- The two companies will combine technologies and expertise for efficient, intelligent, and secure edge devices and their smart power management
- The collaboration also leverages Telit’s cloud services and platforms to connect, manage, and secure the deployment of those intelligent IoT edge devices
An Artificial Intelligence/Machine learning (AI/ML)-enhanced fusion processors and microcontrollers (MCUs) supplier, Alif Semiconductor recently announced its collaboration with a global IoT leader, Telit, to deliver developer kits that provide cloud-connected hardware and software reference designs for a wide variety of distributed and IoT edge applications. The released notification specified that the kits focus on connected AI/ML-enhanced vision, voice, vibration, and sensor applications such as AI cameras, smart homes, city infrastructure, biometric access control, and wearables.
It must be noted that the kits leverage the Alif Ensemble® family of microcontrollers (MCUs) and fusion processors. Ensemble devices utilize innovative aiPM™ power management technology that features high efficiency, always-on region that senses the environment using initial AI/ML processing, while a separate high-performance region wakes as needed to rapidly execute additional heavy AI/ML workloads and returns to sleep, said the press release. Moreover, it pointed out that the Ensemble family provides multiple layers of security based on a secure identity and strong root-of-trust for complete lifecycle management handling keys, certificates, secure boot, remote updates and more.
Reza Kazerounian, Co-Founder and President at Alif Semiconductor stated: “Together, Alif’s scalable low-power secure processors plus Telit’s communication modules and cloud services make an ideal combination for anyone who wants to simply and rapidly develop and deploy IoT edge devices using the very latest technologies.”
Chief Marketing and Product Officer at Telit, Manish Watwani commented, “This collaboration delivers comprehensive IoT enablement for solutions leveraging the power of Alif processors for the vibrant new space of low-power and battery-powered AI/ML edge devices.” Watwani further added, “Innovators are looking for ‘cut-and-paste’ simplicity to integrate our modules with meaningful local AI/ML on edge devices. Bundled with our Telit NExT™ cellular connectivity and OneEdge™ device management and data orchestration platform, this opens the door to more utility and efficiency for our customers in this space.”
Alif Semiconductor was founded in 2019 with the vision to address the rapidly growing market need for broad, scalable, and connected AI-enabled embedded computing solutions that are genuinely power efficient. This need led to Alif Semiconductor’s creation of microcontrollers and a new class of embedded controllers, fusion processors.
Over two decades-old Telit aims to deliver secure, integrated IoT solutions for many global enterprises, OEMs, system integrators and service providers. It claims to simplify onboarding connected ‘things’ with a portfolio of enterprise-grade wireless communication and positioning modules; cellular MVNO connectivity plans and management services; edge and cloud software; and data orchestration, IoT and Industrial IoT platforms.