[etherlab-dev] EtherCAT Master Queries

Florian Pose fp at igh-essen.com
Wed Jun 18 09:36:53 CEST 2008


On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 05:19:37AM -0700, Bidkar, Pavan wrote:
> When I am going through the EtherCAT master1.3.2
> documentation, It is mentioned as "EtherCAT Capable network
> device driver" what does that exactly mean? Do we need to
> Disable the existing Ethernet driver and then start EtherCAT
> driver on that? Or can we use this ethercat master as raw
> packet transmission application above the Ethernet driver?
> Please brief about how exactly it is implemented?

this is all covered by the manual: The master comes with a few
EtherCAT-capable Ethernet drivers that have been patched to run with the

> We are planning to port, EtherCAT master implemented in Linux
> to QNX, any possible ways to do this?

I'm no QNX expert, but almost certainly you'll have to have a look at
the Ethernet drivers. Moreover the master code uses many Linux-specific
data structures, so I guess it'll be hard work...

> We need help from you for another 1-2 months for our project, please
> support us in completing this project successfully.

I can answer you a few questions, but don't expect me to offer you free
support for 2 months... ;-)

Best regards,
Florian Pose


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