Accelerating Intelligent Automation

Intel® FPGA and SoC industrial automation solutions enable industrial system designers to reduce costs and time-to-market significantly for factory automation system designs. Solutions include:

  • Programmable logic controllers (PLC) enabled with secure cloud connectivity
  • Differentiated motor drives with Intel® SoC-based drive-on-a-chip and low-cost Intel® MAX® 10 FPGA-based motor-controls
  • Versatile, flexible multi-protocol industrial networking on a single-chip

Intel® TÜV-qualified safety package simplifies and speeds up the IEC61508 SIL 3 certification process. Intel® provides the first-and only-complete FPGA safety package including tools, tool flows, devices, and reliability data.

Intel® Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) solutions for Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 encompass single-chip high-end PLC implementations enabled with secure enterprise cloud connectivity and Human Machine Interface (HMI).  Intel® PLC-on-a-Chip solutions support full touch-screen HMI, Enterprise applications integration over OPC-UA and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption in hardware, with up to 4X performance improvement over processor based encryption, enabling significantly better bandwidth utilization for secure M2M and Enterprise communications.  more>>

Intel® Motor-Control solutions suite comprises reference designs, software libraries, intellectual property (IP) cores, and a portfolio of motor control hardware platforms and power boards supporting the development of complete single and multi-axis motor control systems in a single FPGA. From Drive-on-a-Chip reference designs to companion chip enhancement solutions like vibration suppression and encoder interfaces, Intel® motor control solutions enable you to differentiate your drive offerings, using flexible SoC design methodologies. From C/C++ or Simulink models and using model-based and software-based tool flows from Intel® and MathWorks, you can directly partition designs across embedded ARM Cortex-A9 processors and FPGA fabric in Intel® SoC devices.   more>>

Leveraging Intel® Industrial Networking solutions comprising multiple Real-Time Industrial Ethernet protocols implemented in a single flexible Intel® FPGA you can obtain an out-of-the-box solution with no up-front license fees, no per-unit royalty reporting, and no protracted negotiations. You have the flexibility to incorporate multiple Industrial Ethernet using communications bridges, a communications peripheral, or by implementing a full system on an Intel® FPGA, or, alternatively, single protocols if that is what your solution-needs call for. Available protocols include EtherCAT, Ethernet/IP, Ethernet PowerLink, Modbus TCP/IP, PROFIBUS, PROFINET RT and PROFINET IRT. High Availability Seamless Redundancy and Peripheral Redundancy Protocol (HSR/PRP) solutions are supported as well.   more>>

Intel® Functional Safety solutions enable you to  simplify and speed up your safety certification process. Intel® worked closely with TÜV Rheinland, to gain approval for IEC61508 SIL Level 3, making Intel® the first and only FPGA supplier offering a complete safety package across tools, tool-flows, devices and reliability data. Intel® functional safety solution package offers certified IEC61508 tool-flow mapped to FPGA specific V-flow, safety separation design partitioning,  safety Reference Board, providing board and design examples for implementing SIL3 safety systems, FMEDA, providing comprehensive and detailed IEC61508 specific failure rate calculations, simplifying generation of certification data and diagnostic IP with IEC61508 standard documentation and source code to monitor the integrity of your design.   more>>