The AX58100 is a 2/3-port EtherCAT Slave Controller (ESC), licensed from Beckhoff Automation, with two integrated Fast Ethernet PHYs which support 100Mbps full-duplex operation and HP Auto-MDIX. The AX58100 supports the CANopen over EtherCAT (CoE), File Access over EtherCAT (FoE), Vendor Specific-protocol over EtherCAT (VoE), etc. standard EtherCAT protocols and provides a cost-effective solution for industrial automation, motion/motor/digital I/O control, Digital to Analog (DAC)/Analog to Digital (ADC) converters control, sensors data acquisition, robotics, etc. industrial fieldbus applications.
2/3-Port EtherCAT Slave Controller
● 2/3-port EtherCAT Slave Controller (ESC) with 2 Integrated Fast Ethernet PHYs
● Standard EtherCAT Slave Controller (ESC)
-- 8 Fieldbus Memory Management Units (FMMUs)
-- 8 Sync Managers
-- 64-bit distributed clock
-- 9K bytes RAM
● Integrated Fast Ethernet PHYs
-- Compliant with IEEE 802.3/802.3u 100BASE-TX/100BASE-FX
-- PHY loopback mode
-- Supports twisted pair crossover detection and auto-correction (HP Auto-MDIX)
-- Automatic polarity detection and correction
● 3rd Ethernet MII Port for Flexible EtherCAT Network Configurations
● Up to 32 Digital/General Purpose IOs
-- Each IO is configurable individually and mapped to FMMU directly
● SPI Slave Interface
-- Supports Mode 3 timing modes
-- Supports MSB first transfer fashion
● Local Bus Interface
-- Supports 8-bit or 16-bit data bus width
-- Supports Asynchronous Local Bus
-- Supports BHE with 16-bit data bus width
-- Supports function and ESC registers mirror with selectable synchronous conditions
● 3-channel PWM Controller
-- Adjustable frequency, phase align and BBM (Break Before Make) for all channels
-- Adjustable duty cycle, phase shift, and signal polarity per channel
● Step & Direction Controller
-- Adjustable step pulse width, polarity and the delay time for direction change
● Incremental and Hall Encoder Interface
-- Support single ended ABZ with configurable counting constant, polarity and Multiple Z-signal functions support
-- Supports clockwise/counter clockwise (CW/CCW) and direction-count (DIR/CLK) Inputs
-- Supports Hall sensor
● Emergency Stop Input
● Configurable Watchdog for Outputs and Inputs Monitoring
● IRQ Event Output
-- Interrupts for EtherCAT related events
-- Interrupts for Application related events
-- Interrupts for Watchdog Timeout
● SPI Master Interface
-- Programmable SPI clock frequency up to 50MHz
-- Supports 4 timing modes
-- Supports MSB/LSB first transfer fashion
-- Supports up to 8 SPI devices selection
-- Supports up to 8 channels, each channel with 8 bytes read/write buffer
-- Supports ADC Data Ready and DAC Data Loaded indication
-- Supports periodic data acquisition
-- Supports late sample for high latency device
-- Supports external interrupt input
● Supports I2C Master Interface
● Integrates On-chip Power-on Reset Circuit
● 80-pin LQFP RoHS Compliant Package
● Operating Temperature Range: -40 to +105°C
● Industrial Automation
● Motor Control
● Motion Control
● Digital I/O Control
● DAC/ADC Converters Control
● Sensors Data Acquisition
● Communication Module
● Operator HMI Interfaces
AX58100-EVB-1 (Copper) Evaluation Board
This is an EtherCAT Slave Controller Evaluation Board for AX58100 Copper application
AX58100-EVB-1 (Fiber) Evaluation Board
This is an EtherCAT Slave Controller Evaluation Board for AX58100 Fiber application
Where can I obtain the latest AX58100 datasheet, reference schematic and other hardware design archives?
You can download the latest AX58100 datasheet, reference schematic, PCB layout guide, etc. from AX58100 Product web page directly.
Can ASIX help me to review my own AX58100 schematic and PCB layout?
Yes, please deliver your own AX58100 schematic and PCB layout files to ASIX’s Support (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further review before making your own AX58100 PCB board.
Does the AX58100 add into EtherCAT Slave Controller Overview document.
Yes, you can be found within the download section here:
How do I purchase the AX58100 Evaluation Board?
ASIX provides both AX58100 evaluation boards, one is AX58100 Copper board, other one is AX58100 Fiber board. If you need to purchase the AX58100 evaluation board. Please contact ASIX's Sales (email@example.com) for more details.
What is Process Data Interface (PDI, also name host interface) supported in AX58100?
AX58100 provides SPI slave, asynchronous 8/16-bit microcontroller interface (also name Asynchronous Local Bus) and Digital I/O. The SPI slave and asynchronous 8/16-bit Local Bus interface will be used when external MCU in employed the slave system, and the Digital I/O is used for when direct I/O control.
What is the difference between AX58100 and ET1100?
The AX58100 implements a 3-port EtherCAT slave controller (ESC), the Port 0 and 1 integrate embedded Ethernet PHYs, and port 2 is an optional MII interface which are multi-function pins shared with others interfaces (i.e. PWM, Hall, Local Bus, Digital I/O). The AX58100 also Integrate 3-channel PWM, Step/Direction controllers, Incremental/ABZ, Hall encoder, SPI master interface, Emergency Stop Input and I/O Watchdog.
What is the Bootstrap Pins purpose in AX58100?
The AX58100 supports five multi-function bootstrap pins (pin 19, 20, 58, 40, and 41) for five hardware configurations, i.e. external I2C EEPROM size, ESC supported port number, RSTO polarity and integrated port 0/1 PHY media mode; and supports other three multi-function bootstrap pins (pin 42, 52, 66) for the configuration of port 2 MII signals. User needs to utilize an external resistor to pull up / down these bootstrap pins.
What kind of EEPROM is supported by AX58100?
The AX58100 supports II2C EEPROM with EEPROM size from 1 Kbit (128 bytes) to
4 Mbit (500Kbytes).
Does the AX58100 support HP Auto-MDIX function for its embedded Ethernet PHY
Yes, The AX58100 is a 2/3-port EtherCAT Slave Controller (ESC), licensed from Beckhoff Automation, with two integrated Fast Ethernet PHYs which support 100Mbps full-duplex operation and HP Auto-MDIX.
What is the size of AX58100 embedded RAM, FMMU, Sync-Managers, and Distributed Clock, etc. specification?
AX58100 supports 9 Kbytes Process Data RAM, 8 Fieldbus Memory Management Units (FMMUs), 8 Sync-Managers and a 64-bit Distributed Clock.
What AX58100 development kits are available now?
ASIX provides a couple of AX58100 development kits for your reference:
1. AX58100 SPI Master ADC Sensor DIO Demo Kit
2. AX58100 SixStep PWM BLDC Motor Demo Kit
3. AX58100_AX99100 LocalBus ESC PCCard Demo Kit
4. AX58100 Stepper Motor Control Reference Kit
5. AX58100_STM32F303RE Motor Control Demo Kit
More reference designs are under development.
What is the AX58100 Type Code and Vendor ID?
The 0xC8 is Type Code and 0x0B95 is Vendor ID for AX58100 EtherCAT Slave Controller
How about the license for the AX58100 EtherCAT Slave Controller Products ?
When you purchase an AX58100 from ASIX Corp., the EtherCAT license is embedded in the chip. For AX58100's products there is no additional EtherCAT license fee.
What is different AX58100 PDI SPI and Function SPI
AX58100 provides two SPI slave interface, share SCLK, MOSI, MISO pins and individual chip select SCS_ESC and SCS_FUNC, that is support PDI and AX58100 specific function register and memory access.
Why & How to do Ethercat conformance test?
It is important to make sure the Ethercat devices from the different manufactor can co-work together in one Ethercat network, so ETG provide the Ethercat Conformance Test Tool (CTT) for the manufactor to do conformance test, it is mandatory for the manufactor to test their Ethercat products with the CTT.
How to program the AX58100's eeprom?
the AX58100's eeprom data is included in the related ESI file,
segment, the user can download the eeprom data into the AX58100 by using the Twincat through the Ethercat network.
How to choose external PHY for AX58100 port 2?
Please refer to Ethercat PHY Selection Guide for selection, please note the PHY must with TX_CLK fixed phase ability.
How do I connect AX58100 to MCU?
There are SPI Slave and Local Bus interface for configuring to connect MCU.
Hardware Design Documentation
AX58100 Evaluation Board Reference Schematic(Copper)
AX58100 Evaluation Board Reference Schematic(Fiber)