[etherlab-users] EtherCat EL3102

Richard Hacker ha at igh-essen.com
Tue Sep 7 16:00:50 CEST 2010

Hello Jasper,

that was a bug due to a new release of the XML description files from 
Beckhoff. I fixed it and put a new version of the 1.3-prerelease on the 
website. Note that the signature file [sig] will not fit the new version, 
since I do not know how to fix that - Florian will update the website in due 

For documentation on how Matlab reports errors, please refer to the Matlab 
website www.matlab.com.

For documentation regarding EtherLab - you are quite right, but please 
remember that we are releasing EtherLab "as is" in the hope that it will be 
useful to any one out there. It is a continuous and ongoing project - there is 
no one here who can devote 100% of his time for the project. Please bear that 
in mind. However, we are pleased that there are so many people using it and 
giving feedback and thereby contributing to improving the project.

Kind regards,

On Tuesday 07 September 2010 13:13:07 Jasper Westpfahl wrote:
> Hello dear Etherlab users,
> I recently upgraded to etherlab-1.3-pre-687  with Ethercat Master 1.5 on
> OpenSuse  with Kernel and was trying to compile old
> Simulink (R 2009b) models (which before the upgrade worked) containing
> blocks for the Beckhoff EL3102.(Those models compile without the block in
> it.) I get the following error messages reported from Simulink:
> Model Error, Source: Unknown, Undefined function or method
> 'EtherCatInfo_el3xxx' for input arguments of type 'double'
> Block Error, Source: Unknown, Error in 'tb/as/AIN1' : Initialization
> commands cannot be evaluated.
> I am actually nor sure what Simulink is trying to tell me exactly. Maybe
> someone knows what this means or even better how to fix it or can point me
> to a source of information where this or a similar problem could be
>  adressed so I can research it. I find documentation on all etherlab
>  related to be a rarity.
> thanks for any help in advance
> Jasper Westpfahl


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