QEC-M-070T/QEC-M-090T: Multifunctional EtherCAT Masters, integrating open-source software, TFT LCD, LVGL library, and various industrial communication functions, equipped with 2G SLC

February 26, 2024

ICOP Technology has launched the QEC-M-070T and QEC-M-090T EtherCAT Masters, equipped with 7-inch and 9-inch TFT LCD screens and integrated with the advanced LVGL graphics library, providing an intuitive and responsive user interface. Powered by the Vortex86EX2 dual-core independent processor, not only does it ensure efficient computing power, but it also guarantees the real-time performance of the EtherCAT system, meeting the strictest industrial application requirements.


By supporting open-source software, the QEC-M-070T and QEC-M-090T offer flexibility and expandability to software engineers, making everything from real-time on-site monitoring to complex data analysis and processing simple and efficient. Moreover, the support for graphical development tools greatly simplifies the software development process, facilitates the hiring of software development engineers, and significantly shortens development time.

Furthermore, with the support of various industrial communication protocols and the high-reliability storage solution of 2G SLC, it is also possible to work with external AI software for the conversion of power consumption carbon footprints, improving on-site control processes.

Innovative Integrated Solutions for Industrial Automation: QEC-M-070T and QEC-M-090T

In industrial automation, QEC-M-070T and QEC-M-090T, with their outstanding EtherCAT Master functionalities, offer powerful solutions for complex control systems.


The QEC-M-070T and QEC-M-090T master stations possess a dedicated CPU core running the EtherCAT Master, capable of supporting up to 128 axes of motion control to meet various precision control needs. This includes not only basic EtherCAT functionalities such as PDO (Process Data Object), CoE (CAN application protocol over EtherCAT), FoE (File Access over EtherCAT), and DC (Distributed Clocks) but also supports the CiA402 motion control communication protocol. These features together ensure high efficiency in data transmission and precise synchronization of the system. Users can easily access and manage system configurations, while real-time hardware and software control ensures high-performance application operation.


The QEC master stations feature precise synchronization capabilities (with a minimum update cycle of 125μs). When paired with the 86Duino IDE, they can offer less than 1μs of jitter within the minimum cycle of 125μs. This applies to the automation field for synchronization performance, used for highly synchronized, precise timing-triggered motion control and I/O control (Read more: QEC - The Benchmark for EtherCAT Masters).

Moreover, the capability to define interrupts within the QEC development environment allows for implementing advanced functionalities like simulated multitasking, further expanding developers' flexibility in application design.

Combination of QEC Master and 86Duino IDE

To enhance the application development and deployment of the QEC EtherCAT master stations, ICOP provides a powerful development software: 86Duino IDE, which features an interface similar to Arduino IDE, offering developers a familiar development environment. The 86Duino IDE supports C/C++ programming languages and includes a dedicated EtherCAT library and a rich industrial communication library (such as Modbus, CANbus, SPI, etc.), enabling developers to quickly implement complex industrial communication tasks. With the addition of customizable soft/hard interrupt functions, developers gain greater flexibility in designing advanced features.

The graphical tools within the 86Duino IDE, including the EtherCAT configurator, HMI editor, and ArduBlock tool, offer developers intuitive design and configuration methods, significantly reducing the complexity of development and shortening the development cycle. Users can utilize these graphical tools to develop EtherCAT systems. The EtherCAT configurator tool is used to configure the EtherCAT network, facilitating the rapid setup of EtherCAT master stations and slaves. Furthermore, the HMI editor is used to design user interfaces, enhancing system operability. Lastly, programs can be constructed using the graphical building blocks approach, orchestrating control actions effectively.


Introducing the QEC-M-070T and QEC-M-090T: Display-Equipped Industrial EtherCAT Master Solutions

The QEC master stations are equipped with long-life 2G SLC storage devices, ensuring the stability of system operation and the integrity of the development environment. This allows users to easily upload their own developed applications, interface images, or other necessary data without impacting the performance of the master station. This is achieved through the 86Duino IDE, which integrates a user-friendly development environment and supports a rich library of functions and graphical development tools, significantly optimizing operational efficiency and development cycles.


To meet the data communication needs of practical applications, the QEC-M-070T and QEC-M-090T are equipped with three LAN interfaces, one of which is a Giga LAN designed for external network connections, while the other two serve as EtherCAT networks, supporting redundancy functionality to enhance the reliability of the EtherCAT system. Additionally, they provide three USB 2.0 ports for connecting various peripherals such as hard drives, keyboards, and mice, and retain Arduino pins (including GPIO, ADC, CAN, RS232/485, etc.) offering extensive connectivity and expansion capabilities for automation control systems, enabling rapid data transfer and easy integration with existing systems.

Both models are equipped with 7-inch and 9-inch TFT 800×480 resolution resistive touchscreen displays, providing an intuitive operating experience. Their open-frame design, with dimensions of 186 x 121.05 x 31.05 mm and 245 x 152.2 x 32.5 mm respectively, makes them easy to integrate into various applications. The operating temperature range from -20 to +70°C, with an option for -40 to +85°C, allows these master stations to adapt from standard to extreme industrial environments.


Main Features of QEC-M-070T/QEC-M-090T:

EtherCAT Master with 7″/9” LCD.

  • DM&P Vortex86EX2 Processor, Master 533MHz/Slave 400MHz
  • EtherCAT Master Core runs on dedicated CPU
  • Hardware/Software Real-time
  • 86Duino Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
  • Up to 128 axes support for motion control
  • 7-inch/9-inch TFT 800×480 Resolution LCD with Restive touchscreen
  • Internal Monitoring Hardware Information
  • Operating Temperature -20 to +70°C/-40 to +85°C (Option)
  • 3LAN/3USB/MicroUSB/VGA/MiniPCIe/Arduino Pins

The QEC-M-070T and QEC-M-090T master stations combine the powerful bus capabilities of EtherCAT with the hardware performance of ICOP PPC and the flexible software development environment of the 86Duino IDE to provide a comprehensive solution for the industrial automation field.

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