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Raspberry PI EtherCAT Master (PiCAT) with W5500

This post describes how to use available W5500 module and Raspberry pi to make your own EtherCAT master controller which we call PiCAT.

The real-time EtherCAT shield board (PiCAT)

The best way to archive reliable communication between RPI and W5500 chip is to design specific EtherCAT shield board (PiCAT). We have designed several versions of this PiCATshield board, and the latest one has RPI zero form factor. However, at this time the board is not available for selling
EtherCAT shield board for Raspberry pi on RPI Zero
EtherCAT shield board with Raspberry pi Zero
EtherCAT shield board for Raspberry pi on RPI 3
EtherCAT shield board with Raspberry Pi 3

 

 

Original source: http://www.simplerobot.net/2018/06/rpi-ethercat-master-picat.html