Factory Automation & Control

The right silicon, software, tools and support for system solutions in field transmitters, sensors and process instrumentation, industrial communication, programmable logic control (PLC), human machine interface (HMI) and industrial drives.


Industrial Communication - Overview

Automation applications range from programmable logic controllers and industrial computers to human machine interface and industrial peripherals and drives. TI technology brings many new opportunities to industrial automation system developers, successfully addressing ever-evolving communications standards and design challenges, as well as providing high reliability products to support stringent manufacturer requirements needed for harsh environments. With the recent introduction of the Sitara™ AM335x ARM® Cortex™-A8 microprocessors, developers can get to market faster with the first low-power ARM Cortex-A8 devices to incorporate multiple industrial communication protocols on a single chip. TI provides production-ready industrial Ethernet and Fieldbus communication protocols with master and slave functionality including: EtherCAT®, Ethernet/IP, PROFIBUS®, PROFINET®, POWERLINK and SERCOS III.
  • TI's broad portfolio with industrial feature set includes:
    • Specialized product portfolio for Harsh Environments
    • Long product life supply policy
    • Flexible and future-proof embedded processors
    • Solutions that meet industry safety needs (IEC61508, SIL)
    • Energy and space-efficient solutions
  • System-based solutions
    • Industrial-specific reference design and development tools
    • Production-ready comprehensive software, including communication protocols and signal chain solution
  • Strong understanding of industrial equipment support needs


Supported Protocols

Ethernet-based Fieldbus Support

Product AM1810 AM33xx AM35xx
Modbus-TCP Master/Slave X X X
EtherCAT Master X X X
EtherCAT Slave   X  
Ethernet/IP Master/Slave X X X
PROFINET Master/Slave X X X
SERCOS-III Slave   X  

Serial Based Fieldbus Support

Product MSP430 C2000 Stellaris AM1810 AM33xx AM35xx
CAN: CANOpen   x x   x x
CAN: DeviceNet   x x   x x
Profibus Slave     x x x  
Profibus Master DPV1     x x x  
Profibus Multi-Master DPv2       x x  
Profibus PA x x x x x x
Modbus x x   x x x
Foundational Fieldbus* x          
IO-Link: Master       x x  
IO-Link: Slave x x        
HART x   x      

*Fieldbus - Related System Block Diagram



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