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We are interested in Intel FPGA based motion control solutions. We have a 5 axes motion control system which we intend to control through Intel motion control solution. The communication used is EtherCAT. Kindly suggest how to get started on this.

Vvija
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JOHI
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Hello,

You could start by ​connecting a simple digital i/o remote station to a Terrasic DE demo board using IP from Beckhoff or open Source IP. https://www.beckhoff.com/english.asp?ethercat/ec_ipcore_overview.htm

What also can be of interest is to use a Beckhoff PLC & a Beckhoff i/o module, connect the 2, spy the bus telegrams with a data scope and then use this information to build an EtherCat master yourselve. Once i/o works you can move further to a VFD.

Best Regards,

Johi

 

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