FPGA stack and IP targets Industrial Automation and predictive maintenance

May 11, 2021 // By Nick Flaherty
FPGA stack and IP targets Industrial Automation and predictive maintenance
An embedded software stack and IP from Lattice Semiconductor provides low power, secure connectivity for factory automation and industrial robotics

Lattice Semiconductor has launched a software tools, industrial IP cores, modular hardware development boards, and software-programmable reference designs for industrial automation designs

Lattice Automate is intended to simplify and accelerate implementation of applications like robotics, scalable multi-channel motor control with predictive maintenance and real-time industrial networking.

“In order for automated industrial systems to provide the productivity and safety benefits businesses want, they must support features like low power operation, low data latency, high availability, and real-time processing,” said Mark Hoopes, Director of Industrial Segment Marketing, Lattice. “The Automate solution stack offers a quick and easy way for developers to create industrial systems that leverage these features to support emerging technologies like predictive maintenance.”

The Automate stack offers reference designs and software tools for the rapid development of popular industrial applications, including predictive maintenance that minimizes machine downtime by monitoring multiple motors in a system. It also includes scalable motor control with a GUI-based user interface for system monitoring and control and embedded real time networking protocols running on its Nexus FPGA as the central controller with a secure root of trust.

The stack supports the Lattice Propel design tool for simplifying development of industrial automation systems with software/hardware co-processing using an embedded RISC-V processor.

www.latticesemi.com/Automate

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