To help explore infinite design possibilities with TI Sitara™ ARM® Processors, Texas Instruments has created the Sitara ARM Processors Boot Camp. This modular training series for TI’s Sitara ARM Processors is based on the latest development kits from TI and provides in-depth technical discussion and hands-on exercises for all aspects of the solution; from architecture to peripherals to software and development environments.
How many times have you said, “I would like to prototype an idea with TI silicon but I can not get software resources" or “I don’t know how to prototype/program.”
This training shows you how to get started prototyping on TI solutions with minimal or no programming, including the following tasks:
The Programmable Real-Time Unit and Industrial Communications Subsystem (PRU-ICSS / PRU-ICSSG) is a small processor that is tightly integrated with an IO subsystem, offering low-latency control of IO pins on TI’s SoC devices including the AM335x, AM437x, AM57x, and AM65x Sitara Processors. The PRU-ICSS / PRU-ICSSG is customer-programmable and can be used to implement simple and flexible control functions, peripherals, and state machines that directly access IO pins of the device, as well as can communicate with the application cores.
Although motor drives have been around for many years, trends in Industry 4.0 such as TSN, industrial IoT, and functional safety are revolutionizing the role a drive takes in the Smart Factory. Where typically its main function was to drive a motor, a servo drive now must include other features to conform with the needs of Industry 4.0. This paired with the rapid growth of the robotics market has created a need for Smart Servo drives with multi-axis capabilities.
In this training series, we demonstrate how to use the PRU-ICSS subsystem on a Sitara processor to interface between multiple SAR ADCs using SPI.