EtherCAT Configurator Component Mapping

The following table summarizes the mapping between third-party EtherCAT® configurator components and Simulink® Real-Time™ blocks and block attributes. For more information, see the TwinCAT® 3 or Acontis EC-Engineer documentation.

EtherCAT Configurator Component Simulink Real-Time Component
TwinCAT Acontis EC-Engineer
Cycle ticks (task step)Cycle timeSample time
Scalars and vectorsDimensionDimension
BitSizeByte size of typeType Size
Data Type, BitSizeData typeSignal Type
EtherCAT device variable linked to a variable in a taskAll PDO variables included in default task, with no linking required.EtherCAT PDO Receive Signal Name
Device variables in Process Image entityEtherCAT PDO Receive or EtherCAT PDO Transmit blockEtherCAT PDO Receive or EtherCAT PDO Transmit block

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