ET1815, ET1816
ET1815, ET1816 EtherCAT IP core for Xilinx® FPGAs

ET1815, ET1816 | EtherCAT IP core for Xilinx® 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 processing systems via the 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 ET1816 quantity-based license 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 ET1816 one-time kick-off charge is required, plus ET1816-1000 royalty for 1000 devices. The royalties for 1000 devices must be paid in advance each time.

Development service providers only require ET1816 one-time kick-off charge; the ET1811-0030 system integrator OEM license is required for each customer implementation. The end customer requires the royalty license (ET1816-1000).

Configurable features ET1815, ET1816
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, AMBA AXI4/AXI4 LITE interface, 64 bit general purpose I/O
Ordering information
Node-locked buy out license
ET1815 Node-locked license for using the EtherCAT IP core on one workstation. The license includes one year of maintenance and updates.
ET1815-0010 Extension of the node-locked Xilinx license (ET1815) for one additional workstation
ET1815-0020 One-year maintenance extension for node-locked license (ET1815)
Node-locked quantity-based license
ET1816 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 Xilinx devices
ET1816-1000 Royalty for 1000 devices, ET1816 required
ET1816-0020 One-year maintenance extension, ET1816 required
ET1811-0030 System integrator OEM license