- January 14, 2013
- Ixxat, Inc.
January 14, 2013 - IXXAT announces IXXEC-100 EtherCAT Master for DIN rail mounting. The EtherCAT Master functionality is provided using protocol software from acontis for EtherCAT Master Class A and B devices. A specially optimized link layer allows the IXXEC-100 to operate with cycle times of less than 1 ms. The selected EtherCAT Master implementation, as well as the included drivers and the Linux operating system, enable the fast implementation of customized EtherCAT applications and rapid adoption of existing applications to the compact and powerful IXXEC-100. In addition, the available EtherCAT Master "feature packs" are supported, including hot connect and ring redundancy. During the development of the IXXEC-100 special attention was paid to the requirements of the various fields of application. Thus, the unit has, despite of its fanless design, an extended temperature range from -40 ° C to + 70 ° C, and enough power and interfaces to become the optimal solution for various applications. The basic version of the device has four Ethernet interfaces, two CAN interfaces and two USB ports. Customer specific interfaces or functional enhancements (e.g. digital and analog I/Os, DVI output) can be implemented quickly and easily using expansion slots or the implemented FPGA. IXXEC-100 uses a dual core Cortex A9 CPU. The internal RAM memory has a standard size of 256 MB and can be extended up to 1 GB. Operating system and programs are stored in flash memory on a SD card. The IXXEC-100 provides flexibility by using a combination of interfaces, FPGA, software and services. This makes the IXXEC-100 an ideal platform for application-optimized and customer specific solutions. For this purpose, IXXAT offers a comprehensive Linux board support package enabling the quick and easy implementation of custom software solutions on the IXXEC-100 (e.g. gateways). Besides the version within the robust metal housing, IXXAT offers the IXXEC-100 also as board-level product for space-saving integration into already existing customer applications.
On request, IXXAT can perform adaptations and application implementations for a fast and economy-priced solution.