PCIe EtherCAT slave card FC1121

The FC1121 PCIe (PCI Express) EtherCAT card can be used to integrate a PC as a slave in an EtherCAT network. The card has an EtherCAT channel with two ports (IN/OUT) and is also supported in the ET9300 EtherCAT Slave Stack Code. The FC1121 can therefore also be used for the development of EtherCAT slave software on the PC.

The FC1121 can optionally be retrofitted with the FC600x NOVRAM cards in order to backup data on the NOVRAM. Three NOVRAM sizes are available: 128, 256 and 512 KB.

Technical data:

  • Fieldbus: EtherCAT (direct mode)
  • EtherCAT plug: 2 x RJ 45, EtherCAT IN/OUT
  • Data transfer rates: 100 Mbit/s
  • Interface to the PC: PCIe (PCI Express) interface
  • EtherCAT Slave Controller:  FPGA
  • RAM: 8 kbyte
  • SYNC manager: 4
  • FMMUs: 3
  • Cable length: up to 100 m
  • Hardware diagnosis: 2 LEDs per channel (activity, link)
  • Dimensions: approx. 100 mm x 130 mm
  • Operating temperature: 0…55 °C
  • Driver:
    • Included with TwinCAT
    • Windows 32 Bit driver in included in the Slave Stack Code download 
    • The required hardware information to implement can be found in the FC11xx Application Note


PCIe EtherCAT slave card FC1121


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