openPOWERLINK - An Open Source POWERLINK Stack
openPOWERLINK is an Open Source Industrial Ethernet stack implementing the POWERLINK protocol for Managing Node (MN, POWERLINK Master) and Controlled Node (CN, POWERLINK Slave).
It implements all important features required by modern POWERLINK devices such as Standard, Multiplexed and PollResponse Chaining mode of operation, dynamic and static PDO mapping, SDO via ASnd and SDO via UDP, as well as asynchronous communication via a Virtual Ethernet interface.
The generic implementation of the POWERLINK stack is portable to any hardware and software platform. Out-of-the box Linux, Windows, VxWorks, Altera and Xilinx FPGAs are supported.
openPOWERLINK is provided by SYS TEC electronic, B&R Industrial Automation and Kalycito.
POWERLINK QT MN Demo
Help and support
General information about the POWERLINK technology is found here:
For specific questions about the stack, have a look into the [FAQ] and use the discussion forums:
- Getting Started - Getting started with openPOWERLINK
- Technology - Q&A about POWERLINK and related technologies
- Porting - Plans, ideas, issues... related to porting the stack to a new hardware or software platform
- Open Discussion - New ideas, features or other wishes for openPOWERLINK
For more information, please have a look at the openPOWERLINK website: