EtherBerry V 1.1 Ethercat adapter for Raspberry Pi B+, A+, Pi2, Pi3 and Zero.
EtherCAT is an Ethernet-based fieldbus system, invented by Beckhoff Automation. The protocol is standardized in IEC 61158 and is suitable for both hard and soft real-time requirements in automation technology. EtherBerry V 1.1 is an extension board for RaspBerry Pi based on LAN9252 EtherCAT Slave produced by Microchip. The LAN9252 is a 2/3-port EtherCAT slave controller wi th integrated dual Ethernet PHYs Which Contain each to full-duplex 100BASE-TX transceiver and support 100Mbps (100 BASE-TX) operation. Three possible configurations are possible: Microcontroller Mode, Digital I / O and Expansion Mode.
Our board implements a fusion between the Microcontroller mode and the Digital I/O.
The SPI bus permits the communication with Raspberry PI, while the GPIO are directly connected to LAN9252. These pins are controlled by EtherCAT bus, no from Raspberry GPIO.
Pin from GPIO04 to GPIO15 are exposed through pin header JP2.
Every EtherCAT slave requires a Vendor ID, we use the ID of SG Electronic Systems. This company supports us with boards distribution and their customization.
The EtherBerry is being tested and will be available soon on our shop at a price of € 79.
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EtherBerry V 1.0 Bottom View
EtherBerry V 1.0 Top View