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Topic: Use of generic EtherCAT slave with Xpc Target
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Daniel Ainge

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Re: Use of generic EtherCAT slave with Xpc Target
Posted: Nov 29, 2012 4:49 PM
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Hi Thomas,

Have you figured out how to do this? I'm wrestling with a similar issue at the moment.

Thanks,
Dan

"Andre " <Thomas.William.Andre.Sednaoui@esa.int> wrote in message <jcf3v5$9t7$1@newscl01ah.mathworks.com>...
> Hi,
>
> Now I am able to run this driver with EtherCAT, but only through the PDO mapping of CoE. The SDO (CoE Write/Read blocs) are not working at all.
>
> I can put the blocs in the model and compile/run without error, but the output is always 0 whatever index and sub-index I put.
>
> I think it is related to the following action (described in the main page of the documentation):
> "If your model contains the EtherCAT COE Read and EtherCAT COE Write blocks, include in the configuration file at least one cyclic input/output task linked to one of the slave device input/output channels."
> I know how to link a normal PDO mapped variable to a task in Beckhoff (the normal procedure to get a least one of the necessary Cyclic task). But I don't know how to link a task to the CoE channels...
>
> If somebody has experience with this feature I would apreciate some help.




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