EtherCAT sets new standards for real-time performance and topology flexibility while meeting or undercutting traditional Fieldbus cost levels. EtherCAT features include high precision device synchronization, cable redundancy options, and a functional safety protocol (SIL3). EtherCAT is an international standard (IEC, ISO, and SEMI). In addition, EtherCAT P is a breakthrough technology that adds the option to implement one cable automation system architectures. This combines power for industrial devices and the EtherCAT protocol on one standard, 4-wire Ethernet cable. The EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) is an organization in which key user companies from various industries and leading automation suppliers join forces to support, promote and advance EtherCAT technology. With over 6900 members from 69 countries, the EtherCAT Technology Group has become the largest organization in the world that is exclusively focused on Industrial Ethernet technologies.