Synchronization and determinism are important considerations when selecting an industrial control system and the associated fieldbus. Additionally, it’s important for field devices to have network-wide interrupts for activating outputs, capturing input data, oversampling or latching events. These are all significant facets in the overall network synchronization scheme.
This webinar on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 2 PM EST will explain how the Distributed Clock mechanism in EtherCAT works to meet all of these functions using properties inherent to the protocol. This can be done using a standard Ethernet network adaptor, all without the overhead of IEEE 1588.
Attend this webinar to learn:
- How Distributed Clocks (DCs) in EtherCAT facilitate measurement of propagation delay throughout the system and synchronize network devices to a single time value
- What EtherCAT slave devices can do to facilitate temporal behavior for outputs and inputs as well as implementing data oversampling
- More about some of the concepts that enable EtherCAT to have a high scan rate as well as high levels of synchronization
Filed Under: WEBINARS, Ethernet — cables • hubs • switches, Networks • connectivity • fieldbuses