The next level of communication

The technology expansion EtherCAT G takes the EtherCAT performance to the next level by delivering the Gbit Ethernet speeds needed to support highly data-intensive applications. This solution by Beckhoff Automation is not only compatible with the globally established 100 Mbit/s EtherCAT standard, but also provides the same familiar ease of use. In addition, the new branch controller model for EtherCAT G enables efficient operation of multiple network segments in parallel. EtherCAT G supports standard Ethernet transmission rates of 1 Gbit/s; its EtherCAT G10 counterpart, already introduced as a proof-of-concept technology study, is even faster with data rates of 10 Gbit/s. The sharp increase in transmission rates beyond the standard 100 Mbit/s provided by EtherCAT increases the possible data throughput. High performance and ease of use have always been the hallmarks of EtherCAT: EtherCAT G shares the same characteristics, without changes to the protocol or the EtherCAT master software.