Studio Development Framework (SDF) is a set of logical and user interface components that enables you to customized KPA EtherCAT Studio. KPA EtherCAT Studio could be tailored for you specific needs, unwanted components excluded and many components that are included could be customized for your specific use, configuration and/or diagnostic needs.
SDF is ideal for OEM applications that a full version of EtherCAT Studio may be too much or could potentially expose certain portions of the master or slaves that you would like isolated from the end-users.
Architecture and Integration
SDF provides front-end interfaces:
- .NET remoting to connect to running SDF instance remotely
- COM, etc.
SDF has online connection to KPA EtherCAT master as back end and supports all ETG specifications. SDF could be integrated into any IDE. Already integrated into several IDEs and tools such as : d2t, Atotech, FEV, ISaGRAF, Phoenix software, …
SDF core interfaces and GUI components provide a full set of objects for custom EtherCAT configuration tool using BLF procedure (brand labeling).
User interface (UI)
Automation interface/business objects (BL)
- core interfaces representing EtherCAT object model:
- project, security
- master, slave, process image, etc.
- slave library
- online interface to master over remote procedure calls (RPC)
- brand labeling
SDF is already localized to several languages and can be localized to any language through localization procedure.
SDF functionality can be extended by writing custom tools and plug-ins. For more information, please, refer to the SDF Flyer. LINK