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EtherCAT Configurator Component Mapping

This table summarizes the mapping between third-party EtherCAT® configurator components and Simulink® Real-Time™ blocks and block attributes. For more information, see the TwinCAT® 3 or Acontis EC-Engineer documentation.

EtherCAT Configurator Component

Simulink Real-Time Component


Acontis EC-Engineer

Cycle ticks (task step)

Cycle time

Sample time

Scalars and vectors




Byte size of type

Type Size

Data Type, BitSize

Data type

Signal Type

EtherCAT device variable names linked to variables in the task PDO

All PDO variable names included in default task as defined in the ENI file

EtherCAT PDO signal names for the Receive and Transmit PDO blocks

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