Texas Instruments Incorporated (www.ti.com) is proud to announce the launch of its all-new AM1810 Sitara ARM microprocessor (MPU) – a new single-chip ARM9 solution with an embedded PROFIBUS interface – the most popular fieldbus used for communications among factory automation equipment.
This embedded, low-power tool removes the need for an external ASIC, FPGA or PROFIBUS, which saves development cost and time while enhancing system performance. The AM1810 Sitara ARM MPU offers ample performance to support industrial applications implementation, whether or not these applications require a PROFIBUS. Industrial applications best suited for the AM1810 Sitara ARM MPU include a human machine interface (HMI) or programmable logic controller (PLC).
Texas Instruments also announced that it joined the PROFIBUS International, affirming its commitment to the industrial market by delivering an integrated and certified solution to improve costs and help make development easier for industrial designers.
Compared to other multi-chip solutions on the market, the AM1810 Sitara ARM MPU directly connects the PROFIBUS interface to the RS-485 transceiver, doing away with the need for a FPGA or ASIC.
“In the industrial space, the PROFIBUS standard is synonymous with reliable networking, and with this certification, TI is giving a higher assurance that our product is a quality alternative to existing solutions,” said Ram Sathappan, industrial end equipments manager of Texas Instruments Inc. “We are very excited to be a member of PI and introduce our certified AM1810 Sitara ARM MPU PROFIBUS solution to the industrial market. Our aim is to help our customers reduce BOM costs, PCB space and design time. We are confident that TI’s one chip solution, the AM1810 Sitara ARM MPU with PROFIBUS, will do just that.”