The design environment for industrial control and similar applications is evolving for the better. More vendors are offering processors based on ARM’s field-proven embedded processors cores and there is a robust ARM software development ecosystem to support the migration to 32-bit ARM architectures. That does not mean, however, that all ARM-based products are equal. A large and growing inventory of MCUs is not sufficient. Product differentiation is important. To a large extent, this will be determined by the industry leading software development tools, libraries and confi gurations that TI makes available to its customers.