Title: Improving EtherCAT master-slave synchronisation precision using PTCP embedded in EtherCAT frames : a proof-of-concept
Authors : Ganz, David
Leschke, Serafin
Doran, Hans Dermot
Proceedings: 2015 IEEE World Conference on Factory Communication Systems (WFCS)
Pages to: 7
Conference details: 11th IEEE World Conference on Factory Communication Systems (WFCS 2015), Palma de Mallorca, 27-29 May 2015
Publisher / Ed. Institution : IEEE
Issue Date: 2015
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Editorial review
Language : English
Subjects : Profinet; Real Time Ethernet; Industrial Ethernet; EtherCAT
Subject (DDC) : 621.3: Electrical engineering and electronics
Abstract: Designed for efficient real time traffic at low cycle times, EtherCAT is known to display several inefficiencies which include high quality master-slave synchronization. In this paper we examine a prototype circuit that allows us to achieve high quality time synchronization between master and slave device using PTCP embedded in EtherCAT frames. This circuit is backward compatible to existing EtherCAT networks. We provide measurement data and make proposals for future work.
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Embedded Systems (InES)
Publication type: Conference Paper
DOI : 10.1109/WFCS.2015.7160552
ISBN: 978-1-4799-8244-8
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/8860
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