The EtherCAT IP core enables the EtherCAT communication function and application-specific functions to be implemented on an FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array – i.e. a device containing programmable logical components). The EtherCAT functionality is freely configurable. The IP core can be combined with own FPGA designs, and it can be integrated in System-on-Chips (SoCs) with soft core processors or hard processor systems via the Avalon® or AMBA® AXI™ interfaces. The physical interfaces and internal functions, such as the number of FMMUs and SYNC managers, the size of the DPRAM, etc., are adjustable. The process data interface (PDI) and the distributed clocks are also configurable. The functions are compatible with the EtherCAT specification and the EtherCAT ASICs (ET1100, ET1200).
The ET1811 quantity-based license for Altera® FPGAs offers manufacturers of small lots and development service providers the possibility of entering the world of EtherCAT development with low initial investment. For the development of an EtherCAT device, the ET1811 one-time kick-off charge is required, plus the ET1811-1000 royalty for 1,000 devices. The royalties for 1,000 devices must be paid in advance each time.
For development service providers only the ET1811 one-time kick-off charge will be required; the ET1811-0030 system integrator OEM license will be required for each customer implementation. The end customer will be required to pay the royalty license (ET1811-1000).
|Configurable features||ET1810, ET1811, ET1812|
|PHY interface||1…3 ports MII, 1…3 ports RGMII or 1…2 ports RMII|
|Distributed clocks||0…2 SYNC outputs, 0…2 latch inputs (32/64 bit)|
|Process data interfaces||32 bit digital I/O, SPI, 8/16 bit asynchronous µC interface, Avalon interface, AMBA AXI3 interface, 64 bit general purpose I/O|
|Node-locked buy out license|
|ET1810||Node-locked license for using the EtherCAT IP core on one workstation. The license includes 1 year of maintenance and updates.|
|ET1810-0010||Extension of the node-locked Altera license (ET1810) for one additional workstation|
|ET1810-0020||One-year maintenance extension for node-locked license (ET1810)|
|Node-locked quantity-based license|
|ET1811||One-time kick-off charge for the node-locked quantity-based license for using the freely configurable EtherCAT IP cores on one workstation|
|ET1811-1000||Royalty for 1,000 devices, ET1811 required|
|ET1811-0020||One-year maintenance extension, ET1811 required|
|ET1811-0030||System integrator OEM license|
|Floating buy out license|
|ET1812||Floating buy out license for Altera FPGAs|
|ET1812-0010||Extension of the floating license (ET1812) for one additional workstation|
|ET1812-0020||One-year maintenance extension for floating license (ET1812)|
Evaluation license (Open Core Plus IP)
Full-featured, time-limited version available. Please contact us.