Axiomtek Introduces a Reliable Factory Automation Solution -- The EtherCAT Master Controller- IPC932-230-FL-ECM


Axiomtek, one of the world's leading designers and manufacturers of innovative, high performance and reliable PC-based industrial computer products, is proud to announce the IPC932-230-FL-ECM, an open real-time EtherCAT master controller featuring high speed, accuracy, simplified cabling, and distributed time synchronization.


The IPC932-230-FL-ECM supports the LGA1150 socket for 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 (Haswell/Haswell Refresh) or Celeron® processor with the Intel® Q87 Express chipset. Equipped with various front-facing I/O connectors, the IPC932-230-FL-ECM features compact construction with fanless design and a wide operating temperature range of -10°C to +50°C (14°F to +122°F) for withstanding harsh environments. The IPC932-230-FL-ECM is an ideal solution for industrial motion control, factory automation, multi-task machine control and Internet of Things applications.


“Following the EtherCAT standard, the Axiomtek IPC932-230-FL-ECM is verified for interoperability with the IntervalZero EtherCAT Master solution, the KingStarIO32,” said Mercy Peng, product manager for Axiomtek’s Product Marketing Division. “Supporting IntervalZero RTX on Windows® 7, this master controller helps simplify hardware and software implementation and is designed for industrial positioning equipment. The ruggedized embedded controller can help speed up project development and deployment. It promotes smart automation to eliminate waste and greatly reduces the cost of ownership.”


High speed

Typically, with Axiomtek’s high-end EtherCAT master controller, process cycle times are 50~250 µs, while traditional fieldbus systems take 5~15 ms for an update.



EtherCAT employs accurate alignment of distributed clocks. The distributed clocks are adjusted based on other clocks’ run-time offset so that a very precise network-wide time base is available with a jitter less than 1 microsecond. This accuracy is ideal for synchronized motion control, and integration of measurement tasks within the same network.


Simplified cabling and cost effective

EtherCAT supports Line, Star, and Tree topology. For Line topology, the embedded controller provides cost saving since there is no switch needed. Axiomtek EtherCAT master controller needs only one Ethernet port to cascade communications to the distributed network of slave devices.


To fulfill different application needs, the IPC932-230-FL-ECM provides two PCI express expansion slots. Front-panel DVI-I output allows user to directly connect to a LCD panel. Four COM ports and a DIO port provide general industrial control options. This all-in-one embedded controller also comes with two easy-to-install 2.5” SATA HDD drive bays, one CFast™ socket, six USB ports, one Gigabit Ethernet ports, and audio (Line-in/ MIC-out).


Axiomtek’s EtherCAT master controller IPC932-230-FL-ECM is available now. More intelligent embedded systems for transportation, medical, energy-saving, utility and automation applications are also accessible on our website. For more product information or pricing, please visit us at us.axiomtek.com or via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Please contact one of our sales representatives at solutions@axiomtek.com.


Advanced Features:

- Verified with IntervalZero EtherCAT solution KingStarIO32
Supports Acontis EtherCAT master stack
- Supports IntervalZero Windows real-time extension RTX2012
EtherCAT communication cycle 50~250 µs
Supports 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 or Celeron® processor (Haswell/Haswell Refresh)
One EtherCAT port and one GbE LAN port
Rich I/O options including dual independent display, four COM ports, two GbE LAN, two USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports
Operation temperature from -10°C to +50°C (14°F to +122°F)


About Axiomtek Co., Ltd

Axiomtek Co., Ltd. is one of the world's leading designers/manufacturers of PC-based industrial computer products. From its roots as a turnkey systems integrator specializing in data acquisition and control systems, Axiomtek has mirrored the PC evolution in various industries by shifting its focus toward the design and manufacture of PC-based industrial automation solutions.


Axiomtek Co., Ltd. established in 1990, has more than 60 distributor partners globally. Axiomtek offers Industrial PCs (IPC), Single Board Computers and System on Modules (slot CPU card, small form factor embedded boards & SoM), Fanless & Rugged Embedded System (eBOX, tBOX and rBOX), Touch Panel Computers (TPC), Medical PCs (MPC), Human Machine Interface (HMI), Digital Signage Players (DS), Industrial Network and Network Appliances (NA).


As an associate member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance, Axiomtek continuously develops and delivers cutting edge solutions based on the latest Intel® platforms.