.
About EtherCAT Master
EtherCAT (Ethernet for Control Automation Technology) is an Ethernet-based fieldbus system, invented by Beckhoff Automation. The protocol is standardized in IEC 61158 and is suitable for both hard and soft real-time computing requirements in automation technology.
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