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The smart factory thinks & steers

The smart factory thinks & steers

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The smart factory thinks & steers

Smart usage of data and ubiquitous, reliable connections

To make smart production at all possible, existing systems, machines, robotic arms, etc. must be networked to collect data. This is possible with robust connectivity and industrial sensors.

Networking systems with each other

  1. Wired communication
    In the smart factory of the future, sensors, machines, devices and IT systems interact with each other. To do this, they must exchange a wide range of data and information. Wired communication still dominates the connectivity of different hierarchy levels within the connected factory. Whether it is the connection of sensors, actuators, motors and drives to an industrial control system or high-level communication to or from a cloud via Ethernet or proprietary fieldbus systems, a secure, robust and reliable exchange of information is required, partly based on real-time properties. From transceivers, PHYs, peripherals on microcontrollers to standalone communication controllers, Infineon offers a range of wired communication devices supporting different protocols and communication standards. In terms of data security and integrity, Infineon's high-security microcontrollers based on leading hardware-based security are the right choice.
  2. Wireless communication
    With mobile robots, automated guided vehicles and other mobile devices becoming more widespread – in particular on the factory floor -, wireless information and command exchange approaches are increasing its market share. As a leading wireless controller and RF chip maker with strong focus on system understanding, Infineon provides WiFi, Bluetooth and corresponding RF solutions to support customers into taking their devices to the next level of digitalization.  


Integrated solutions for factory sensors

In today’s high-tech factories, the sensors integrated in the machines or systems provide data on their current status and record variables such as position, speed, torque, temperature, utilization, humidity or pressure. These industrial sensors play an integral role in processing systems’ precision and reliability. But the sensors must be durable enough to perform in an industrial environment – and small enough for the very limited space on an integrated printed circuit board (PCB). For high-quality industrial sensors, have a look at Infineon's offering. 





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