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Re: EtherCat Pulgin...co-operative venture?
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2017, 09:16:39 AM »
well - not quite...

Linuxcnc has had the capability to run Ethercat directly for a while now. 

http://wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?EtherCatDriver

PC's are certainly suitable for realtime determinism.  (and you can do it cheaply) with the right OS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kn-G5HFjD8


EtherCat Master is a realtime system, PCs are unsuitable as is and the solutions to achieve realtime determinism are just to expensive
for me to get into as a hobby project.

Craig

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Re: EtherCat Pulgin...co-operative venture?
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2017, 12:29:14 PM »
Uh...  we were talking about Windows.  :)
Re: EtherCat Pulgin...co-operative venture?
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2017, 02:46:18 PM »
Hi,
yes, sorry I was meaning Windows when I actually said PC.

I am impressed that Linux is realtime capable.

Craig
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