ethercat_hardware Documentation

ethercat_hardware: EtherCAT Hardware

Package for creating a hardware interface to the robot using the EtherCAT motor controller/driver


This package provides a driver for Willow Garage's EtherCAT motor controller boards.


This package exposes a single class with a simple API to initialize all EtherCAT devices found on an interface (EthercatHardware::init), and a second call to update those devices on a periodic basis (EthercatHardware::update). An application wishing to control EtherCAT devices should create a single instance of the EthercatHardware driver.

Author(s): Rob Wheeler (email:, Maintained by Derek King (email:
autogenerated on Thu Apr 24 2014 15:43:45