[etherlab-users] EEPROM initial ESC Configuration

Newell Jensen pillar2012 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 20:30:53 CEST 2011

Okay I found this on the mailing list.  I think this answers my question and
it looks like a blank EEPROM will still be programmable from the Master.  If
this has changed, please let me know.



On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 11:13 AM, Newell Jensen <pillar2012 at gmail.com>wrote:

> All,
> We plan to implement our own EtherCAT Slave Controller (ESC) board and I am
> wondering if I should be able to do the initial programming of the EEPROM
> via the ESC ASIC?  I have scoured the documentation but still feel like I
> don't know for sure whether or not I would be able to program the EEPROM's
> ESC Configuration Area in the case that the ESC wasn't loaded properly.
> Basically, just want to know if I have to flash the EEPROM chips first
> before putting them on the board or if I can do the initial programming via
> the EtherCAT Master?
> Thanks,
> --
> Newell


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