Crossover MCU Provides Real-Time Monitoring for IIoT

Jan. 12, 2023
NXP Semiconductors’ Jeff Steinheider demonstrates the company’s i.MX RT1170 and RT1180 models.

At CES, NXP showcased an industrial drive reference platform using its i.MX RT1170 crossover MCU, which was controlling three motors on a claw machine. The MCU communicated with the drive platform via a TSN network, and real-time voltage, positioning and location can be viewed. In addition, the platform uploaded information to a cloud-based digital twin.

Also on display was NXP’s RT1180, which has a full integrated TSN switch and can provide deterministic communication, ensuring that important real-time communication gets priority through the Ethernet switch while still allowing users to do IIoT communication software upgrades.

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