As part of a mobile robot design, we were considering using the ConnectCore 6UL as a central processing unit to control a number of motor drivers and other peripherals. Since EtherCAT is gaining popularity for such platform designs, I was wondering whether ConnectCore 6UL would be a candidate for such a design. I realize this might require customizing aspects of the Yocto installation, but I wanted to confirm that this at least sounds reasonable to those of you with more experience on this platform before we proceed with actual tests and attempts to implement such a solution.
Any comments/feedback as well as examples from existing solutions are welcome. Thank you!