Development path for industrial applications using Renesas’ EC-1

Development path for industrial applications using Renesas’ EC-1

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IAR Systems has announced support - quick start and simplified evaluation - for Renesas’ EtherCAT dedicated communication SoC, applying its IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM to form a complete starter kit.
By Graham Prophet


This is a tool package for simplified evaluation and development of Renesas Electronics’ EC-1, a dedicated communication System on Chip (SoC) with a built-in EtherCAT slave controller, intended to boost production efficiency in factories. In addition, IAR Systems announces that it has joined the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) to provide reliable solutions for industrial applications.


EtherCAT is one of the leading protocol standards in industrial networking applications and Renesas provides the EC-1 to simplify the adaption of EtherCAT by allowing users to get started very quickly with development of an EtherCAT slave. The EC-1 is intended for high-speed, high-precision control of slave devices such as sensors, actuators, sensor networks, and I/O modules that require deterministic communication.


To ease development with, and evaluation of, the EC-1, IAR Systems has launched the IAR KickStart Kit for Renesas EC-1 which contains evaluation versions of IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM, an EC-1 development board and an I-jet Lite debug probe. In addition, example projects, application-specific software drivers and protocol stack sample program are available from Renesas’ website.


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