The Q.series EC measurement modules have been proven to be compatible with the IgH EtherCAT Master stack for Linux. The IgH EtherCAT Master is designed as a kernel module for Linux 2.6 / 3.x and complies with IEC 61158-12. The master stack supports -among others- Distributed Clocks, CANopen over EtherCAT (CoE), File Access over EtherCAT (FoE) and Servo Profile over EtherCAT (SoE). The IgH EtherCAT Master is a component of EtherLab®, an open-source toolkit for rapid real-time code generation under Linux for test and automation purposes (www.etherlab.org).
The Q.series EC has been selected by SPHEREA Test & Service (www.spherea.com) as the preferred measurement solution for the development of a rocket engine test bench. The IgH EtherCAT Master enabled SPHEREA to fully integrate the Q.series EC modules into their U-TEST Real-Time System. U-TEST is a simulation and hybrid testing environment for the design, integration and qualification of on-board systems.
On top of all the features and benefits of EtherCAT, the Q.series EC offers SPHEREA a high-performance, test lab worthy measurement solution.