KINGSTAR EtherCAT Master stack for Windows PC

KINGSTAR Fieldbus powered by EtherCAT

Including and based on IntervalZero RTX64 (real-time Windows), the KINGSTAR Fieldbus EtherCAT Master stack simplifies and supports EtherCAT network configuration and development.

KINGSTAR Fieldbus powered by EtherCAT provides support for CANopen over EtherCAT and simplified configuration of EtherCAT networks. Using a powerful RTX64 runtime from IntervalZero that transforms Windows into a real-time operating system (RTOS), the system delivers the highest precision and deterministic performance.  The distinguishing and unmatched feature is the auto-discovery and auto-configuration features that deliver the only plug-and-play capability in the industry.

KINGSTAR Fieldbus Architecture

Plug-and-Play EtherCAT Master Features

  • Auto-Discovery & Auto-configuration deliver plug-and-play feature
  • Tools for Configuration, Diagnostic, Analysis and ESI Import
  • Support all Class A features (FoE, EoE…)
  • C/C++ API
  • Implemented as a process, allowing customers to debug their application without stopping the EtherCAT master
  • Multiple Master instances
  • Hot connect
  • Cable redundancy
  • High speed options down to 100 us time cycle
  • Motion and Software PLC options

Multiple IDEs (Visual Studio, Qt, LabView)

  • Multiple applications (real-time and non real-time) can access the EtherCAT network at the same time

Real-Time functionality delivered by IntervalZero RTX64

Autoconfiguration

  • Finds, identifies, sets up the EtherCAT modules automatically when the KINGSTAR subsystem starts
  • Starts the devices and records the location of each variables in the EtherCAT packet
  • KINGSTAR applications can access each variable without needing to know their locations and how to enable them

ESI Import Tool

  • Adds customs hardware profiles of EtherCAT enabled devices
  • Use the devices immediately
  • Browse the KINGSTAR database
  • Build your own database
  • Access EtherCAT devices profiles (Properties, COE, PDO)

Analysis Console

  • Displays various message from the KINGSTAR Subsystem
    • computer and networks settings
    • Relevant information when errors occur
  • Save logs for technical support

Diagnostic Tool

  • Diagnose EtherCAT slaves’ status
  • Based on EtherCAT Profile for Master Diagnostic Interface

Configuration tool

  • Configure KINGSTAR settings
    • Connection settings
    • Axis and IOs settings
    • Test 
  • Generate code for KINGSTAR parameters
    • Export all settings you configured and tested in C++ code