EtherCAT is a fieldbus system developed by Beckhoff, which allows for real-time-ethernet. It wants to achieve short data update times, accurate synchronization and low hardware costs, so it can be used specifically for automated or control systems. CAT stands for Controller and Automation Technology.

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