Machine vision

Design smart and efficient machine vision applications with our analog and embedded processing products

Our end-equipment reference designs and integrated components enable you to easily and quickly build machine vision applications. Integrate multipurpose processors with artificial intelligence (AI) accelerators and high-speed communication interfaces such as Gigabit Ethernet, single-pair Ethernet, USB 3.0 and Power over Ethernet.

Why choose TI for your machine vision designs?

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Energy efficiency

Reduce system power, latency and cost with deep learning and vision accelerators that enable industry-leading energy efficiency.

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Large-scale data processing

Enhance data processing for video streaming and machine vision, with our dedicated solutions that quickly and reliably process large amounts of data in multi-core processors and accelerators.

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Sensor fusion in any environment

Enable a safer and improved machine vision experience with advanced sensing technologies for camera and radar sensing.

Engineering advanced machine vision designs

Advancing intelligence at the edge using one platform for single- and multicamera systems

Our vision processors enable you to execute facial recognition, object detection, pose estimation and other artificial intelligence (AI) features in real time using the same software. With scalable performance for as many as 12 cameras, you can build smart security cameras, autonomous mobile robots and everything in between. You will be equipped with low-power vision, energy-efficient automation and high-performance autonomy. To start testing, find free evaluation development tools such as TI Edge AI Studio, industry-standard application programming interfaces, and frameworks.

White paper
Advanced AI Vision Processing Using AM69A for Smart Camera Applications
The AM69A processor is a high-end edge artificial intelligence (AI) device for industrial applications, where multiple camera inputs are processed for high-performance analytics at low power and low latency.
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Application note
Vision AI-Based Defect Detection on AM62A Using TI Edge AI Studio
This document describes the complete process of building a defect detection application starting from data collection, deep learning model selection, model training and model deployment using our Edge AI Studio tools.
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Technical article
How are sensors and processors creating more intelligent and autonomous robots?
While sensor fusion helps robots to be more accurate, using AI at the edge can help make robots intelligent. AI at the edge into can help enable robots to intelligently perceive, make decisions and perform actions.
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Featured products for edge AI
NEW AM62A7 ACTIVE 2 TOPS vision SoC with RGB-IR ISP for 1-2 cameras, low-power systems, machine vision, robotics
AM68A ACTIVE 8 TOPS vision SoC for 1-8 cameras, machine vision, smart traffic, retail automation
AM69A PREVIEW 32 TOPS vision SoC for 1-12 cameras, Autonomous Mobile Robots, Machine Vision, Mobile DVR, AI-BOX

Simplify machine vision and PLC communication

Industrial Ethernet interfaces with Power over Ethernet enable precise and reliable communication between machine vision devices to programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and Ethernet gateways. High-speed video SerDes over V3Link simultaneously transmits high-speed video, power, bidirectional clocking, control and more over a single wire, enabling the use of a slimmer microcoaxial cable.

Technical article
How to transfer high-resolution video data over a single wire in machine vision-ba
From medical imaging applications to machine vision cameras, edge AI is driving the need for real-time video capture, transfer and analysis. V3Link SerDes ICs help engineers meet these needs. Read more.
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Application brief
Choosing PoE PSE System Software Solutions
System designs may be configured to support different features, optimize size and BOM, or offer more control. Read about three different Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) system software solutions outlined in this brief. 
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Featured products for industrial communication
DP83867E ACTIVE Extended temperature, robust low-latency gigabit Ethernet PHY transceiver with SGMII
TPS23758 ACTIVE IEEE 802.3at PoE PD with no-opto sync flyback DC-DC controller
DP83TC812R-Q1 ACTIVE TC-10 compliant 100BASE-T1 automotive Ethernet PHY with RGMII

Sensing technologies for accurate and reliable machine vision

Leverage our portfolio of highly accurate sensors with quick response times to capture necessary information, enabling real-time control and autonomy in a wide range of applications.

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High accuracy 3D scanning using Texas Instruments DLP® technology for structured (Rev. A)
DLP technology is ideal for 3D scanning and machine vision solutions due to its tremendous versatility to customize patterns at very high speeds and its ability to pair with multiple light sources and wavelengths. Read more.
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Technical article
Achieving accuracy in bin picking with TI DLP® technology-powered structured light
DLP technology provides a high speed pattern projection capability through a micro-mirrors matrix assembled on top of a semiconductor chip know as a digital micro-mirror device (DMD). Read more.
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Featured products for sensing
DRV2901 ACTIVE Single-channel PWM-input piezo transducer driver for ultrasonic cleaning with wide supply voltage
ULC1001 ACTIVE Configurable DSP for ultrasonic lens cleaning with current and voltage sensing and PWM output
DLP500YX ACTIVE DLP® 0.50-inch, 2048x1200 array, S410 digital micromirror device (DMD)

Streamline your functional safety system certification

TI Functional Safety-Compliant components help you meet rigorous functional safety standards such as International Electrotechnical Commission 61508 and International Organization for Standardization 13849. Streamline your certification process by relying on our engineers' expertise; documentation resources such as failure-in-time rate and failure modes, effects and diagnostic analysis; safety certificates; and software diagnostics libraries.

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Functional safety information
Streamlining Functional Safety Certification in Automotive and Industrial
Whether you're designing for the factory floor or the highway, this white paper explains how we approach designing integrated circuits (ICs) and provides the resources to help you streamline your functional safety designs.
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White paper
Understanding Functional Safety FIT Base Failure Rate Estimates per IEC 62380 and SN 29500 (Rev. A)
Achieving functional safety compliance requires the addressing of both systematic and random hardware failures. Read about two techniques for estimating the base failure rate required to calculate quantitative random hardware.
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Functional safety at TI
This video gives an overview of functional safety at TI, showcasing TI's history in functional safety and detailing the documentation available to aide your design.
Featured products for functional safety
AM6442 ACTIVE Dual-core 64-bit Arm® Cortex®-A53, quad-core Cortex-R5F, PCIe, USB 3.0 and security
TPS65219 ACTIVE Integrated power management (PMIC) for Arm® Cortex®- A53 processors and FPGAs
TPS2662 ACTIVE 4.5-V to 60-V, 478mΩ, 0.025-0.88A eFuse with integrated input and output reverse polarity protection

Design & development resources

Evaluation board
AM62x Starter Kit EVM with PMIC

The SK-AM62B-P1 starter kit (SK) evaluation module (EVM) is a stand-alone test and development platform built around the AM62x system-on-a-chip (SoC). AM62x processors are comprised of a quad-core 64-bit Arm®-Cortex®-A53 microprocessor and single-core Arm Cortex-M4F MCU.

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GUI for evaluation module (EVM)
Altia® GUI development software for AM62x Sitara™ processors

Altia specializes in graphical user interface (GUI) development software and services for production-embedded displays. Designed into over 100-million devices worldwide, Altia is used by companies in the automotive, medical, consumer electronics and industrial device industries for getting (...)

Calculation tool
AM62x power-estimation tool (PET)

The AM62x power-estimation tool (PET) spreadsheet allows the user to calculate power consumption estimates based on measured and simulated data. Estimates are provided as is and are not ensured within a specified precision. Power consumption depends on electrical parameters, silicon process (...)

Reference designs related to Machine vision

Use our reference design selection tool to find designs that best match your application and parameters.

Technical resources

White paper
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Enabling Low Power Embedded Systems With AM62x Processors
This paper presents novel features and techniques developed on the AM62x processors - a next-generation Sitara MPU device from Texas Instruments.
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Technical article
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Three key considerations for the next generation of HMI (Rev. A)
In this technical article, learn about emerging trends and requirements for next generation HMI applications.
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White paper
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Time Sensitive Networking for Industrial Automation (Rev. C)
Drive the economy forward using hard real-time, deterministic communication links with better reliability.
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