EtherCAT hosts first interoperability testing week

March 8, 2021
With over 75 global registrations, EtherCAT Technology group's inaugural interoperability testing week kicked off in early February with a platform for the device manufacturers to exchange knowledge

The first EtherCAT Interoperability Testing Week of the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) recently took place. The digital event was created to provide EtherCAT device developers with a way to improve the interoperability of their products as well as to gain practical EtherCAT development know-how. It also provided a platform for device manufacturers to exchange knowledge.

With over 75 registrations from all over the world, ETG's first EtherCAT Interoperability Testing Week was held from Feb. 1–5. There were Q&A sessions as well as numerous webinars on topics such as the EtherCAT Conformance Test Tool (CTT), EtherCAT Slave Stack Code (SSC), EtherCAT Slave Configuration Interface (SCI) and Safety over EtherCAT (FSoE) implementation. Device manufacturers were given a place to discuss their EtherCAT implementations directly with ETG experts in a protected virtual meeting room.

According to ETG, feedback from the participants about the online event was consistently positive. Especially well received were the many webinars and the fact that no recorded content was played, but the ETG team was present throughout the week and available for questions as well as general knowledge exchange with the participants.

The next EtherCAT Interoperability Testing Week is already being planned.

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