On November 20, 2018, Beijing Limaisheng Control Technology Co., Ltd. obtained the membership of EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) with member ID: 0x0000002D. Since then, Limaisheng will work with members of the global ETG organization to promote the development of EtherCAT technology.
EtherCAT is a real-time industrial Ethernet technology originally developed by Beckhoff Automation. The EtherCAT protocol disclosed in the IEC standard IEC61158 is suitable for hard and soft real-time requirements in automation technology, test and measurement, and many other applications.
The main focus of the EtherCAT development process is short cycle time (≤100μs), low jitter for precise synchronization (≤1μs) and low hardware cost.
EtherCAT was launched in April 2003 and ETG was established in November 2003. After several years of development, ETG has grown into the world's largest industrial Ethernet and fieldbus organization.