OPAL-RT supports EtherCAT slave via a CIFX 50E-RE PC card designed by Hilscher that can be used to send data to an EtherCAT master or receive data from it. This card family is based the unified standard supporting all Real-Time Ethernet and Fieldbus systems for PC based automation.
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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