Announcements

Here you will find the latest news about KPA products as well as KPA partnership and networking. For detailed information about product news and highlights, please, refer to our press page as well as our product pages.

  • High-performance KPA EtherCAT Master on LZ-200 board featuring the Xilinx ZYNQ SoC

    Logo KPA Master

    01 Nov. 2016

    KPA EtherCAT Master is uniquely ported on LZ-200 board to meet the stringent requirements for industrial automation. The LZ-200 board features a Xilinx ZYNQ SoC with dual core ARM Cortex A9 plus FPGA fabric at its heart.  The solution provides extremely high-speed EtherCAT cycles (as low as 60 microseconds) with minimal jitter, which makes it ideal for precise device synchronization (i.e. motion control applications).  The board accommodates dual EtherCAT ports for redundant cabling and a 1GB Ethernet for TCP/IP connection to KPA EtherCAT Studio configuration and diagnostics tool.  The bundle includes the LZ-200 board and KPA Master Development Kit (MDK) for a complete EtherCAT master development solution.

      LZ-200 flyer (unknown, 387 hits)

    Hardware and Master Kit is available through Customer Portal and
    by contacting Sales: sales@koenig-pa.de or sales@radictech.com

  • KPA fastCenter light – software PLC with EtherCAT support released

    KPA fastCenter light

    01 Nov. 2016

    KPA, a provider for SCADA/PLC software and EtherCAT software products, announces for SPS 2016 KPA fastCenter light and KPA EtherCAT Master Stack solution. KPA fastPLC light combined with high performance KPA EtherCAT master provide cost effective software PLC solution under INtime, Linux, Windows and other OSes.

    fastCenter light is available through Customer Portal and
    by contacting Sales: sales@koenig-pa.de

  • Continuously updated KPA software products for RTX, RTX64 3.0 and RTX2016 supported

    Logo KPA Slave

    28 Oct. 2016

    KPA EtherCAT Master ported to new RTX64 3.0

    www.intervalzero.com

    Master Development Kits are available through Customer Portal and
    by contacting Sales: sales@koenig-pa.de

  • KPA EtherCAT Slave Stack ported to Texas Instruments Sitara™ MCU under Linux for phyCORE®-AM335x hardware

    Logo KPA Slave

    10 Oct. 2016

    The Texas Instruments’ AM335x family of microprocessors with ultra-low power, and a highly integrated peripheral set. Featuring a Sitara™ ARM® Cortex™-A8 CPU, the AM335x highlights PRU/ICSS supporting real-time protocol standards such as EtherCAT®. KPA EtherCAT Slave is now ported to real-time Linux with Ethernet over EtherCAT tunneling and other slave capabilities

    www.phytec.com

    Slave Stack is available through Customer Portal and
    by contacting Sales: sales@koenig-pa.de

  • KPA Motion Library 1.0 for INtime 6 released

    Logo KPA Motion

    10 Oct. 2016

    KPA Motion Development Kit is available through Customer Portal and
    by contacting Sales: sales@koenig-pa.de

  • KPA Motion Library 1.0 for Linux 3.x/4.x, Xenomai 3 released

    Logo KPA Motion

    10 Oct. 2016

    KPA Motion Development Kit is available through Customer Portal and
    by contacting Sales: sales@koenig-pa.de

  • KPA Motion Library 1.0 for QNX 6.5/QNX 6.6 released

    Logo KPA Motion

    10 Oct. 2016

    KPA Motion Development Kit is available through Customer Portal and
    by contacting Sales: sales@koenig-pa.de

  • KPA software continuously updated to INtime 6.1 and coming INtime 6.2

    fastCenter light

    30 Sep. 2016

    KPA fastCenter light combined with high performance KPA EtherCAT Master and KPA Motion provide cost effective software PLC solution under INtime and Windows.

    Request fastPLC demo

    Master Development Kits are available through Customer Portal and
    by contacting Sales: sales@koenig-pa.de

  • High performance KPA EtherCAT Master on LZ-200 featuring Xilinx Zynq FPGA

    Logo KPA Master

    01 Sep. 2016

    KPA EtherCAT Master on LZ-200 hardware with Xilinx Zynq FPGA to meet the rigorous timing requirements for industrial redundancy automation, the reference solution delivers EtherCAT cycle times of 50 microsecond cycles with an extremely low jitter rate for precise device synchronization.

      LZ-200 flyer (unknown, 93 hits)

    Hardware and Master Kit is available through Customer Portal and
    by contacting Sales: sales@koenig-pa.de or bradjabi@radictech.com

  • KPA EtherCAT Slave Stack ported to xPC Target / MATLAB 2015

    Logo KPA Slave

    01 Aug. 2016

    KPA EtherCAT Slave is now ported to the MathWorks xPC Target / MATLAB 2015

    Slave Stack is available through Customer Portal and
    by contacting Sales: sales@koenig-pa.de

  • KPA EtherCAT Slave Stack ported to Texas Instruments C2000 MCU

    Logo KPA Slave

    25 July 2016

    KPA EtherCAT Slave is now ported to the Texas Instruments’ C2000 MCU family of microprocessors supporting real-time protocol standards such as EtherCAT®.

    www.ti.com

    Slave Stack is available through Customer Portal and
    by contacting Sales: sales@koenig-pa.de

  • Mentor Graphics Nucleus RTOS Advances KPA EtherCAT Master Real-Time Performance for Industrial Automation

    Logo KPA Master

    15 Feb. 2016

    Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ: MENT) announced EtherCAT Master protocol support for the Mentor® Embedded Nucleus® real-time operating system (RTOS) targeting high-performance, next-generation industrial automation devices. The Nucleus RTOS combined with the KPA EtherCAT Master stack provides a fully integrated reference software solution that streamlines development time and cost for device developers.  Designed to meet the rigorous timing requirements for industrial automation, the reference solution delivers EtherCAT cycle times of 100 microsecond cycles with an extremely low jitter rate for precise device synchronization

    www.prnewswire.com

    www.mentor.com

    Master Development Kits are available through Customer Portal and
    by contacting Sales: sales@koenig-pa.de


  • Hannover Messe 2016

    Hannover Messe 2016
    The worlds leading showcase for industry technology
    25. – 29 April 2016
    Hannover, Germany

    ETG Joint Booth, Hall 9-D 18

  • KPA EtherCAT Master on INtime 6

    Logo KPA MasterKPA EtherCAT Master on INtime 6
    November 2014
    Comprehensive and cost effective
    Using the latest multicore Atom™ processors for real-time solutions, KPA EtherCAT Master Stack on INtime 6 of TenAsys® offers:
    – Mapping the time critical requirements of EtherCAT master
    – Reducing cost, system size, energy consumption, design complexity, time to market

  • KPA EtherCAT Master on RTX64

    Logo KPA Master
    KPA EtherCAT Master on RTX64
    November, 2014
    RTX64 Power combined with KPA EtherCAT Master Performance
    The combination of Windows with RTX64-2014 of IntervalZero and KPA EtherCAT Master allows developers to create sophisticated and intelligent systems for a variety of markets. These include in particular the industrial automation, test beds and motion control.

  • KPA Motion Partner is Winner of IEEE RAS Early Career Award

    Logo KPA MotionKPA Motion Partner is Winner of IEEE RAS Early Career Award

    January, 2014
    IEEE RAS Early Career Award (Industry/Government)
    Torsten Kroeger – Stanford University, United States and Reflexxes GmbH , Germany: “For his scientific contributions to online trajectory generation and sensor-based motion control of robot systems widely used in industry and academia”

  • KPA EtherCAT Master with Motion

    Logo KPA MotionKPA EtherCAT Master with Motion
    November, 2013
    Not just any Motion solution, but “Motion on the Fly”
    “Motion on the Fly” allows:
    – Instantaneous reaction on events for multi axes
    – Calculations of a multiple-axis movement in one cycle
    – Jerk limited synchronized movements

  • KPA 4-CAN EtherCAT Gateway

    Logo KPA BoardsKPA 4-CAN EtherCAT Gateway
    April, 2013
    The KPA EtherCAT CAN Gateway is an EtherCAT slave used to connect 4 raw CAN buses to an EtherCAT network. This device even meets the requirements of automotive testing industry.
    Advantages
    – Gateway can be placed close to CAN devices
    – Gateway is suitable for harsh environments (IP, EMI)
    – Replaces OS dependent on PCI CAN boards

  • Hannover Messe 2015

    The worlds leading showcase for industry technology

    Our attendance: 14. – 16. April 2015
    Hannover, Germany

    arrange personal meeting

    ETG Joint Booth, Hall 9-D 18

     

  • Partnership for Motion: Reflexxes GmbH, CEO Torsten Kroeger
    February, 2013
    Our new development partner for motion is Reflexxes GmbH, an engineering company that specializes in developing online motion generation software for robots and servo drive controllers. Publications of Reflexxes GmbH
  • Partnerschip Freescale
    January, 2013
    koenig-pa GmbH (KPA) is now Proven Freescale Connect Partner
  • QorIQ EtherCAT® PLC Reference Platform
    August, 2012
    koenig-pa GmbH (KPA) provides EtherCAT Master for Multicore TWR-P1025 from Freescale. KPA uses the QNX® Neutrino® real-time operating system (RTOS) and BSP from QNX Software Systems. Development is done using the QNX® Momentics® Tool Suite. More details on Pressebox
  • KPA MDK for Xenomai
    July, 2012
    MDK (Master Development Kit) for Xenomai package (Master Runtime, Master Integration Package and Tutorials) is available.
  • KPA EtherCAT Slave Stack for XILINX
    June, 2012
    KPA Slave Stack is now available for Xilinx FPGA
  • July, 2012
    – KPA MDK (Master Development Kit) is available for
    – WinCE 6.0/7.0 v1.5
    – Win7
    – RTX 2011 v1.6
  • KPA EtherCAT Studio Release v1.11.212.0
    July, 2012
    – Microsoft Windows 7 x86 and x64 are supported
    – Reading of Modules out of ESI for MDP support
    – Import for support of Safety Terminals

KPA Announcements before 2012

  • March, 2011
    KPA EtherCAT Slave Stack
    KPA implements EtherCAT® Slave Stack requiring merely 55kByte ROM
  • December, 2011
    KPA Development of a Portable Welding Robot with EtherCAT Interface
  • November, 2009
    – KPA Studio EtherCAT release 1.9.23.1
    Improvements: DC Topology New functionality: External DC oversampling PLC addresses
    – KPA Master for RTX supports RTX 2009 SMP
  • June, 2009
    – KPA Studio EtherCAT release 1.9.22.0
    Further improvements of Data logging tool, first release of EEPROM editor tool. Improved usability for FoE and enhanced user interface with new functions to increase productivity. Maintenance pack to the recent 1.9 version.
    – KPA Master EtherCAT® 1.4.6.7 is released
    – RADIC Technologies as Sales & Technology Partner for North America
  • April, 2009
    – KPA Master release 1.4.6.3
    Support of QNX and Xenomai.Improvements in Master Core.
    – KPA Studio release 1.9.21.0
    Updated functionality to support latest developments for the Master, maintenance pack to the recent 1.9 version with minor new features and fixes of known bugs.
    – KPA Master for INtime runs at 50 µs cycle
  • February, 2009
    – Prosign is our new partner
    – Partnership with Steinhoff
  • December, 2008
    KPA Master release 1.4.5.2
    Maintenance release to the recent 1.4 version with minor improvements and fixes of known bugs.