Sitara™ as a Smart Servo drive
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.