KPA EtherCAT Master can be delivered as a standard or customized feature package subject to customer’s demands. Two standard packages are available in accordance with ETG.1500 requirements: Class A (Standard package) and Class B (Basic package). Besides, koenig-pa offers additional type package for the most demanding customers – Premium, with several advanced features already included.
To compare the features and options included in Basic (Class B) and Standard (Class A) packages, refer to the following document.
Extensions are advanced functional options (Feature Packs in terms of ETG) that can be purchased separately and added to any Class of KPA EtherCAT Master. Currently, the following extensions are available:
- Cable Redundancy (available in Premium by default)
- Hot Connect (available in Premium by default)
- TCP/UDP Mailbox Gateway (available in Premium by default)
- External DC Synchronization
- CAN DBC driver
- Online configuration
- Process Image logger
- Master Redundancy
- VCOM driver
- Hardware timed send
- Explicit Device Identification
- Safety over EtherCAT
- KPA EtherCAT Python
WebSocket / OPC UA support
Master configuration and variables are available for external applications and services via several well-known protocols including WebSocket and OPC UA.
We offer EtherCAT Master packages for the following general-purpose and real-time operating systems:
- QNX 6.x
- QNX 7.x
Any other operating system can be supported upon customer’s request. Additionally, we have ported KPA EtherCAT Master to Windows XP, CE6/7, OnTime RTOS-32, PikeOS, RTAI, etc. but are not actively support these operating systems.