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  Activating Distributed Clock - EtherCAT (Slave-side)
Posted by: JAAAW - August-7th-2019, 09:27 PM - Forum: Hardware - Replies (4)

Hi Community,

I'm working with the NetHat Device and want to transfer data ervery 4 ms by using EtherCAT.
At the moment there is the problem that I cannot activate the Distributed Clock, which is deactivated by default on the netHat side (slave).

I have already discovered that there are two solutions for the problem.

1. By using the "NetX Configuration tool"

I would like to configure the module this way, but unfortunately the error "There’s no valid firmware directory found during installation. Would you like to choose it on you own?" already occur during the installation.
Also the manual selection of the directory, which I could find on the "DVD" provided for download, does not fix the problem.

Any idea how to solve this problem? 
(I use "netX Configuration Tool V1.0900" under Windows 10)

2. by sending a set configuration packet to the EtherCAT Slave protocol stack

I can't solve the problem this way. Could somebody send me an example code in which the "Set Configuration Request" is send by the application to the protocol stack to configure the device with configuration parameters ?

Thanks for your help.

  [SOLVED] Problem with WIFI connection
Posted by: Farani - August-5th-2019, 02:04 PM - Forum: Hardware - Replies (4)


I have been having issues with the Wifi. I have enabled the wifi in client mode and it is to receive the ip address and dns server automatically. As per viewed in the Control panel, the netpi has already receive the ip address and dns server but it still can't connect to the internet. The only way i could connect to the internet is when i share my laptop wifi to the ethernet port.

Also, i tried with a phone hotspot. The netpi is able to connect to the hotspot but unable to connect to the internet.

Any suggestion on what should i check?

I've updated the firmware to version V1.2.0.0.

Also, i'm located in Malaysia. Would that affect the device connection?

  {INFO] FCC grant of certification
Posted by: Armin@netPI - August-2nd-2019, 07:44 AM - Forum: Hardware - No Replies

The FCC is an independent United States government agency taking care if regulations concerning devices equipped with radio transmitter technology.

If you want to sell device in the US you need an FCC grant of certification. Find appended the respective FCC grant for netPI.

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.pdf   2ANEG0001_DSS.pdf (Size: 124.79 KB / Downloads: 0)
.pdf   2ANEG0001_DTS.pdf (Size: 125.01 KB / Downloads: 0)

  [INFO] Radio Equipment Directive (RED) certification
Posted by: Armin@netPI - August-2nd-2019, 07:12 AM - Forum: Hardware - No Replies

Cause a customer specifically asked for it find appended to this post netPI's official RED certification paper.

The radio equipment directive 2014/53/EU (RED) establishes a regulatory framework for placing radio equipment on the market. A device needs to comply to this spec in all cases when equipped with Wireless technology and needs to be sold in Europe (and some others countries too).


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.pdf   RED Verification.pdf (Size: 69.37 KB / Downloads: 1)

  Default Gateway does not work
Posted by: lunz1 - July-31st-2019, 12:37 PM - Forum: Software - Replies (16)

I'm using a net PI Core (Firmware 1.0200.1368) in a LAN with a modem.  The net PI is used to send mails via modem.
The modem has the ip address
The net PI got following LAN settings.

I'm using the docker container "hilschernetpi/netpi-debian-stretch:latest" and the network type of this container ist set up as host.
These settings lead to the following routing table.

It's possible to ping the gateway, in my case the modem. But I can't ping any address outside this network, e.g. All other devices in my LAN can reach this address.
Adding a static route has no effect.

Has anybody some ideas ? Which setting is wrong ?

Many thanks for your support in advance.

  netHAT compatibility to Raspberry Pi 4 confirmed
Posted by: Armin@netPI - July-23rd-2019, 07:10 AM - Forum: News - No Replies

The Raspberry Pi 4 is out since a few weeks. Today we can confirm netHAT's compatibility with the RPi4.

Even if the netHAT driver is 3 years old now, it is still working fine on the latest Raspberry Pi version.

  normal ethernet port using for Profinet
Posted by: MGharat - July-18th-2019, 02:04 PM - Forum: Software - Replies (4)

Cant be netPI core Ethernet port be used for Profinet Master/Slave application ?? through any docker container/stack?


  Using Windows Containers
Posted by: a.w.d.m. - July-16th-2019, 12:34 PM - Forum: Software - Replies (3)

Is it possible to run containers from Windows-Images on a netPI?

  Reboot NetPI
Posted by: a.w.d.m. - July-16th-2019, 08:50 AM - Forum: Hardware - Replies (3)

I'm currently following this FAQ in order to update NetPIs frimware. It says I have to reboot it. How do I do that? Is it save to just pull the plug and put it back in again or do I have to do something else?

  32 vs 64 bit OS
Posted by: dcatteeu - July-10th-2019, 09:53 AM - Forum: Software - Replies (4)


I currently have a Raspberry Pi 3 model B to develop software that will run on the NetPi. The Raspberry Pi 3 model B has a 64 bit processor but runs a 32 bit OS. The NetPi has the same processor as the Raspberry Pi, but a different OS. 

1. Does the NetPi run a 32bit or 64bit Yocto Linux?

2. If it is a 64bit OS, I'd like to run a 64bit OS on the Raspberry Pi as well. What do you recommend?