Sitara as a Smart Servo Drive Training Series

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. This created a rapid jump in performance requirements and has caused manufacturers to start looking at higher performance processors, like Sitara, for their next generation drives. This session will explore this trend toward Sitara-based designs and introduce some Smart Servo system concepts with the AM6x.

1. Sitara as a Smart Servo Drive

In this section we will cover emerging trends, discuss Industrial Communication requirements, and dig into the control piece of the system all in the context of Smart Servo Drives enabled by Sitara Processors.

# Title Duration
1.1 Sitara as a Smart Servo: Trends in the Servo Market
In this video we will cover emerging trends in the market for Smart Servo Drives.
1.2 Sitara as a Smart Servo: Industrial Communications
This video will cover Industrial Communication for Smart Servo Drives.
1.3 Sitara as a Smart Servo: System Partitioning and Block Diagrams
In this video we will cover common system partitioning as well as suggested block diagrams for Smart Servo Drives.
1.4 Demonstrating the Single-chip Motor-control Application on the AM437x Industrial Development Kit (IDK)
This video demonstrates the Single-chip Motor-control Application on the AM437x Industrial Development Kit (IDK).
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