Engineering smarter factory automation & control designs
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Design intelligent, flexible and efficient factory automation applications that save energy and extend system life. From industrial communications to robotics to meeting functional safety standards such as IEC 61508, our strong portfolio of embedded and analog products, system expertise and technical resources support you in engineering smart factory applications.
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Unlock seamless connectivity and scalability in your design
Many modern systems now come with communication interfaces to enhance the overall connectivity of a system design but can also result in new challenges for design engineers. We support a wide range of industrial communication standards – from serial interfaces (IO-Link, CAN, RS-485) to industrial Ethernet and new technologies such as time-sensitive networks (TSN) and single-pair Ethernet (SPE). This support enables designers to have advanced connectivity and scalability to meet the needs of current industry trends.
Greater factory connectivity and control has become more important than ever. Optimizing overall factory communication is necessary to meet the variety of requirements from systems of all sizes.
Streamline your functional safety system certification
Factory floors require monitoring and diagnostics to decrease the probability of a dangerous fault that can lead to hazardous events. We are helping achieve functional safety certification by building customer trust with expertly engineered products to meet industry standards such as IEC 61508, ISO 13849, IEC 61800 and IEC 60730.
Functional safety design takes rigor, documentation and time to get it right. This paper explains how our approach provides you with the resources needed to streamline your functional safety designs.
Engineering technology to help create next-generation robotics
Designers are facing the challenge of adding more safety features, sensors, higher throughput and higher processing integration in robotic designs all while meeting power demands. We help meet these demands with technology featuring precise motor control, robust real-time communication and advanced sensing capabilities.
Delivering ingredients for greater flexibility and productivity in factory automation designs
Design what’s next in industrial sensing, control, communications, functional safety and power management. Our innovative analog and embedded processing products, system expertise and easy-to-use design tools help you deliver the digitalization of systems to enable smarter, safer, more efficient factories.
Leading industrial Ethernet organizations are adopting TSN technology. Learn how our Sitara® processors can support the transition from 100-Mb to 1-Gb industrial Ethernet.