acontis technologies

Spring 2022

Welcome to the acontis technologies newsletter. We strive to issue this newsletter every few months to keep you informed about our latest updates and developments.

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New Version V3.7

EC-Engineer has been updated to version 3.7. New features in this version include:

  • integration with EC-Master performance measurements
  • integration with EC-Master memory usage
EtherCAT Performance Analysis
Recent updates to EC-Master include a built-in performance measurement capability, and now this is integrated into EC-Engineer to quickly and easily see information about common cyclic functions like: overall cycle time, processing received frames, and sending cyclic frames. In addition to the duration time each function requires, you can also see the time offset for when that function is executed relative to the start of the cycle.
EtherCAT Master Memory Usage
The acontis EtherCAT Master software EC-Master comes with a function for determining the maximum required dynamic memory (RAM) for a specific EtherCAT network configuration. This value is particularly useful in systems with limited resources. This feature is now integrated into EC-Engineer for quick and easy access.
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New Version V3.7

EC-Inspector has been updated to version 3.7. New features in this version include:

  • CANopen-over-EtherCAT (CoE) Monitoring
CANopen-over-EtherCAT (CoE) Monitoring
EC-Inspector can now monitor the CANopen-over-EtherCAT (CoE) transfers from the EtherCAT network.

With new support for slave device ESI files, EC-Inspector can now display the object descriptions of the transferred data. If the slave has the Object Dictionary embedded in the ESI file then all known values are displayed on the slave CoE tab in the Device Editor window. If the slave does not have the Object Dictionary embedded in the ESI file, then all CoE transfers are logged.

Also included in the CoE tab is a Single Object view to read objects.
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Real-time Hypervisor

New Version V8.0.0.3

We have updated our Real-time Hypervisor to version V8.0.0.3. This update includes the following enhancements:
  • Support for Microsoft Windows 11
  • Updated Intel Xeon processor D support for Cache Allocation Technology (CAT).
  • LxWin: Support for CPUs with 16 and more cores
  • LxWin: Support for PCIe devices with MSI interrupts
  • LxWin: support for serial port interfaces (RS232)
  • LxWin: Updated to Linux kernel version 4.9.286
  • RTOS32Win: Update to On Time RTOS-32 version 6.23
  • RTOS32Win: Update to EC-Master Version 3.1.1
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Acontis will be exhibiting at Hannover Messe in Hannover, Germany from May 30 - June 2. We will be in the ETG Booth in Hall 9 D18, so please come visit us there!

For all upcoming acontis events, please see our Events page on our website.
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Recent Blog Articles

Real-time qualified Industrial PCs
EtherCAT Master Software Stack Performance
Why RT-Linux is the Best Solution for Adding Real-time Capabilities to Windows
EtherCAT Cycle Time Calculator
Using EC-Engineer with TI C2000 Microcontrollers
EtherCAT Troubleshooting: How to Diagnose Problems
EtherCAT Technology Group officially supports EtherCAT G