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Building smarter, safer robotics
Our dedicated engineering expertise in robotic applications, combined with the right product selection for any robot design type, can help you accelerate the design process. From Arm®-based application processors and TI mmWave radar sensors to industrial communications and on-demand functional safety data and documents, we can help you bring your design to life. 

Featured applications

Develop the most sophisticated robots of tomorrow with our analog and embedded products and expertise

Design smarter and safer automated guided vehicles and autonomous mobile robots with our sensing, high-speed perception and real-time control products

Why choose TI for your next robotics design?


Simplify functional safety certification

Build reliable and safe robotic systems with devices that can help you comply with functional safety standards such as International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 13482 and ISO 10218-1.


Enhance smart robot features

Our scalable portfolio of Arm®-based application processors enable you to build low-power, cost-optimized computing systems for robots – without compromising real-time control performance.


Precise sensing for robot accuracy

Design perceptive and power-efficient robots using our processor ICs with dedicated vision hardware, deep learning accelerators and digital signal processing cores that perform at low power.

Engineering the next generation of robotics

Build precise, safe and power-efficient motor-control systems

Choose the best power and size configurations for your robot designs with our motor-control solutions. Our broad product portfolio can help you design with the precision and efficiency your application requires.

  • Precise, time-sensitive real-time communications between host and client by using microcontroller (MCU)-integrated industrial protocols such as Profinet and EtherCAT.
  • Accurate response times with our ultra-low-latency, real-time MCUs, designed for efficiency.
  • Efficient and power-dense drive stages to deliver a range of power levels with our gate drivers.
  • Increased reliability and control accuracy with our voltage, current and position sensor solutions.
White paper
Simplifying Robotics Motor Drive Safety Assessments
Using a motor drive for an autonomous mobile robot (AMR) as an example, the document describes the aspects to consider to select the right devices, meeting the safety requirements and reducing the overall bill of materials 
Technical article
How motor drive innovations are helping solve robotic movement design challenges
Learn how to use motors to achieve precise, fast and powerful motions in your robot design.
Application note
Better signal integrity with isolated Delta-Sigma modulators in motor drives
This application note discusses the best practices for clock and data line routing and termination when using isolated delta-sigma modulators.
Featured products for motor control
DRV8353F ACTIVE 102-V max 3-phase Functional Safety Quality-Managed smart gate driver with 3x CSA
AMC1306M05 ACTIVE ±50-mV input, precision current sensing reinforced isolated modulator
TMS320F28388D ACTIVE C2000™ 32-bit MCU w/ connectivity manager, 2x C28x+CLA CPU, 1.5-MB flash, FPU64, CLB, ENET, EtherCAT

Design smart, affordable and functionally safe processing systems

Build smart and secure robots, without compromising real-time control performance, for fast and responsive closed-loop systems. Our portfolio of Arm®-based application processors enable low-power, small-form-factor and cost-optimized robot computing systems.

  • Choose from different multicore options for high-performance parallel processing and standardized communication interfaces to ensure simple integration with our fast, accurate and reliable motion-control solutions.
  • Reduce system complexity, size, weight and cost with highly integrated single-chip solutions, supported by dedicated hardware accelerators for vision and artificial intelligence.
  • Use our open-source software tools, system-on-modules and ecosystem to realize fast time to market.
Robot navigation using SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) on TDA4x processors
In this demo, together with Ignitarium and Kudan, we demonstrate autonomous robot navigation using SLAM and ROS on TDA4x processors.
Functional safety information
Jacinto Functional Safety Enablers (Rev. A)
Leverage our functional safety diagnostic software library, compiler qualification kits, third party operating systems and development tools, and functional safety documentation to help your system-level certification efforts.
Edge AI robotics academy
Get started with embedded edge AI and robotics technology fundamentals including code examples for various robotics demos.

Create safe, precise, perceptive and power-efficient robotics designs for every environment

Our scalable sensor and processor technology with available functional safety documentation enable smaller form factor, including 3D perception, vision and navigation features.

  • Explore TI mmWave radar sensor devices with unprecedented accuracy and resolution, improving performance and integration with lower power consumption.
  • Our processing portfolio offers dedicated hardware for vision, deep learning accelerators and digital signal processing cores that deliver performance at low power with one software development kit.
  • Meet your accuracy, resolution, and latency system goals with our position, proximity and environmental sensing solutions.
Application brief
Time of Flight and LIDAR - Optical Front End Design (Rev. A)
Optical ToF LIDAR systems are used in a wide variety of products and receive paths can be architected using either TDCs or ADCs. In this application report, read more about the our devices to use in these systems.
Build safe, efficient and intelligent autonomous robots with TI sensing and processing
In this webinar we will introduce how mmWave radar and Jacinto™ TDA4x processors together form a system solution to enable safer, autonomous mobile robots of today.
mmWave radar academy
Learn how our industrial mmWave sensors provide not only distance, but also relative velocities of people in the scene to trigger robot slow down or stop based on proximity and speed of approach.
Featured products for sensing
IWR6843 ACTIVE Single-chip 60-GHz to 64-GHz intelligent mmWave sensor integrating processing capability
IWRL6432 PREVIEW Single-chip low-power 57-GHz to 64-GHz industrial mmWave radar sensor
IWRL6432 PREVIEW Single-chip low-power 57-GHz to 64-GHz industrial mmWave radar sensor

Build high-integrity, precise and secure robotic systems

Migrate your robot system to new technologies and standards such as Time-Sensitive Networking and single-pair Ethernet. Our products and system-level solutions are optimized for robotics electromagnetic compatibility and electromagnetic interference requirements.

  • Supporting a wide range of industrial communication standards: single-chip multiprotocol industrial Ethernet solutions for EtherCAT, Profinet, Ethernet/IP, and others, transceivers and physical layers for 10-/100-/1,000-Mb and IO-Link, Controller Area Network and RS-485.
  • Our wireless products easily integrate with a processor host running Linux® or an MCU host running real-time operating systems. The SimpleLink™ platform for Wi-Fi® 6 enables an affordable and secure connectivity.
Application note
Industrial Communication Protocols Supported on Sitara™ Processors (Rev. D)
This application report shows the industrial communication protocols supported by each of the devices in the Sitara™ MCU+ and Sitara Arm® Cortex®-A processor portfolio, as well as where and how to get these protocols.
Industrial communications for robotics
Learn how to select the right industrial communications standard for sensors, and how to enable robots to achieve new levels of factory automation.
Technical article
Factory automation design made simple with multiprotocol industrial Ethernet syste
Learn how our programmable real-time unit-industrial communications subsystem (PRU-ICSS) can support industrial Ethernet speeds of 1,000 Mbps for field devices – especially with the new Time-Sensitive Networking protocol.
Featured products for communications
DP83826E ACTIVE Low latency 10/100-Mbps PHY with MII interface and enhanced mode
DP83TG720S-Q1 ACTIVE 1000BASE-T1 automotive Ethernet PHY with RGMII & SGMII
AM2434 ACTIVE Quad-core Arm® Cortex®-R5F-based MCU with industrial communications and security up to 800 MHz

Streamline functional safety system certification

Factory floors require equipment with monitoring and diagnostic capabilities to reduce the probability of dangerous faults that can result in harm of humans, environment or assets. 

We are helping achieve functional safety certification by building customer trust with expertly engineered products to meet industry standards such as IEC 61508, ISO 13849, IEC 61800 and IEC 60730.

Functional safety information
Design Smaller Safe Torque Off (STO) Systems Using 3-Phase Smart Gate Drivers
This article discusses the requirements of STO, the market trend, existing solutions, and the approach of the small STO design using DRV8350F and DRV8353F.
Design guide
TUEV-Assessed STO Reference Design for Industrial Drives (IEC 61800-5-2) (Rev. B)
This design guide outlines a safe torque off (STO) subsystem for a 3-phase inverter with CMOS input isolated IGBT gate drivers.
White paper
Understanding Functional Safety FIT Base Failure Rate Estimates per IEC 623801
Systematic and random hardware failures need to be addressed to achieve functional safety compliance. Learn about two techniques for estimating the base failure rate (BFR) required to calculate quantitative random hardware.
Featured products for functional safety
AM6442 ACTIVE Dual-core 64-bit Arm® Cortex®-A53, quad-core Cortex-R5F, PCIe, USB 3.0 and security
TPS37 ACTIVE 65-V window supervisor with ultra-low quiescent current and time-delay function
TPS2662 ACTIVE 4.5-V to 60-V, 478mΩ, 0.025-0.88A eFuse with integrated input and output reverse polarity protection

Design & development resources

Software development kit (SDK)
MotorControl software development kit (SDK) for C2000™ MCUs

MotorControl SDK for C2000™ microcontrollers (MCU) is a cohesive set of software infrastructure, tools, and documentation designed to minimize C2000 real-time controller based motor control system development time targeted for various three-phase motor control applications. The software (...)

Evaluation board
TDA4VM processor starter kit for edge AI vision systems

Bring smart cameras, robots and intelligent machines to life with the TDA4VM processor starter kit. With a fast setup process and an assortment of foundational demos and tutorials, you can start prototyping a vision-based application in less than an hour. The kit enables 8 trillion operations per (...)

Evaluation board
AM263x Arm®-based MCU general-purpose LaunchPad™ development kit

LP-AM263 is a cost-optimized development board for Sitara™ high-performance microcontrollers (MCUs) from the AM263x series. This board is ideal for initial evaluation and prototyping as it provides a standardized and easy-to-use platform to develop your next application.

LP-AM263 is equipped with a (...)

We've come a long way since the first industrial robot was installed more than 50 years ago. Robots have become more intelligent, more precise and more responsive to their surroundings, enabling closer collaboration with humans
– Matthias Thoma | Texas Instruments Robotics Systems Manager
07 Nov 2023 | COMPANY BLOG

Once a vision of the future, robots are helping humans become more productive, efficient and safe in almost any setting. 

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Technical resources

Technical article
Technical article
Cobots bring the future to the factory
Learn about five ways that semiconductors are transforming the next generation of cobots.
Robotics SDK
The Robotics SDK provides a robotics software development environment for TI Jacinto Processors. It also offers software building blocks and example demos that can be leveraged in robotics software development.
E-book: An engineer’s guide to industrial robot designs
Read our e-book to learn about technologies to help you build numerous types of industrial robots with precise motor control, smart sensing, processing at the edge, and real-time communications. 
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