Network Timing


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Use this to see the real-time timing of the RMP's EtherCAT frames.

This is a useful tool for troubleshooting performance of the RMP on systems which have poor INtime jitter.

Enable Toggle Button turns on (or off) the RMP's time measurment features.

Current displays the current time elapsed (in microseconds) between the most recent EtherCAT frames. On a system using the default sample rate of 1 kHz, the nominal value is 1000us.

Min represents the minimum recorded time between EtherCAT frames.

Max represents the maximum recorded time between EtherCAT frames. (On a system with poor INtime jitter performance, you might see larger-than-expected values.)

Threshold gives the user control over what values will be counted as abnormal results. There are two values, a low threshold and a high threshold (microseconds). RapidSetup will insert suggested values.

Count displays the number of EtherCAT frames which were sent below the low threshold or above the high threshold. This is useful when troubleshooting a system with poor jitter performance, to see how frequently values are occurring outside of a normal expected range.

Clear Button will reset the read-only values - Min/Max and the low and high Threshold count values.