- High-Speed Ethernet
The transimission rate of EtherCAT® is 2 x 100 Mbit/s which makes EtherCAT the Fast Ethernet with full-duplex feature. For example, 1000 digital I/O can be distributed to 100 nodes in 30 µs.
- Precise Synchronization
The DC (Distributed Clocks) in EtherCAT® can lead to exact adjustment with less 1 µs in synchronization with Master and slaves.
- Lower Solution Costs
With EtherCAT® filedbus, IPC can be replaced by PC-based system with smaller volume. Ethernet port is fine for EtherCAT® connection through CAT5 LAN cable.
- Open Technology
EtherCAT® is diclosed to SEMI, IEC, and ISO standard. The Master is available for various Real-Time Operating System, such as, INtime, Linux, and so on.