[ASIX e-Learning] Buildup AX58400 EtherCAT Slave Motor Control BSP Tutorial

This video demonstrates how to quickly build up ASIX AX58400 EtherCAT Slave Motor Control Reference Design Kit BSP development environment.

ASIX AX58400 EtherCAT Slave Controller with Dual-Core MCU is equipped with the highest-performing 480MHz ARM® Cortex®-M7 core, 240MHz ARM® Cortex®-M4 core, and EtherCAT Slave Controller integrated with two embedded Fast Ethernet PHYs. AX58400 supports AES/TDES/HASH/HMAC hardware cryptographic accelerators, ROP/PCROP/Anti-tamper security techniques, and rich communication interfaces such as 10/100Mbps Ethernet MAC with MII/RMII, USB 2.0 OTG, Camera I/F, TFT-LCD Controller, JPEG Codec, SPI/UART/I2C/I2S/SAI/CAN/SDMMC/ADC/DAC/HDMI-CEC/PWM/DFSDM, etc. , and is suitable for various industrial automation fieldbus applications, such as motor/motion control, digital I/O control, sensors data acquisition, robotics, EtherCAT to IO-Link master gateway, EtherCAT to Modbus TCP gateway, EtherCAT Junction slave module, EtherCAT communication module, etc.

Designers can easily develop AX58400 on more complicate EtherCAT slave applications by using AX58400 powerful dual-core MCU and large capacity Flash memory and RAM. Taking the development of EtherCAT to IO-Link master gateway application for example, designer can use the highest-performing ARM® Cortex®-M7 core to process the IO-Link master protocol stack operation for supporting up to 8 IO-Link devices; and uses the ARM® Cortex®-M4 core to process EtherCAT slave protocol stack operation in parallel. Utilizing the dual-core MCU architecture can effectively reduce the CPU loading of microcontroller, and can simplify the co-working for AX58400 firmware code development, thereby shortening the project development timeline.

To simplify AX58400 EtherCAT products design, ASIX offers AX58400 evaluation boards, demo kits and free Board Support Package (BSP), which includes product datasheet, reference schematics, PCB design guidelines, hardware/software design guidelines, bootloader/firmware/TwinCAT PLC demo utility sample sources, etc. for designers to easily design AX58400 EtherCAT slave products.

For more information, please contact ASIX Electronics Corp. via e-mail: sales@asix.com.tw.