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Sercos SoftMaster

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This is the Linux app named Sercos SoftMaster whose latest release can be downloaded as Sercos-III-Soft-Master-Package.zip. It can be run online in the free hosting provider OnWorks for workstations.

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Sercos SoftMaster


The Sercos SoftMaster is intended for implementing a software-based Sercos Industrial Ethernet master on industrial automation controllers. It can be used with controllers that do not provide a dedicated Sercos III master hardware like the Sercos master IP core running on an FPGA. The SoftMaster may be used with a standard Ethernet hardware such as a standard PCI / PCI express Ethernet controller in order to implement a Sercos III master interface.

The Sercos Softmaster Core is entirely programmed in plain C and independent of operating systems and hardware platforms.


  • Hardware and operating system independent
  • Support of nearly all Sercos features, including hot-plug
  • Compatible to CoSeMa of version 6V1 or higher
  • Simple switch between hard FPGA-based and soft master
  • Successfully tested with networks up to 160 slaves and Sercos cycle times down to 125µs (depending on hardware and operating system capabilities)
  • Support of NIC-timed transmission, e.g. for Intel I210
  • Support of Sercos redundancy (future release, currently prototype)
  • Support of UCC channel for IP communication (future release, currently prototype)

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This is an application that can also be fetched from https://sourceforge.net/projects/sercos-softmaster-core/. It has been hosted in OnWorks in order to be run online in an easiest way from one of our free Operative Systems.