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PLC/HMI/Motion Control

Integrated PLC, HMI and Motion Control Functionality

Xilinx FPGAs and programmable SoCs enable the next generation of integrated HMIs, which employ rich Graphical User Interfaces, include PLC and motion control functionality, and can be connected to any Industrial network.

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) are the central devices on a factory floor that control functions and enable human decision-making.

PLCs and HMIs are evolving orthogonally in size today as the former shrinks leveraging the underlying technologies, the latter expands in size with the same technological shifts. These technological improvements addressed by Xilinx’s programmable solutions enable the need to address size, stability and reliability that are essential to the operations of these devices.

Design Examples Description Device Support

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Design With Zynq-7000S Programmable SoC Solution

  • ARM® Cortex-A9 for high-speed I/O data management
  • Improved system performance by offloading CPU functions to the integrated programmable logic
  • On-chip AXI interface between CPU and I/O backplane greatly reduces latency, power consumption, and system size
  • High levels of integration results in fewer chips and lower BOM cost
  • Single-Chip SIL-3 Safety Module
Zynq-7000S Programmable SoC

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Design With Xilinx FPGA and Programmable MPSoC

  • Quad Core Cortex A53 for simultaneous execution of PLC Runtimes, Motion Planning, HMI and Industrial Ethernet Masters with hardware acceleration
  • Combined with Artix-7, the development of cost-optimized expansion boards that communicate with MPSoC-driven mainboards becomes possible
  • Flexible and modular architecture enable far-reaching differentiation 


Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC

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Design With Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC

  • Single chip Motor Control with IP that includes comprehensive hardware functions for the most accurate control of electric drives
  • Instantiating the IP Core multiple times in the same device allows multi-motor solutions to be created without any performance loss 
Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC

Xilinx’s programmable devices leverage a host of high-quality IP built as hard-macros in the devices and through a wide IP ecosystem. The HMI solutions are supported with Plug and Play IP cores that are ready to be used on a different OS. The total system performance results in high-quality display outputs that facilitate rapid decision-making. 

Developer Zone

For FPGA designers looking to shorten design time and ensure scalability and re-use, Xilinx provides a comprehensive suite of solutions ranging from C-based design abstractions to IP plug-and-play to address bottlenecks in hardware development, system-level integration, and implementation.

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