Roviero joins Arm AI program for edge IoT

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Roviero joins Arm AI program for edge IoT

Edge computing and AI startup Roviero announced it joined an artificial intelligence (AI) partner program led by Arm to bring AI and general-purpose compute as a packaged product to customers in the edge Internet of Things (IoT) space.

“As more developers look to incorporate AI into IoT devices, simplifying machine learning development is crucial,” says Mohamed Awad, vice president of IoT and Embedded at Arm. “Through joining the Arm AI Partner Program, Roviero will help even more developers create the next generation of edge computing devices.”

The partnership will integrate Roviero’s CortiCore AI IP processor architecture into Arm’s Cortex-M microcontrollers and high-performance Cortex-A processors to create edge-based computing devices with integrated machine learning capabilities.

Ravi Setty, senior vice president of engineering at Roviero, says the partnership will address two concerns from its customers in integrating CortiCore AI IP in their SoC solutions. To integrate and maintain the associated runtime software, Roviero incorporated CortiCore’s runtime software with the Arm host software to simplify AI acceleration for Arm-based solutions.

The second problem of future-proofing the system-on-chip (SoC) against new requirements after the SoC is built was answered by embedding Arm microcontrollers into the CortiCore architecture AI compute, which allows customers to choose which Arm microcontrollers they need depending on the application space. Customers can also use their own code on the microcontroller or Roviero-provided functions, and Arm microcontrollers also enable custom functions needed in the future.

The partner program will create edge-based computing devices with integrated machine learning capabilities to develop a variety of SoC configurations enabled by Roviero’s IP to reduce the time to market for end customers, a press release says.

“By embedding Arm microcontrollers deep into the AI compute, our customers can be confident that they can run any future applications that need AI. We chose Arm because of multiple reasons, including the wide variety of processors for our customers to choose from, ease of integration into our IP and most of all the extensive Arm software ecosystem,” says Deepak Mital, CEO at Roviero.

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