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Building smarter, safer robotics
From high-speed motion planning to real-time control and communication, our technologies let you design energy-efficient, affordable and functionally safe ISO 10218-complaint robots for harsh industrial environments. Build reliable, efficient and safe power stages with our reinforced isolation technology for communication, gate drivers and sensing. Meet your cost and performance targets with our broad portfolio of analog and embedded ICs.

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Sensor module

The industrial robot sensor module elevates automation with a suite of sensors, enabling precise environmental perception.

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Communications module

The industrial robot communication module establishes seamless connectivity, enabling efficient data exchange between robotic components. It ensures synchronized collaboration and facilitating smooth integration into complex manufacturing systems.

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CPU & compute module

The industrial robot compute module serves as the brain of the robot, orchestrating complex tasks, managing communication between components and ensuring synchronized operation for precision control and task automation.

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Teach pendant (HMI)

The teach pendant is the user interface of the robot. This is used for programming, operating, teaching and maintaining the robot. This system is part of the safety implementation of the robot.

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Servo drive multi-axis

The servo drive multi-axis is designed into the robot control cabinet if the robot is required to perform a high payload generating high temperatures which includes the current and voltage sensing of the power stage. The encoder interface can be located on the manipulator as an aggregator circuit.

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Safety module

The industrial robot safety module monitors the robot's operation, detects deviations from safe operation and implements safety functions to prevent accidents. This includes tasks such as monitoring speed, position, force and emergency stop functionality.

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Servo drive single-axis

The servo drive single-axis is implemented if the robot has a low payload generating temperatures which are passivily cooled on the manipulator. This system includes current and voltage sensing, an encoder interface and functional safety integrated into the drive.

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Sensor module
Communications module
CPU & compute module
Teach pendant (HMI)
Servo drive multi-axis
Safety module
Servo drive single-axis

Why choose TI for industrial & collaborative robot systems?

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Enable safe and scalable processing

Our processor and MCU portfolios, including edge AI processing, motion planning, real-time control and industrial communication, enable you to develop affordable robot functionalities.

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Achieve best-in-class sensing performance 

We offer a broad portfolio of reinforced isolated amplifiers, delta sigma modulators and SAR ADCs for voltage and current sensing in harsh environments with integrated power and small packages. 

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Build systems with confidence

Our reliable and extensively tested isolation technology enables you build the foundation for more efficient industrial robot power stages with higher voltages and faster switching.

Engineering smarter, safer industrial & collaborative robots

Create compact, efficient and fully-protected servo drive power stage modules

Our analog and embedded processing products help you improve motor control performance and exceed isolation and EMC requirements per IEC standards. Sense voltages and currents with the best signal integrity using our latest delta-sigma modulators in your robot power stage. By easily implementing safety functions, such as Safe Torque Off, you can also meet system-level safety requirements. Boost your motor control design performancexplore and explore breakthrough technologies, such as GaN, to increase your robot power density and efficiency.

Resource
Three-phase, 1.25-kW, 200-VAC Small Form Factor GaN Inverter Reference Design for Integrated Drives
This reference design is a three-phase inverter with a continuous power rating of 1.25 kW at 50°C ambient and 550 W at 85°C ambient for driving 200-V AC servo motors.
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Reinforced Isolated Phase Current Sense Reference Design with Small Delta Sigma Modulators
This reference design realizes a reinforced isolated 3-phase inverter sub-system using isolated IGBT gate drivers and isolated current/voltage sensors.
Application note
Better signal integrity with isolated Delta-Sigma modulators in motor drives
High-performance servo control is crucial to various industrial manufacturing processes which use motor drives, in applications like computer numerical control (CNC) machining, pick-and-place machines, and industrial robots.
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Featured products for power stages
AMC3306M05 ACTIVE ±50-mV input, precision current sensing reinforced isolated modulator with integrated DC/DC
ISO6760 ACTIVE General purpose, 50-Mbps, six-channel (6/0) digital isolator
ISO5852S ACTIVE 5.7kVrms, 2.5A/5A single-channel isolated gate driver w/ split output, STO & protection features

Gain precise, safe motion with timely communication

Real-time communication interfaces, such as Fast Serial Interfaces or Ethernet, are required to allow for precise and safe motion and achieve timely communication between all robot systems. Our latest multi-core processors offer the right combination of high-performance and general-purpose processing by combining real-time ARM cores and programmable real-time logic in one package. The Programmable Real-Time Unit Industrial Communication Subsystem (PRU-ICSS) supports most industrial communications protocols and is capable for gigabit speeds and Time Sensitive Networking features. 

White paper
Utilizing Sitara Processors and Microcontrollers for Industry 4.0 Servo Drives (Rev. C)
This article explores how Sitara microcontrollers (MCUs) and processors (MPUs) address servo drive market trends and new requirements of Industry 4.0 and smart factory systems.
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Application note
How to Pass IEEE Ethernet Compliance Tests
When a design fails an IEEE Ethernet compliance test, the design layout is often the suspected cause of the failure when sometimes outdated software versions cause failure. Read to learn steps of validating failure scenarios.
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Low latency vs. low, deterministic latency Ethernet in real time communications
To get the most out of your system, it is important to understand the difference between low latency and determinism. Watch learn how to minimize latency and its variation enables faster cycle times.
Featured products for industrial communication
AM2434 ACTIVE Quad-core Arm® Cortex®-R5F-based MCU with industrial communications and security up to 800 MHz
AM6442 ACTIVE Dual-core 64-bit Arm® Cortex®-A53, quad-core Cortex-R5F, PCIe, USB 3.0 and security
TMS320F28388D ACTIVE C2000™ 32-bit MCU w/ connectivity manager, 2x C28x+CLA CPU, 1.5-MB flash, FPU64, CLB, ENET, EtherCAT

Quickly achieve smooth, accurate motion

Real-time control is achieved through constant measurement of motor currents, voltages and position to precisely control the position and speed of the motor. Our real-time control processors help you achieve the right performance, precision and stability so your system is not degraded due to communication, processing and acquisition delays. Modern motor drive systems continue to increase performance requirements, which, in return, increases the requirements for real-time control. Our C2000™ MCUs and Sitara™ processors enable best-in-class motion control, cycle time and path accuracy offering the high processing capabilities required for real-time and safe robot control. 

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Decentralized multi-axis motor control
Move your real-time control closer to the action with our decentralized multi-axis servo drive architecture.
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What is “real-time control” and why do you need it?
Real-time control is the ability of a closed-loop system to gather data, process data and update the system within a defined time window. If the system misses that defined window, stability, precision and efficiency will degrade.
Technical article
How to achieve precise motion control in industrial drives
Many aspects of an industrial drive are important for precise motion control, encompassing all three foundational subsystems of real-time control designs, from sensing to processing to actuation.
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Streamline your functional safety system certification

Meet the rigorous requirements of functional safety standards, such as IEC 61508, with our Functional Safety-Complaint sensors and processors for simple, safe and affordable solutions. We offer functional safety-certified engineers, available documentation and resources, such as functional safety Failures In Time (FIT) rate, Failure modes, effects and diagnostic analysis (FMEDA), safety certificates and software diagnostics libraries, to help you streamline the certification process. 

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White paper
Optimizing functional safety for industrial robots
This white paper describes functional safety for processors in industrial robots and explores some options to enable functional safety.
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Functional safety information
Design Smaller Safe Torque Off (STO) Systems Using 3-Phase Smart Gate Drivers
Learn about our 3-phase smart gate drivers, released as Functional Safety Quality-Managed devices for your next Safe-Torque-Off (STO) system design.
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Video series
Functional safety at TI
Meet the rigorous requirements of functional safety standards, such as ISO 13849 and IEC 61508 with our analog and embedded processing products. Streamline your functional safety system certification with help from our experts.

Build cost-optimized embedded systems

We offer a broad range of efficient edge-computing performance with the system-on-chip (SoC) architecture of our highly-integrated Arm®-based processors and digital signal processors. With integrated hardware accelerators, analog and connectivity, our devices allow you to meet functional safety and security requirements. Our development platforms, including hardware, open-source software and tools, help you accelerate your time to market.

White paper
Designing an Efficient Edge AI System with Highly Integrated Processors (Rev. A)
This white paper explains the requirements for building an efficient edge artificial intelligence (AI) system and how the TI TDA4 processor family can help optimize performance due to a heterogenous architecture.
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TDA4VM processor starter kit for Edge AI vision systems
Bring smart cameras, robots and intelligent machines to life with the TDA4VM processor starter kit. With a fast setup process and an assortment of foundational demos and tutorials.
Featured products for Edge AI
TDA4VM ACTIVE Dual Arm® Cortex®-A72 SoC and C7x DSP with deep-learning, vision and multimedia accelerators
DRA821U ACTIVE Dual Arm Cortex-A72, quad Cortex-R5F, 4-port Ethernet switch, and a PCIe controller
NEW AM625SIP ACTIVE General purpose system in package with Arm® Cortex®-A53 and integrated LPDDR4

Design & development resources

Reference design
TÜV SÜD-assessed safe torque off (STO) reference design for industrial drives (IEC 61800-5-2)
This reference design outlines a safe torque off (STO) subsystem for a three-phase inverter with CMOS input isolated IGBT gate drivers. The STO subsystem employs a dual-channel architecture (1oo2) with a hardware fault tolerance of 1 (HFT=1). It is implemented following a de-energize trip concept. (...)
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EMI/EMC Compliant Industrial Temp Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet PHY Reference Design

This design allows for performance evaluation of two industrial grade DP83867IR Gigabit Ethernet PHYs and Sitara™ host processors with integrated Ethernet MAC and Switch. It was developed to meet industrial requirements for EMI and EMC. The application firmware implements a driver for the (...)

Reference design
48V/16A small form factor three-phase GaN inverter reference design for integrated motor drives

This reference design demonstrates a high-power density 12V to 60V 3-phase power stage using three LMG2100R044 100V, 35A GaN half-bridges with integrated GaN FETs, driver and bootstrap diode specifically for motor-integrated servo drives and robotics applications.  
Accurate phase-current sensing (...)

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