EtherCAT now official IEC standard

29 October 2007

EtherCAT, as a communication technology for SERCOS and CANopen drive profiles, is now an International Standard, following a unanimous vote.

EtherCAT has been passed by IEC standards 61158, 61784-2 and 61800-7.

Erich Hutflesz, ETHG board member and manager of control systems at Schuler, described the international standardisation as a milestone for EtherCAT.

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