Test Acontis Stack

Run demo application classB

EC-Master_ClassB.pdf 2.4.1

cd <classB_path>/Bin/Linux/x64
sudo ./EcMasterDemoEval -f <path_to_eni>/ein.xml -i85254x 1 1 -perf

Syntax:

  • -f Use given ENI file
  • -i8254x Use LinkLayer „emllI8254x Intel Pro/1000“ for „Intel Pro/1000 network adapter cards“. You may have a different LinkLayer depending on your hardware
    • 1 <instance> Instance nr. May be 2 if you have multiple Ethernet ports.
    • 1 <mode>
      • Mode 0 = Interrupt mode
      • Mode 1 = Polling mode
  • -perf enables performance measurements (Enable max. and average time measurement in μs for all EtherCAT jobs)

More detailed explanation EC-Master_ClassB.pdf 2.4.2

This demo will initialize the EtherCAT master. To stop the demo press CTRL+C The demo will output some performance benchmark.

In the following example the maximal „Cycle Time“ is 1005.2usec. This means, the max jitter is 5.2usec (very good)

Full command line: -f "../../../../eni/06_ENI_2Elmo_1000ms.xml"-i8254x 1 1 -perf 

000002 : Run demo now with cycle time 1000 usec
000002 : Using AuxClock
000002 : Calibrate tsc measurement... done: 3392 MHz
003003 : ==========================
003003 : Initialize EtherCAT Master
003003 : ==========================
003003 : EC-Master V2.9.1.06 (Protected) for Linux_x64 Copyright acontis technologies GmbH @ 2016
003003 : OsGetLinkLayerRegFunc: try to load '/home/ubuntu/etherCAT/EC-Master-V2.9-Linux_x64-Eval/Bin/Linux/x64/libemllI8254x.so'
003004 : PCI: device 00:19.0 found
007178 : Unlicensed version, stop sending ethernet frames after 60 minutes!
007178 : EtherCAT network adapter MAC: 90-B1-1C-8C-C5-C1

007178 : =====================
007178 : Start EtherCAT Master
007178 : =====================
007218 : Bus scan successful - 2 slaves found
007223 : Master state changed from <UNKNOWN> to <INIT>
007257 : Master state changed from <INIT> to <PREOP>
011985 : DCM in sync Cur=" -10370", Avg="   -774", Max=" -21742"
012038 : Cyclic command WKC error on LRW - Address: 0x10000000 - WKC act/set=2/6
012038 : Master state changed from <PREOP> to <SAFEOP>
012080 : Master state changed from <SAFEOP> to <OP>
012080 : 
012080 : Job times during startup <INIT> to <OP>:
012080 : ================================================================
012080 : PerfMsmt 'JOB_ProcessAllRxFrames' (avg/max) [usec]:    1.6/  5.7
012080 : PerfMsmt 'JOB_SendAllCycFrames  ' (avg/max) [usec]:    5.4/  8.5
012080 : PerfMsmt 'JOB_MasterTimer       ' (avg/max) [usec]:    1.3/ 10.9
012080 : PerfMsmt 'JOB_SendAcycFrames    ' (avg/max) [usec]:    2.4/ 15.7
012080 : PerfMsmt 'Cycle Time            ' (avg/max) [usec]:  1000.0/1005.0
012080 : PerfMsmt 'myAppWorkPd           ' (avg/max) [usec]:    0.0/  0.4
012080 : 
^C034306 : 1 identical messages skipped
034306 : Job times before shutdown
034306 : ================================================================
034306 : PerfMsmt 'JOB_ProcessAllRxFrames' (avg/max) [usec]:    1.7/  3.8
034306 : PerfMsmt 'JOB_SendAllCycFrames  ' (avg/max) [usec]:    5.5/  8.0
034306 : PerfMsmt 'JOB_MasterTimer       ' (avg/max) [usec]:    1.3/  2.8
034306 : PerfMsmt 'JOB_SendAcycFrames    ' (avg/max) [usec]:    3.7/  6.5
034306 : PerfMsmt 'Cycle Time            ' (avg/max) [usec]:  999.9/1005.2
034306 : PerfMsmt 'myAppWorkPd           ' (avg/max) [usec]:    0.0/  0.3
034306 : ========================
034306 : Shutdown EtherCAT Master
034306 : ========================
034318 : Master state changed from <OP> to <INIT>
035384 : EcMasterDemo stop.

If the output looks similar to the example above, then the demo runs successfully.

Possible problems

See troubleshooting process The application does not start

Run demo application classA

Before you run this demo make shure, you can run the classB demo successfully.

cd <classA_path>/Bin/Linux/x64
cp <classB_path>/Bin/Linux/x64/libeml8254x.so ./
sudo ./EcMasterDemoDc -f <path_to_eni>/ein.xml -i85254x 1 1 -perf

The demo will output the maximal cycle time every second. You can terminate the demo witch CTRL+C.

Possible problems

See troubleshooting process The application does not start