Efficient Acquisition of Measurement Data via EtherCAT

Depending on the application and user needs, two architectures for EtherCAT measurement can be considered.  Download our free whitepaper to learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of each EtherCAT system structure and which Gantner Instruments’ Q.series X products are fit for your EtherCAT application.



This whitepaper presents an overview of the capabilities of EtherCAT for efficient data acquisition with a focus on different system architectures, flexible device configuration, time synchronization, and high-speed data acquisition.

By reading this whitepaper, you will learn more about:

  • Capabilities of EtherCAT for multi-frequency mixed signal data acquisition

  • Fast cycle times and oversampling via eXtreme Fast Control (XFC) Technology

  • Precise time synchronization via distributed clock (DC) technology

  • Key architectural considerations for EtherCAT based data acquisition systems

  • Gantner Instruments’ Q.series XE & XL ranges of I/O modules for EtherCAT applications

Download our free whitepaper to discover how Gantner Instruments has taken the precision and high-performance of the Q.series X data acquisition system and made it available to EtherCAT-based applications.