Port 1 on the NI is on the top. It adds time synchronization to the Ethercat network. Then, set the Variable Name and Data Type. This tutorial will walk you through setting up the computer and module for use. Message 7 of There are three methods and three properties for the module and sync methods for data exchange. It’s clear that I wasn’t thinking about this problem correctly.

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These are core questions to determining the type and number of PDOs to create. To use a static IP address, see the related links below.

EtherCAT Slave Module Tutorial – National Instruments

You may daisy chain multiple NI chassis from the controller in this manner. Can someone give me some guidence.

This site uses cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. Back to Top 3. The following two links should be able to provide more detailed information about the system requirements and the setup steps:.

To see these methods in action, you can open one of the examples. Click Reboot when you are done. For ethercaf information on how to migrate this to your FPGA target, go to ni. Back to Top 6. Click on Empty Project. Reset must be used if the module becomes corrupted and goes into exception state.


The module properties are vendor ID, module ID and serial number and are characterizing the module. Rate this document Select a Labviea 1 – Poor 2 3 4 5 – Excellent.

EtherCAT Library for LabVIEW by Ackermann Automation – National Instruments

At last the data exchange methods give access to the PDO and Sync data. CVI is not supported.

This site uses cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. If working with a third party master, consult their documentation on how to add a slave to the network. Back to Top 4.

Setting Up EtherCAT on NI Programmable Automation Controllers

Message 10 of Are there any tutorials or instructions on how to do this? To set up this hardware system, follow these steps:. Finding More Help In ethetcat to this tutorial, there are oabview documents that ship with the driver. 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.


Click on Advanced Ethernet Settings in the lower right-hand corner.

But I cannot find any documentation on how to get the master set up on my PC. If you change Number of Elements to something else, then one the configurator will create an array datatype.

Additional NI Product Boards: In case you want to store, remove or rename ESI files manually, here are the paths to both locations: Message 7 of In addition to this tutorial, there are two documents that ship with the driver. Configuring the Master Controller After you have connected the hardware, labvkew the required software on the host computer.

Rate this document Select a Rating 1 – Poor 2 3 4 5 – Excellent. What will it send to the master? To set up this hardware system, wthercat these steps: Message 6 of