Following section provides the steps on:

  • How to run the pre-built binaries of openPOWERLINK Zynq Linux master?
  • How to convert your X86 Linux PC into a simple openPOWERLINK slave device?
  • How to test POWERLINK operation with the openPOWERLINK master and slave?

Network setup for openPOWERLINK on Zynq Linux Master

1. Hardware requirements

The hardware items required to run openPOWERLINK Linux MN demo on Zynq ZC702 are as follows:

  • 1 Zynq ZC702 board to act as the openPOWERLINK Master
  • 1 PC with serial terminal to connect to Zynq development board
    • Note: The example in this quick start guide uses a Linux system with minicom serial terminal for connecting to the Zynq development board
  • 2 Linux PC to act as the openPOWERLINK Slave
  • 1 Micro SD Card Reader
  • 1 Micro SD Card
  • 4 Ethernet Cables
  • 1 Network switch
  • 1 Mini USB serial cable
2. Software requirements

Following are the software requirements to run openPOWERLINK Linux Master demo on Zynq ZC702.

  • Ubuntu 12.04/14.04
3. Download the pre-built binaries

Following are the software requirements to run openPOWERLINK Linux Master demo on Zynq ZC702.

  • To download the pre-built binaries – click here
4. Run openPOWERLINK master demo application on Zynq ZC702

Following are the software requirements to run openPOWERLINK Linux Master demo on Zynq ZC702.

  • To download the pre-built binaries – click here
5. Run openPOWERLINK slave demo application on Linux PC

The demo uses three Raspberry Pi2 boards, one acting as the network master (POWERLINK Managing Node / MN) and the other two as network slaves (POWERLINK Controlled Node / CN). List of hardware needed:

This section describes the steps to be carried out to run openPOWERLINK Linux CN demo

Open a new terminal on the Linux PC to run openPOWERLINK slave:

  • Change to the driver daemon install directory on slave PC
    • cd <openPOWERLINK_Directory>/bin/linux/i686/oplkd-pcap/
    • Run the PCAP driver daemon using the following command
      • sudo ./oplkcnd-pcap

Open another terminal:

  • Change to the slave application install directory on slave PC
    • cd <openPOWERLINK_Directory>/bin/linux/i686/demo_cn_console
    • Run the slave application using following command
      • sudo ./demo_cn_console
  • Repeat the openPOWERLINK slave demo application steps on the slave 2 (CN32) Linux PC