There are a variety of possibilities if you are building an application on ARM-based processors. TI can help with application specific software, design kits and reference designs. Look below for solutions on a variety of ARM applications.
TI is committed to delivering not only the right levels of performance, but also the right levels of peripheral integration to meet the needs of a variety of markets. Using the ARM core as a foundation, device manufacturers have a common foundation on which to create their products while having the ability to scale, expanding their product portfolio.
|TI ARM Solutions: Meeting Market Needs|
|Sitara™ Processors||Stellaris® MCU||Concerto™ MCU||Hercules™ Safety MCU||DaVinci™ Video Processors||OMAP-L1x Processors||KeyStone Multicore Processors|
|ARM® Core||AM1x ARM9, AM3x ARM®Cortex™-A8||ARM® Cortex™-M3, M4||ARM® Cortex™-M3||ARM® Cortex™-R4, M3||ARM9™, ARM® Cortex™-A8||ARM9||ARM® Cortex™-A15|
|Key Features||Low power & high performance with extensive peripheral integration||Open architecture software, rich communication options||Dual subsystem architecture for optimized real-time control and communications||Safety||Completely tailored high performance||High performance & low power||32-bit fixed- and/or floating-point + Acceleration|
The design environment for industrial automation is evolving with ARM®-based solutions becoming critical to market success. In addition to its proven, reliable architecture, there is a robust ARM software development ecosystem to support the migration to 32-bit ARM architectures.
TI has invested to deliver software-compatible devices along with industrial hardware development tools, software and analog complements to provide a total industrial system solution. One of the first examples of leveraging solutions from across TI’s ARM portfolio is the AM3359 Industrial Development Kit (IDK). Designed with the industrial automation market in mind, the IDK is an extensive development platform enabling customers to evaluate all popular industrial communications and motor control applications.
Electronic point-of-service (EPOS) terminals and devices, such as bar-code scanners, portable data terminals and point-of-sale terminals are rapidly changing the way both financial and non-financial electronic transactions are conducted. Providing continuity and consistency across a range of products will not only enable rapid product development but also future proof the extension of product lines. This is particularly critical as new technological capabilities emerge and require integration into point-of service product platforms. Sharing the same basic architectures from 32-bit micrcontrollers and microprocessors to digital signal processors (DSPs) through integrated microprocessor + DSP multi-core devices and ancillary processing devices such as video processors gives the flexibility needed to develop differentiated product offerings across many applications.
As devices become more intuitive, human machine interfaces are becoming more prominent across markets. An HMI allows an operator to interact with a machine in a graphical, visual way. Basic user interfaces characterized by touch-screen-actuated buttons, slide bars and basic graphics can be handled by an MCU, such as one based on ARM’s Cortex™-M core. Beyond that, an advanced operating system is required and the processor type shifts from an MCU to an MPU.