RTOS Platform with EtherCAT

EtherCAT: Essential for Industrial Automation Solutions

The six videos on this page demonstrate how the RTOS Platform with EtherCAT is a complete real-time Industrial Automation solution.

The RTOS Platform does this by harnessing the power and value of Windows, x86 and x64 multiprocessors, hard-real-time software, and real-time Ethernet.

The six technical and instructional videos detail how the RTOS Platform with EtherCAT reduces the need for  real-time hardware such as digital signal processors (DSPs). They also look at how the platform lowers costs, improves performance, and streamlines development for Industrial Automation systems.

IntervalZero is a member of the EtherCat Technology Group (ETG), the forum in which key user companies from various industries and leading automation suppliers join forces to support, promote and advance the EtherCAT technology.

EtherCAT is an open technology. The EtherCAT Technology Group stands for this approach and ensures that every interested company may implement and use EtherCAT. At the same time, the EtherCAT Technology Group aims to ensure the compatibility of EtherCAT implementations by defining functional requirements, conformance tests as well as certification procedures.

IntervalZero partners with three leading companies whose EtherCAT Masters support RTX (32-bit).  To find more information, please contact sales at sales@intervalzero.com.

If you are looking for a higher-quality and more innovative EtherCAT Master, then please learn more about KINGSTAR Fieldbus powered for EtherCAT.  KINGSTAR Fieldbus is an EtherCAT Master that provides support for CANopen over EtherCAT and simplified configuration of EtherCAT networks. Using a powerful RTX64 runtime (64-bit) from IntervalZero that transforms Windows into a real-time operating system (RTOS), the system delivers the highest precision and deterministic performance.  The distinguishing and unmatched features are the auto-discovery of EtherCAT slaves, I/Os, and Servos, and the auto-configuration of devices that deliver the only plug-and-play capability in the industry.

RTX and RTX64 hard real-time software transforms Microsoft Windows into real-time operating system and delivers real-time symmetric multiprocessing on x86 and x64 multicore multiprocessors.  EtherCAT enables high-speed communications and is capable of obtaining Safety Inspection Level (SIL) 3 certification.

The RTOS Platform allows developers to utilize Microsoft’s Visual Studio single integrated development environment to maximize productivity.