EtherCAT Conformance Test Documents
The following documents about conformance and interoperability provided here are made available to ETG member companies.
The ETG7000-2 ZIP contains the following files:
- ETG.7000-2 Conformance Test Record with Test Execution Guideline
- ETG.7000-2 Annex 5003-0001: Semi Device Test Record Example with Test Execution Guideline
- TF-F000: Set of Test Instructions
You may not copy, distribute or “mirror” these files or printed versions of the documents, or any part of it, without permission in writing from the ETG (EtherCAT Technology Group).
The ETG.7000 EtherCAT Conformance Test Specification consists of the following parts:
- ETG.7000.2 Conformance Test Record
The Conformance Test Record is a set of test instructions (incl. TF-F000 Test File) for the performance of the EtherCAT Conformance Test and documentation of it at the same time. The EtherCAT Test Centers (ETCs) perform the official EtherCAT Conformance Test according to those instructions. EtherCAT device vendors should use the Test Record for preparation of the official test. The CTT tests only devices in non-DC mode. To test the device set to their DC mode, tests are defined by the Conformance Test Specification Amendments (see ETG.7000-2 Amendment for device with DC mode specification). The document describes manual tests which are performed by using a standard EtherCAT master supporting real time and DCs. The Test Record also references further test instructions specified in the Annexes of ETG.7000-2. One example is ETG.7000-2 Annex 5003-0001 Semi Device Test Record. Annex B helps for the understanding of the ETG.7000-2 Test Record.
- ETG.7000.3 Interoperability Test Directive
The Interoperability Test Directive provides test descriptions for complete EtherCAT systems including EtherCAT-Configuration-Tools, EtherCAT Masters, one or several EtherCAT slaves. Its scope is to test the interaction between those components and provide a possible statement of confidence for mutual operation of a heterogeneous EtherCAT system as it is found in real applications.
The “EtherCAT P Conformance Test Bundle” includes:
- ETG.7000.1000.2P EtherCAT P Test Plan
Defines the test building blocks based on the ETG.1000.2P EtherCAT P PhL specification
- ETG.7000.1030 EtherCAT P Test Record
Defines a selection of the test blocks from the Test Plan as a step-by-step test which is performed by the ETCs
- TF-1301 EtherCAT P ESI Test File
Test File to check EtherCAT P specific details in the ESI file using the CTT V2.1.16. Download-link is provided within ZIP.
Furthermore, the following related documents are listed:
- ETG.7003 EtherCAT Conformance Test Enhancement Process
This guideline defines the process for enhancements of the EtherCAT Conformance Test. It includes changes of already existing test cases due to bug-fixes as well as enhancements for new test cases. It also covers changes of the Conformance Test Tool (CTT).
- ETG.7010 EtherCAT Conformance Guide
To find your way easy through the topic you will find the most important details on it within the EtherCAT Conformance Guide, including how to obtain tools and how to get your device conformance tested.
- ETG.7020 EtherCAT Slave Device Donation
This document describes the purpose, benefits, and the handling of device donation.
- ETG.7030 EtherCAT Conformance Test Request
The EtherCAT Conformance Test Request is a form to request a Conformance Test for EtherCAT Slave Devices at an official EtherCAT Test Center (ETC).
- ETG.9003 EtherCAT Conformance Policy
The EtherCAT Conformance Test Policy describes the conformance testing rules and policies in accordance with the EtherCAT Vendor ID agreement.