ET1810, ET1811, ET1812 EtherCAT IP core for Intel® FPGAs

ET1810, ET1811, ET1812 | EtherCAT IP core for Intel® FPGAs

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 ET1100 EtherCAT ASIC.

The ET1811 quantity-based licenses offer 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 1000 devices. The royalties for 1000 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
FMMUs 0…8
SYNC manager 0…8
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
Ordering information
Node-locked buy out license
ET1810 Node-locked license for using the EtherCAT IP core on one workstation. The license includes one year of maintenance and updates.
ET1810-0010 Extension of the node-locked Intel® 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. Target hardware: selected Intel® devices
ET1811-1000 Royalty for 1000 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 Intel® 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.