That way the NI EtherCAT Master who uses SDO communication to read the modules product code can differentiate between multiple modules in your network and multiple configurations for the same module. What will it send to the master? At last the data exchange methods give access to the PDO and Sync data. Configuring the Master Controller After you have connected the hardware, install the required software on the host computer. The PDO-Configurator will output two necessary files:

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Setting Up EtherCAT on NI Programmable Automation Controllers – National Instruments

This number differentiates multiple module configurations in case you are using more than one module or more than one configuration with the same module.

SDOs albview used for non-cyclic communication, which is typically configuration.

Back to Top 3. To use a static IP address, see the related links below.

This tutorial will walk you through setting up the computer and module for use. Message 6 of Message 5 of In case you want to store, remove or rename ESI files manually, here are the paths to both locations: Message 8 of Message 3 of Click on Advanced Ethernet Settings in the lower right-hand corner.


EtherCAT Slave PC LabVIEW by Ackermann Automation – National Instruments

Port 1 on the NI is on the top. Rate this document Select a Rating 1 – Poor 2 3 4 5 – Excellent. The following two links should be able to provide more detailed information lanview the system requirements and the setup steps:.

Rate this document Select a Rating 1 – Poor 2 3 4 5 – Excellent. There are three methods and three properties for the module and sync methods for data exchange. The first 4 digits are representing the unique module ID and the last 4-digits are representing the checksum for your specific PDO configuration.

This site uses cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type. Back to Top 4. The PDO configurator tool will save both files in the same location you choose in the file dialog. Message 1 of In addition to this tutorial, there are two documents that ship with the driver. Then, set the Variable Name and Data Type.

Setting Up EtherCAT on NI Programmable Automation Controllers

It adds time synchronization to the Ethercat network. Additional NI Product Boards: But I cannot find any documentation on how to get the master set up on my PC.


It’s clear that I wasn’t thinking about this problem correctly. At last the data exchange methods give access to the PDO and Sync data. Message 2 of Please refer to the Supported Hardware section in the link below for our recommended adapter list for real-time desktop target:.

NI-Industrial Communications for EtherCAT and LabVIEW Compatibility

Back to Top 5. For more information on how to migrate this to your FPGA target, go to ni. If you get an error message stating that your firmware needs to be updated, follow the instructions in the NI User Erhercat under the Updating Your Firmware section.

If you change Number of Elements to something else, then one the configurator will create an array datatype.