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Multiprotocol gigabit TSN-enabled processors serve Industry 4.0

Stephen Law   

Automation / Robotics Electronics Semiconductors industrial-grade industrial-grade Industry 4.0 Industry 4.0 multiprotocol multiprotocol Processor processor

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS Sitara AM6x multiprotocol gigabit (Gb) time-sensitive networking (TSN)-enabled processor family provides industrial-grade reliability, with quad and dual Arm Cortex-A53 core variants built to meet the rapidly evolving needs of Industry 4.0 in factory automation, motor drives and grid infrastructure. By supporting gigabit throughput rates for TSN standards and other industrial protocols in a specific subsystem, devices are built for the convergence of both Ethernet and real-time data traffic on a single network. This capability is critical for real-time communication in Industry 4.0 applications and enables software-reconfigurable cyber physical systems in factories. The inclusion of an on-chip isolated dual-core microcontroller (MCU) subsystem enables designers to use AM6x processors to create more dependable and functional safety-certifiable products, while reducing overall system-level complexity for applications including programmable logic controllers (PLC) and multi-axis motor drives.


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