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esd electronics, Inc introduces new EtherCAT Master Software For Embedded Operating Systems

esd electronics, Inc. announces the release of the newest product in their EtherCAT product line, an EtherCAT Master software for Windows, Linux, QNX, and vxWorks. GREENFIELD, MA, November 05, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ — esd electronics, Inc. announces the release of the newest product in their EtherCAT product line, an EtherCAT Master software for Windows, Linux, QNX, and vxWorks.

EtherCAT is an Ethernet-based fieldbus protocol optimized for high-speed, real-time industrial control based on a Master/Slave configuration. For instance, process data exchange with 1000 distributed digital I/O requires approximately thirty micro-seconds. Data for 100 servo axes can be updated with a frequency of up to 10 kHz. The EtherCAT Master device requires only a standard Ethernet MAC, even without dedicated communication co-processor.

esd electronics, Inc. recently made the decision to focus on EtherCAT in the highly competitive Ethernet technology market, and proudly announces the release of its new software product, the EtherCAT Master Stack software for embedded operating systems. This new product will offer an opportunity for a smooth transition from established network applications into Ethernet.

Designed with respect to high performance, small resource usage and scalability, the EtherCAT Master software has core components that are operating system (OS) and CPU architecture independent and makes a port to customer-specific application targets very easy.

The stack is available for various operating systems such as Windows, Linux, vxWorks, and QNX. Download the technical information – including datasheet and operating manual – from the esd electronics, Inc. web site at http://www.esd-electronics-usa.com/EtherCAT Master Stack.html.

In addition to the Master Software esd electronics, Inc. also offers an EtherCAT to CAN/CANopen Gateway that allows the connection of CAN/CANopen devices to an EtherCAT network.

For future release, esd electronics, Inc. is currently working on several EtherCAT projects such as a Soft-PLC (IEC 61131) interface, an EtherCAT starter kit, and a VME/PMC-EtherCAT Master board.

For further information visit http://www.esd-electronics-usa.com or call 413-772-3170.

About esd electronics, Inc.

esd electronics, Inc. has over 20 years experience specializing in Controller Area Network (CAN), CANopen & DeviceNet hardware and software modules for industrial applications including motion control with extended customer support through seminars and engineering for hardware & software development.

Designed to the highest industrial standards, our hardware platforms include PCI, CompactPCI, PC104, PMC, PCIExpress, gateways to USB, Ethernet, and Profibus with components 100% compliant to the CAN 2.0 A/B standards. Our drivers and CANopen/DeviceNet APIs support most Windows, LINUX, VxWorks, and QNX versions, and we offer an IEC 61131-3 programming interface.


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