Arms completed several upgrades for its IoT portfolio earlier this week, including the company''s highest-performing Cortex-M microcontroller yet. Arms has now completed its Total Solutions for its IoT roadmap and targeted applications such as cloud-native edge devices and voice recognition.
Total Solutions for IoT
Arm''s IoT platform was launched half a year ago to deliver a full-stack solution to accelerate IoT development. It combines IP, software, machine learning (ML) and other tools for product design. Here, the company''s IoT platform is Arm Corstone, a pre-integrated and pre-verified IP subsystem.
Arm is now launching two new Total Solutions solutions, the first for Cloud Native Edge devices, which is based on Arm''s most high-end Corstone-1000 platform, which includes Cortex-A processors, but also supports Cortex-M for the most efficient performance. The company claims that the addition of the Cortex-A32 provides IoT developers with the potential to run operating systems like Linux, gateways, and smart cameras. In addition, the platform also includes a hardware secure enclave for the security of
The Total Solution for Voice Recognition, a company''s second release, is built on the Corstone-310 subsystem, which includes the new Cortex-M85 and the Ethos-U55 NPU to deliver its highest performance MCU-based design yet. This solution may be used to improve technologies like smart speakers, thermostats, drones, and even factory robots.
The new Cortex-M85 is the highest-performing Cortex-M processor to date, with a claimed uplift of 30% over the Cortex-M7 and a 20% increase for ML workloads. With Helium, performance can be improved anywhere from five to 15 times with the introduction of new low-priority scalar and vector instructions.
Arm TrustZone support for enhanced security claims the Cortex-M85 meets the PSA Certified Level 2 security baseline for IoT deployments.
Arm''s IoT operates on Arm and we have the responsibility to increase opportunities for IoT innovation and scale by continually increasing the bar on performance, simplified development, and software reuse. According to Mohamed Awad, the vice president of IoT and embedded technology,
Arm has also revealed several additional virtual devices to expand its virtual hardware. The Corstone platforms and seven new Cortex-M processors are included, according to reports. Arm also claims to be expanding its library with third-party hardware from partners such as NXP, ST Microelectronics, and Raspberry Pi.
Arm Virtual Hardware, which was founded together with Total Solutions last fall, has enabled software development already in advance of silicon through a cloud-based offering. This allows the Arm ecosystem to adopt cloud-based development.
Arm has announced that it is implementing the Open IoT SDK Framework, which includes the new Open-CMSIS-CDI software standard. This standard has already identified eight industry organizations, including cloud service providers, ODMs, and OEMs.
All of the company''s new technology solutions are now available for licensing and are available on the cloud. Total Solutions is also working on Cortex-A53 for vision, object recognition, and smart sensor fusion. The second one will be addressed by Cortex-M processors.