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Industrial Communication Solution

At the core of TI's industrial communication solution is the AM3359 Industrial Communications Engine (ICE). The ICE is a development platform targeted for systems that specifically focus on the industrial communications capabilities of the Sitara AM335x ARM® Cortex™-A8 Processor family. It enables low foot print designs with minimal external components and with best in class low power performance. Complementing the AM3359 processor on the ICE are the latest industrial PHY transceivers for 10/100 Ethernet, isolated Profibus® RS-485 and isolated CAN interfaces. Other connectivity options include digital input/output (I/O), SPI, UART and JTAG (via USB) for debugging.

Solution Features

  • The ICE hardware and included software are designed to help integrate the communications interfaces used in a broad range of industrial systems such as Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), industrial communication modules, interfaces for sensors and I/O systems, drives with integrated communications, and motor drive feedback systems.
  • TI’s Industrial Communication solutions support all major industrial protocols, with new ones added continuously.

Recommended Tools

Recommended Tool TMDXICE3359 - Industrial Communications Engine (ICE)
Recommended Tool SYSBIOSSDK-IND-SITARA - Sitara™ SYS/BIOS Industrial Software Development Kit (SDK) for ARM® Cortex™ A8 based Processors
Recommended Tool CCSTUDIO - Code Composer Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE) v5

Optional Tools

Recommended Tool TIDEP0001 - EtherCAT Communications Development Platform
Recommended Tool TIDEP0002 - PROFIBUS Communications Development Platform
Recommended Tool TLK110CUSEVM – Industrial 10/100 Ethernet PHY Evaluation Module
Recommended Tool TLK110SAMPLE-CODE – Sample C code meant to give example of operation for various functions and capabilities of the PHY
Recommended Tool ISO1176TEVM-433 – Isolated Profibus RS-485 Transceiver Evaluation Module
Recommended Tool ISO1050EVM – Isolated CAN Transceiver Evaluation Module

Recommended Documentation


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Key Products: 

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    • AM3359: Sitara™ ARM®Cortex™-A8 Processor with integrated Programmable Real-time Unit (PRU) architected to implement real-time communication technologies used in a broad range of industrial automation equipment
    • TLK110: Low-power, full-feature Industrial 10/100 Ethernet PHY Transceiver with integrated cable diagnostics capable of error-free operation up to 150 meters
    • ISO1176T: Isolated Profibus® RS-485 transceiver with integrated transformer driver capable of data rates to 40 Mbps providing galvanic isolation of 3000-Vrms and transient immunity of 50 kV/µs
    • ISO1050: Isolated CAN transceiver that meets the specifications of the ISO11898-2 standard providing galvanic isolation of 5000-Vrms and transient immunity of 50 kV/µs
    • TPS65910A: Integrated Power Management IC w/ 4 DC/DCs, 8 LDOs and RTC in 6x6mm QFN

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