EJ30xx - Analog Input Modules (12 Bit)

TwinCAT Development Environment

The Software for automation TwinCAT (The Windows Control and Automation Technology) will be distinguished into:

TwinCAT 2: System Manager (Configuration) & PLC Control (Programming)
TwinCAT 3: Enhancement of TwinCAT 2 (Programming and Configuration takes place via a common Development Environment)

Details:

TwinCAT 2:
Connects I/O devices to tasks in a variable-oriented manner
Connects tasks to tasks in a variable-oriented manner
Supports units at the bit level
Supports synchronous or asynchronous relationships
Exchange of consistent data areas and process images
Datalink on NT - Programs by open Microsoft Standards (OLE, OCX, ActiveX, DCOM+, etc.)
Integration of IEC 61131-3-Software-SPS, Software- NC and Software-CNC within Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista, Windows 7, NT/XP Embedded, CE
Interconnection to all common fieldbusses
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Additional features:

TwinCAT 3 (eXtended Automation):
Visual-Studio®-Integration
Choice of the programming language
Supports object orientated extension of IEC 61131-3
Usage of C/C++ as programming language for real time applications
Connection to MATLAB®/Simulink®
Open interface for expandability
Flexible run-time environment
Active support of Multi-Core- und 64-Bit-Operatingsystem
Automatic code generation and project creation with the TwinCAT Automation Interface
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Within the following sections commissioning of the TwinCAT Development Environment on a PC System for the control and also the basically functions of unique control elements will be explained.

Please see further information to TwinCAT 2 and TwinCAT 3 at http://infosys.beckhoff.com.

Additional information
Installation of the TwinCAT real-time driver
Notes regarding ESI device description
TwinCAT ESI Updater
Distinction between Online and Offline
OFFLINE configuration creation
ONLINE configuration creation
EtherCAT subscriber configuration