Factory automation & control

Design smart and efficient factory automation applications to save energy and extend system life with our analog and embedded processing products and expertise

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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Develop the most sophisticated robots of tomorrow with our analog and embedded products and expertise

Design smarter and safer automated guided vehicles and autonomous mobile robots with our sensing, high-speed perception and real-time control products

Why choose TI for factory automation & control?

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Increase power efficiency 

Our innovative process and package technology enables you to design the smallest, most efficient and best-in-class power system solutions.

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Designed to scale

We offer a wide variety of devices enabling multiple protocols, from field to management level, for industrial communications.

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Accelerate time to market

Our large selection of reference designs and development tools enables you to develop the solution of tomorrow.

Engineering smarter, more automated factory systems

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.

E-book
E-book: An engineer’s guide to industrial robot designs
Your complete compendium of technical documentation on robotic system designs, focusing on collaborative robots (cobots) and factory robots.
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Video
Decentralized motor control demo for AGV/AMR designs
Start prototyping quicker while achieving seamless robot navigation movement. Our demo, featuring the AGV/AMR robot sub-systems motor drive and robot controller, will explain how.

Unlock seamless connectivity and scalability

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 (10/100/1000 Mbit and multi-protocol industrial Ethernet like EtherCAT, PROFINET, Ethernet/IP, and others) and new technologies such as time-sensitive networks (TSN) and single-pair Ethernet (SPE). This support enables design engineers to have advanced connectivity and scalability to meet the needs of current industry trends.

Technical article
Factory automation design made simple with multiprotocol industrial Ethernet systems
Multiprotocol industrial Ethernet systems reduce manufacturing costs in the development cycle, reducing bill-of-materials costs by requiring fabrication of only a single printed circuit board, thereby accelerating time to market.
Video series
EtherCAT® protocol: C2000™ real-time controller
Learn how to design with the EtherCAT communication peripheral on C2000 real-time controllers.
Featured products for industrial communication
NEW AM2434 ACTIVE Quad-core Arm® Cortex®-R5F-based MCU with industrial communications and security up to 800 MHz
DP83826E ACTIVE Low latency 10/100-Mbps PHY with MII interface and enhanced mode
NEW TIOL112 ACTIVE IO-Link device transceiver with low residual voltage and integrated surge protection

Streamline functional safety system certification

Factory floors require equipment with monitoring and diagnostic capabilities to reduce the probability of dangerous faults that can result in harm of humans, environment or assets. 

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 information
Streamlining Functional Safety Certification in Automotive and Industrial
Functional safety design takes rigor, documentation and time to get it right. Whether you’re designing for the factory floor or the highway, this white paper explains how to streamline your functional safety design.
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Analog Design Journal
Enabling precision delta‐sigma ADCs in functional safety applications
This article discusses analog-to-digital converter (ADC) failure modes and introduces options to address them in functionally-safe systems.
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White paper
Understanding Functional Safety FIT Base Failure Rate Estimates per IEC 623801
Systematic and random hardware failures need to be addressed to achieve functional safety compliance. Learn about two techniques for estimating the base failure rate (BFR) required to calculate quantitative random hardware.
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Featured products for functional safety
NEW AM6442 PREVIEW Dual-core 64-bit Arm® Cortex®-A53, quad-core Cortex-R5F, PCIe, USB 3.0 and security
NEW TPS37 ACTIVE 65-V window supervisor with ultra-low quiescent current and time-delay function
TPS2662 ACTIVE 4.5-V to 60-V, 478mΩ, 0.025-0.88A eFuse with integrated input and output reverse polarity protection

Featured products

NEW Precision ADCs (<=10MSPS) ADS127L11 ACTIVE 24-bit, 400-kSPS, delta-sigma ADC with easy-to-drive inputs and wideband or low-latency filters
NEW High-side switches TPS272C45 ACTIVE 36-V, 45-mΩ, 3-A, 2-ch, Industrial high-side switch with adjustable current limit
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Semiconductor technology is helping maximize productivity across a range of industrial systems, from robotics to factory automation, grid, home automation and more.

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Technical resources

Application note
Application note
Powering the AM62x with the TPS65219 PMIC
This application note can be used as a guide for integrating the TPS65219 Power Management IC (PMIC) into non-automotive systems powering the Industrial AM62x Sitara Processor.
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Faster Switching of Large Inductive Loads in Digital Output Modules
Driving inductive loads, for example, solenoids, relays or valves, is a common task for digital output modules in the field of Factory Automation. Read about how you can optimize your design for faster switching.
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Application note
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Supporting High Voltage Common Mode Using Instrumentational Amplifier
Read our application brief on how to support high-voltage common mode using instrumental amplifiers for programmable logic controllers (PLC) analog input modules. 
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Design & development resources

Reference design
High density isolated PoE and GigE reference design for machine vision cameras and vision sensors
Power over Ethernet (PoE) offers an easy and reliable solution to combine power and data in one cable with high data rate and long reach. This combination makes PoE ideal for small devices such as machine vision cameras and vision sensors. This reference design implements a complete PoE powered (...)
Reference design
TUV-assessed digital input reference design for IEC 61508 (SIL-2)
This 8-channel, group-isolated, digital input module reference design, focuses on applications with the need for industrial functional safety. This design has diagnostics implemented to help detect both permanent and transient random hardware faults. The concept of this input module has been (...)
Evaluation board
AM243x LaunchPad™ development kit for Arm® Cortex®-R5F-based MCUs

LP-AM243 is a development board for Sitara™ high performance microcontrollers from the AM243x series.-This board is ideal for initial evaluation and prototyping as it provides a standardized and easy-to-use platform to develop your next application. The LP-AM243 is equipped with a (...)

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