Monday, May 20, 2024

AI Platform For Smart Devices With Low Power Use

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The platform provides AI integration for IoT, featuring processors and a development kit that enhances the capabilities of smart devices.

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Synaptics Incorporated has introduced the Astra platform, featuring the SL-Series of embedded AI-native IoT processors and the Astra Machina Foundation Series development kit. Astra offers a scalable and flexible solution as demand for AI integration grows. The SL-Series enables designers to embed AI in their products, addressing data privacy and latency concerns. These processors deliver top computing performance with low power consumption and are suitable for various consumer, enterprise, and industrial edge IoT applications.

The Synaptics Astra AI-native compute platform offers a structured approach to IoT edge device design, incorporating scalable hardware, unified software, an adaptive open-source AI framework, a partner-based ecosystem, and robust wireless connectivity. Based on Arm Cortex A-series CPUs, the series of SoCs provides hardware accelerators for edge inferencing and multimedia processing across various modalities, including audio, video, vision, image, voice, and speech.

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The series of SoCs are designed for many users, including IoT device manufacturers, engineers, developers, AI practitioners, and industries spanning home automation, security, smart appliances, entertainment, wearables, smart cities, industrial IoT, smart buildings, and retail. These solutions offer enhanced AI capabilities, processing power, and wireless connectivity, catering to the diverse needs of modern IoT applications.

Supporting the SL-Series, the Astra Machina Foundation Series development kit helps AI beginners and experts swiftly unlock the processors’ AI capabilities, processing and graphics performance, and wireless connectivity.

“Sense, process, and connection are the fundamental elements of an IoT system, and we have differentiated technologies in all three areas,” said Michael Hurlston, President and CEO of Synaptics. “While we have historically been leaders in a handful of narrow processor verticals, today we are embarking on a journey to bring advanced AI capability to an extensive range of edge IoT devices.”

“Edge AI is transforming use cases across markets including smart home, city, agriculture, and retail,” said Paul Williamson, SVP and GM, IoT Line of Business at Arm. “The Arm-powered Astra platform will deliver the performance and intelligence needed for this next generation of AI experiences.”

Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal is a journalist at EFY. She is an Electronics and Communication Engineer with over five years of academic experience. Her expertise lies in working with development boards and IoT cloud. She enjoys writing as it enables her to share her knowledge and insights related to electronics, with like-minded techies.

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