Targeted for many industrial protocols such as EtherCAT, PROFIBUS™, PROFINET™, Ethernet/IP, SERCOS III, or Ethernet PowerLink, there is a Sitara processor-based solution designed to meet your needs. This comprehensive platform of processors combines peripheral support with a robust ARM® core and critical capabilities such as 2D/3D graphic support to meet a variety of needs within the industrial automation market.
Substation automation devices add intelligence to the power grid by adding communications as well as controls and analytics functions. TI's Sitara processors can integrate all functions of intelligent electronic devices, including industrial Ethernet and redundancy protocols such as HSR/PRP, eliminating the need for ASICs or FPGAs.
Sitara AM437x processors integrate all three core functions of a motor drive onto a single chip enabling the system to connect, control and communicate- all through a single processor. This hybrid architecture provides the design simplicity of a compact solution while maintaining deterministic interfaces enabling real-time response to events.
In addition, TI's portfolio of protocol-enabled solutions enable many types of connected-drive architectures.
The smart grid market includes metering and sub-metering devices, as well as gateways, data concentrators and data collectors that collect information from the metering units. TI's Sitara family of processors pushes intelligence to the edge of the grid by integrating, organizing and aggregating information from e-meters to ease peak power demand, reduce energy costs and increase comfort through home automation.
Sitara processors are cost-effective solutions for the point-of-sale (POS) market with many integrated features including: smart card reading, magnetic card reading, printing, NFC, Wi-Fi, GPS, GPRS, and barcode scanning. Integration of these key functions combined with ARM Cortex-A cores, graphics, and a robust peripheral set put TI's Sitara processors at the heart of many retail applications.
Sitara processors have also integrated many advanced security features to provide developers with the tools needed to meet the demanding security requirements of this market.
Sitara processors optimize performance, power, and cost making them a great fit for the consumer market, including varied end applications such as wireless storage units, high-end smart appliances, and portable navigation systems. Their combination of rich 3D graphics capabilities and robust peripheral support (including touch screen and wireless connectivity) is the foundation for success in many consumer applications. Sitara processors allow a wide range of cost-effective solutions to be developed simply and easily through their support for high-level operating systems like Linux™, Android™, and WinCE.
TI technologies are helping make innovative medical electronics more flexible, affordable and accessible. With the use of Sitara processors, customers can easily and affordably add 3D user interfaces and touch screens to medical devices, simplifying the user experience. In addition, the support of high-level operating systems like Linux and Android makes adding multi-modal monitoring easy and provides extensive user interface and system control.
TI's Sitara processors provide a broad range of scalable solutions comprising single core ARM Cortex-A9 to multicore ARM Cortex-A15 products. In addition, TI provides support for Linux LTS releases across all Sitara processors allowing developers access to full Linux capabilities.