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ISM Networking FMC Module - EtherCAT - EEPROM#2

Dear all,

 

I'd like to use the FMC module in order to test Beckhoff's EtherCAT Slave IP Core on a Zynq. So far I got it successfully implemented on ZedBoard, with the configuration of EEPROM#2 being the only issue left in order to validate 100% its functionality.

 

The datasheet states on p.3 (@ '1.2 Features', under 'Memory'): "EEPROM #2: used for EtherCAT configuration storage".

@ '2.6.2 EEPROM #2', on p.9, it states: "...provides configuration information for various networking applications (except EtherCAT)..."

 

Could someone please provide me with valid information regarding this issue?

 

Thank you and best regards,

David

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Re: ISM Networking FMC Module - EtherCAT - EEPROM#2

Section 2.6.2 of the ISMNET FMC User Guide is incorrect.  The EEPROM #2 (Atmel AT24C32) can indeed be used for use with EtherCAT.  Take a look at the EtherCAT Example Design on the "Support Files & Downloads" page for the Spartan-6 Industrial Ethernet Kit (http://www.em.avnet.com/spartan6ethernet) for an example of the EtherCAT xml file that is required for TwinCAT to program this I2C EEPROM with your hardware-specific (ZedBoard, etc.) information.

 

--Tom

 

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Tom Curran
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Re: ISM Networking FMC Module - EtherCAT - EEPROM#2

Hi Tom,

 

great, thanks! :-)

 

BR,

David