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.
TI’s AM6x Sitara processor family, along with the Processor SDK, brings unparalleled scalability, reliability, integration, and ease-of-use to the Sitara product line. The new, highly-integrated Sitara AM6x 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 and grid infrastructure.
TI's Building Blocks for PRU Development online training includes an overview of the PRU subsystem, device and IO integration, application design, and programming model.
TI provides software and tools for developing PRU applications on supported TI processors. Tools for PRU Development includes information on how to get started debugging the PRU using Code Composer Studio (CCS), how to rebuild PRU firmware on the target board, as well as tips and tricks for using the PRU C/C++ Compiler, including recommendations and things to avoid when using loops, links, registers, arguments, and constant tables.