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Xilinx to showcase innovations for industrial IoT solutions at SPS IPC Drives

Semiconductor company Xilinx is to showcase its latest solutions for factory automation, smart grid and robotics applications at SPS IPC Drives 2017.

More specifically, XIlinx says it provides scalable and comprehensive “all-programmable” industrial internet of things platforms from edge to cloud. 

Highlights of its SPS IPC showcase include:

  • advancements in time-sensitive networking for Industrie 4.0;
  • machine learning;
  • cybersecurity;
  • functional safety; and
  • motor control.

All the above are on Xilinx’s “all-programmable” system-on-chip and multiprocessor system-on-chip-based solutions.

Xilinx will be at stand #266 in Hall 6, at SPS IPC. Among the exhibits are the following:

All-programmable industrial control system featuring Xilinx edge-to-cloud solution stack

Xilinx claims it will show the industry’s first and only IEC 62443-compliant and complete device-to-cloud cybersecurity solution in Xilinx’s fully functional Industrie 4.0 showcase that features TSN, OPC UA, DDS and an IEC 61131 compliant PLC runtime.

This solution is ideal to reduce BOM cost by 40 percent with All Programmable Zynq-7000 SoC and Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC devices compared with a multi-chip design.

Proven SIL 3 Architecture with On-Chip Redundancy

Xilinx’s Vivado Design Suite and the safety concept using Zynq-7000 were assessed by TÜV Rheinland.

The company says on-chip redundancy and innovative design flows enable system cost reduction by 40 percent or more while saving up to two years designing a safety architecture, documenting, and certifying against IEC 61508, SIL 3 and HFT=1.

High performance embedded motor control development with Xilinx’s proprietary software defined system-on-chip, or SDSoC, design environment 

The company says this enables you to accelerate software defined functions in Xilinx Programmable Logic with a click of a button.

Up to 100x performance advantage compared with standard processors.

Also includes “groundbreaking” Eclipse-based system optimization with a high-performance motor control example in this hands-on station.

Python-based edge analytics

Xilinx says the Python-based development is a “disruptive improvement” in time-to-market for embedded applications.

Witness the simplicity of using the PYNQ Environment for low latency, real-time Analytics at the IIoT Edge such as sensor fusion, digital twin, and other capabilities that take advantage of efficient hardware offloading featured in Zynq-7000 SoC and Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC devices.

Powered by Xilinx

Xilinx says its Zynq-7000 SoC is the heart of advanced IIoT products today. Xilinx will present new products from the companies Kollmorgen and Relyum at SPS IPC Drives.

The “tremendous integration” enabled by the “All Programmable” SoC boosts control performance, encompasses safety, and provides a wide range of networking interfaces, says Xilinx.

Accelerated prototyping with broad range of boards and kits

The Xilinx display includes released development boards for Xilinx FPGAs and SoCs.

Among the highlights, Trenz introduces the brand new Zynq-7000 Electric Drives Demonstration Platform (EDDP).

These boards are supported by Xilinx Design Flows and Board Support Packages making them ideal for fast prototyping. Partner IP solutions “guarantee fast success”, says the company.

Xilinx conference presentation – Machine Vision Pavilion – hall 3A, stand #151

Embedded Vision: Accelerating Machine Vision applications with an Acceleration Stack. Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 14.00 – 14.30 pm

Xilinx says the presentation will summarize the compelling benefits of responsiveness and flexibility derived from All Programmable technology in embedded vision applications.

It will also describe the new “reVision” acceleration stack which enables software-defined programming using popular frameworks and libraries, putting those benefits in the hands of all embedded vision designers without requiring them to have access to hardware designers.