As we announced in our Fall Newsletter, EC-Master has been updated to version 3.0. This new update adds 32 new APIs/IOCTLs for our users. We continue to maintain this release with minor improvements and bug fixes. Some new highlights include:
- Bad Connection Detection
- Master Redundancy
- Split-frame Processing
- Junction Redundancy (with DC)
- Slave-to-Slave Mailbox Communication
For more information on these and other developments, simply request an update via the button below.
Beckhoff CX9020 Controller
We released support for the Beckhoff CX9020 Embedded PC, which is an ARM Cortex A8 based system, running Linux. Beckhoff supports other operating systems on their CX controllers, and there is an online repository (hosted on GitHub) with information and the necessary code for installing Linux. Now acontis has updated this repository to make it easier to install EC-Master along with Linux.
We are actively working on the upcoming 3.1 release planned for later this year, which will include new hardware support along with other exciting new features. Stay tuned.
Our EtherCAT Master software version 188.8.131.52 is available now. For a full list of changes please see our Release Notes.