The video shows an EtherCAT leader solution released in NXP's Real-time Edge software, and a 9-axises robot arm demo based on this solution. This EtherCAT Master solution leverages an open-source IGH EtherCAT leader software stack which supports NXP's Layerscape® and i.MX applications processors.
As one of the mainstream industrial Ethernet fieldbus technologies, EtherCAT realizes communication between leader and follower controllers, improves real-time performance of industrial Ethernet, increases flexibility of topology and contributes to the development of industrial automation. NXP's EtherCAT leader station solution provides a new choice to fully meet the industry's requirement for high-performance and cost-effective main processors.
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