• Confirmed by TÜV: Safety over EtherCAT meets extended requirements of IEC 61784-3:2021

    After the fourth edition of IEC 61784-3 was published in February of this year, TÜV SÜD Rail GmbH has officially confirmed that the EtherCAT protocol for functional safety, Safety over EtherCAT (FSoE), meets all of the extended requirements of the IEC standard without any changes.
  • ETG semiconductor working group held its 19th meeting

    Recently, the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) held the 19th meeting of its Technical Working Group (TWG) Semi. This working group develops device profiles for the semiconductor industry and included the topic of its work in functional safety with Safety over EtherCAT (FSoE) during the online meeting. In addition, the integration of the EtherCAT Conformance Test Tool (CTT) into automated device acceptance was an important topic.
  • EtherCAT Compendium: first chapters are online

    The EtherCAT Compendium provides a comprehensive and coherent description of the EtherCAT technology with its technical details, system, implementation as well as user aspects. It complements the formal specifications with easy-to-read and use application-specific knowhow.
  • EtherCAT Interoperability Testing Week continues ist success in Asia

    After the virtual developer meetings from the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) in Europe and the USA were very well received in the first half of 2021, two additional EtherCAT Interoperability Testing Week events were also held in China and Korea.