Industrial robots system solutions for Industry 4.0
Power, sensing & connectivity for the future of advanced & digital manufacturing
Industrial robots have become increasingly prevalent in industrial environments. You can find them in diverse industries ranging from welding robots in the automotive sector to warehouses to optimize logistics. There are several motivations for the manufacturing industry to consider industrial robots: Production cost is a rising factor while prices for robots keep falling. Production quality and precisely repeatable processes are essential, and dirty and dangerous actions are made for industrial robots to relieve human workers from working in these environments. The main building blocks of industrial robots are,
- the controller that allows for controlling the robot’s components and enabling the monitoring of its environment,
- the manipulator (e.g., robot’s arm) that operates on actual objects and
- sensors providing information to the controller on position, speed, but also the surrounding environment.
Components of industrial robots
Infineon’s components and system solutions are well suited for industrial robots as a whole. Power electronic components, such as IGBTs and CoolSIC™ MOSFETs, including fitting EiceDRIVER™ gate driver solutions across various power ranges, support a wide range of robotic payloads. CoolMOS™ and CoolSIC™ MOSFETs, and auxiliary power supply solutions such as CoolSET™ enable power management. PSoC® microcontrollers, with their wide range of functionality, are applicable for system control and are also equipped with peripherals to enable connectivity via CAN, USB, or Wi-Fi based on the AIROC™ Wi-Fi & Combos offering. They are also well suited to interface with XENSIV™ sensors to sense the robot’s surroundings. Our range of external memory solutions for code storage and data logging enables the highest reliability, performance, and safety standards. Finally, responding to a growing focus on security, Infineon offers OPTIGA™ Trust hardware security solutions based on a high-end security controller optimized for connected devices. It provides highly flexible, high-performance, secured access to the cloud.
Legacy Cypress support tools
ModusToolbox™ provides native support for AIROC™ Wi-Fi, a full network stack, and built-in support for leading cloud platforms. It also includes software and tools for applications such as embedded sense and control and wireless connectivity.
The SEMPER™ Solution Development Kit (SDK) makes it easy to integrate SEMPER™ Secure NOR Flash by providing production-grade host drivers, hardware abstraction layers, and several code examples and flash-memory models to reduce the learning curve. Register for the Early Access Program to request an SDK.