Amazon is readying its own ARM-compatible processors to power home routers, Wi-Fi hotspots, and network-attached storage boxes.The Alpine system-on-chips were designed by Annapurna Labs, a fabless biz founded in 2011. It is based in San Jose, California, and Israel, and was bought by Amazon in early 2015 for about $350m.The Alpine processor cores use licensed ARM blueprints: they run 32-bit ARMv7 or 64-bit ARMv8 code, so they can take advantage of the toolchains, apps, and things like OpenWRT and open-source hypervisors, in the ARM ecosystem.
There could be more than a million new embedded IoT device developers in the next five years and they will be relying on new types of design tools which will be easier to use.
This was the startling message from the IoT Design Conference and exhibition, which was organised byElectronics Weekly in London this week.
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announces that its efforts to enrich the IoT development ecosystem have been further strengthened by the recent adoption of its STM32 Nucleo Development Kit by the School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science at Peking University and for the Xiao Gang Pao IoT development system by JUMA, an IoT software platform company.The STM32 Nucleo Kit has been adopted by the School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Peking University for its Electronic System Design Project. Relying on ST’s STM32F401 Nucleo (mother board), X-Nucleo-IDB04A1 (daughter board), and X-Nucleo-IKS01 (sensor board), together with the ARM® mbed(TM) online software development platform, the new course provides students with a complete toolset to develop Smart Things and IoT applications.
IBM made a splash in the news last February when it announced a partnership with with British chip maker ARM for the launch of the “ARM mbed IoT Starter Kit“. which allowed entrepreneurs and small businesses to easily and affordably access the fully managed, cloud-hosted service of the IBM IoT Foundation.And even more in March, when it said it was going to bet $3 Billion On Internet Of Things opportunity, to help entrepreneurs connect their devices between themselves, and to the Internet.
IBM and ARM have announced plans to integrate IBM’s Internet of Things (IoT) platform, called IBM IoT Foundation, with ARM technology.The integration between IBM and ARM will allow products powered by ARM mbed-enabled chips to automatically register with the IBM IoT Foundation, and connect with IBM analytics services.
ARM HAS ACQUIRED Sansa Security to bolster protection against cyber threats in its Internet of Things (IoT) offerings.Sansa is an Israel-based company that provides hardware security intellectual property (IP) and software for system-on-chip components that end up in around 150 million devices every year.
ARM has acquired Israel-based Sansa Security, a provider of hardware security IP and software for advanced system-on-chip components deployed in Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile devices. The company currently enables security in more than 150 million products a year and Sansa Security technology is deployed across a range of smart connected devices and enterprise systems. The deal complements the ARM security portfolio, including ARM® TrustZone® technology and SecurCore® processor IP. Terms have not been disclosed.
The Japanese company’s Synergy Platform joins similar efforts by such vendors as Intel, ARM, Broadcom and MediaTek.Count Renesas Electronics among the growing list of processor and system makers offering a hardware development platform to help accelerate the growth of the Internet of things.Renesas joins other chip vendors—including Intel, ARM, Broadcom, Qualcomm, and MediaTek –in offering developers a package of hardware and software they can use to more quickly bring their Internet of things (IoT) products to market. In the process, the vendors hope to gain a strong foothold in an IoT market that is expected to expand rapidly in the coming years and generate trillions of dollars in revenue.