Object description and parameterization

EtherCAT XML Device Description

The display matches that of the CoE objects from the EtherCAT XML Device Description. We recommend downloading the latest XML file from the download area of the Beckhoff website and installing it according to installation instructions.

Parameterization via the CoE list (CAN over EtherCAT)

The EtherCAT device is parameterized via the CoE - Online tab (double-click on the respective object) or via the Process Data tab (allocation of PDOs).


The CoE overview contains objects for different intended applications:

The following section first describes the objects required for normal operation, followed by a complete overview of missing objects.