1/14/2013

Evaluation software for EtherCAT "PLC in a box" now available for download

In August, I introduced you to a brand new PLC reference platform created by Freescale, IsaGRAF, KPA, and QNX Software Systems. The purpose of the platform is simple: to provide a pre-integrated solution that can significantly reduce the time and cost of developing PLCs and other industrial systems.

Good news is, the software stack for the platform is now available for download. Here's what you get:

  • ISaGRAF PLC firmware
  • ISaGRAF 6 workbench for IEC 61499 and IEC 61131-3 standard PLC programming languages
  • KPA EtherCAT master stack
  • KPA EtherCAT Studio
  • QNX Neutrino RTOS for the Freescale QorIQ P1025 tower module

To download the platform software, visit the QNX website — you'll need to set up a MyQNX account, if you haven't already. To run the platform software, you'll need a Freescale P1025 tower module, target slaves, and some software utilities. To learn how to obtain these components, visit the Freescale website.

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