Automata Sercos® III slave communication stack runs on TI Sitara AM335x microprocessors
The Sitara™ AM335x ARM® Cortex™-A8 microprocessors from Texas Instruments are the industry’s first low-power ARM Cortex-A8 devices to incorporate multiple industrial communication protocols such as Sercos III on a single chip.
The six pin-to-pin and software compatible devices in this generation of processors are now supported by the proven Automata Sercos III slave communication stack. Along with industrial hardware development tools, software and analog components, this device family provide a total industrial system solution. Using this solution, developers can get to market faster with their industrial automation designs, including Sercos III input/output (I/O) devices, human machine interface (HMI) and programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
For more information about tools and evaluation boards please visit the Texas Instruments Sercos III Communications Development Platform ...
Key features and benefits
- Multiple, on-chip, production-ready industrial Ethernet and fieldbus communication protocols with master and slave functionality including Sercos III - SERCON100S software compatible!
- One scalable ARM® Cortex™-A8 processor platform (275 MHz to 720 MHz) for many different industrial automation applications enables reuse with pin-to-pin and software compatible devices
- Quick and easy time to market with industrial specific reference designs, production-ready comprehensive software, including communication protocols and signal chain solution
- Supported by the proven Automata Sercos III slave communication stack.
- StarterWare™ software suite eases design with a microcontroller-like development environment without requiring an operation system (OS)
- Software frameworks for SYS/BIOS™ realtime kernel
- Broad software support for Linux, Android™, and Windows® Embedded Compact 7, in addition to a variety of third-party RTOS offerings providing design flexibility
- Fully integrated solution including other key industrial peripherals such as CAN, 2-port Gigabit Ethernet switch, USB+PHY and LPDDR1/DDR2/DDR3 reduces BOM costs