MicroEJ | July 08, 2022
MicroEJ, a leader in software enablement solutions for IoT and embedded devices, today announces the availability of its standard Virtual Execution Environment, MICROEJ VEE, for Thales Cinterion IoT Module and Plug and Play IoT Device portfolio.
The partnership strategically aligns both companies’ business models to offer flexible application management, increase security by design at software level, simplify and streamline development, and accelerate time-to-production in markets such as energy, utilities, connected cars, medical, smart homes and buildings, asset tracking and Point of Sales.
As billions of devices are connected through 2G/3G/4G/5G and tomorrow 6G networks, Thales is teaming up with MicroEJ to introduce MICROEJ VEE universal software container for Thales Cinterion IoT Modules such as PLS83-W or EXS82-W and Cinterion IoT Plug and Play Devices such as EGX81, along with its related software development tools and virtual modules.
MICROEJ VEE leverages the native computing power of Cinterion IoT Modules, and IoT Plug and Play Devices eliminating the need for an external processor and further reducing size, energy consumption, and electronic costs as well as decreasing data bandwidth usage for software updates.
MICROEJ VEE secure container leverages both Thales Cinterion IoT connectivity solutions and Cinterion IoT Suite cloud platform and it enables:
Faster go to production process
MicroEJ radically simplifies IoT software development by integrating simulation (development and testing on virtual devices), continuous integration and multi-object-oriented programming, where software components are integrated and tested separately.
Flexible software content management
Software applications are developed once and used on various Cinterion IoT Modules and IoT Plug and Play Devices without modification and software can be updated over-the-air for a large fleet of devices. Partial updates greatly extend the device lifespan and eliminates the need for costly software integration.
Enhanced IoT reliability
MICROEJ VEE partitions software components into trusted hermetic containers, improving control over abnormalities in device behavior by monitoring resource usage in real time and managing processing demands or memory consumption.
Enhanced IoT security
MICROEJ VEE enhances the digital IDs and security attributes embedded into the roots of Cinterion IoT Modules and IoT Plug and Play Devices. Security at execution forbids faulty applications to interact with low-level device features and complies with the highest government certification levels.
“Our partnership with Thales enables our customers to benefit from cost-effective yet secure IoT communications, by enabling the secure integration and management of applications in sealed software component containers. MICROEJ VEE plays a major role in the drastic acceleration of new product launches, by allowing development on virtual devices (digital twin of real devices), reduced R&D efforts and better collaboration between teams thanks to short development cycles. We are proud to enable low-footprint virtualization for Thales IoT modules, currently used to connect millions of smart meters, automobiles, wearables, and much more.”
Dr. Fred Rivard, MicroEJ’s CEO
“Thales has been pioneering IoT solutions for 25 years, providing the world with an extensive range of Cinterion IoT Modules and Plug and Play IoT Devices for virtually any IoT or M2M application. We are pleased to work with MicroEJ to improve the IoT customer journey with development tools and technologies that integrate seamlessly with Cinterion IoT Modules and Plug and Play Devices to streamline and simplify software development and efficient lifecycle management for reliable, secure and low-power IoT solutions. The MICROEJ VEE solution for Thales enables our customers to bring new IoT products to market much faster.” Said Christoph Caselitz, Managing Director IoT Solutions at Thales.
MicroEJ is bringing container virtualization to IoT and embedded devices. We are focused on providing device manufacturers with secure application containers in markets where software applications require high performance, compact size, energy efficiency, and cost-effective development.
With over 100 million products sold, all the leading global manufacturers have chosen MicroEJ to design their electronic devices for a large variety of industries, including smart home, wearables, healthcare, industrial automation, retail, telecommunications, smart city, building automation, transportation, etc.
Fibocom | July 21, 2022
Fibocom a global leading provider of IoT (Internet of Things) wireless solutions and wireless communication modules, announced the launch of AI smart module SCA825-W. Powered by Qualcomm Technologies' premium-tier SoC (System-on-Chip) QCS8250, the module is designed to meet the requirements of high-end AIoT scenarios such as HD video conferences, HD livestreaming, cloud gaming, edge computing, robotics, drones, AR/VR and so on.
The combination of AI and IoT has opened up new possibilities for industries requiring automated real-time decision-making and data analysis. The demand for 5G AIoT solutions is expected to skyrocket, according to Counterpoint Research, with shipments of 5G AIoT modules reaching a CAGR of 84% between 2022 and 2030. Fibocom's AI smart module is bound to play a crucial part in the industry, with the potential to empower a massive range of compute-intensive use cases.
Equipped with the Qualcomm QCS8250 IoT solution, Fibocom's cutting-edge AI smart module SCA825-W integrates an octa-core Kryo™ 585 CPU, Adreno™ 650 GPU, dedicated NPU 230 (Neural Processing Unit), as well as Hexagon™ DSP for machine learning. The module can deliver a computering power of up to 15 TOPS (Tera Operations per Second), enabling complex AI computing performance with exceptional features.
Featuring a powerful Spectra ™ 480 ISP (image signal processor) Adreno 995 DPU and Adreno 665 VPU, Fibocom SCA825-W supports up to seven concurrent cameras, triple 4K display and video encode at up to 4K resolution at 120 fps, 8K at 30 fps (frames per second), offering superior image capturing, processing and displaying capabilities.
In addition, the module supports 5G, Wi-Fi 6.0, Bluetooth 5.1 as well as 2×2 Wi-Fi MIMO multi-antenna technology, which allows various wireless connectivity options for industrial and commercial use cases. It also supports Android 10 operating system and a wide range of interfaces (MIPI-DSI, I2S, PCIe, UART, USB, I2C, SPI), enabling much flexibility and ease of integration to meet the application demands of the AIoT industry.
"With AIoT continuously transforming every industry, high-performance AI modules will become an important pillar, Fibocom. Our newly-launched AI smart module SCA825-W is an exceptional part of the Fibocom smart module family, which will take a big step forward in the AIoT field with technological advancements."
Eden Chen, General Manager of MC Product Management Dept
Cavli Wireless | June 20, 2022
From June 21 to 23, 2022, Cavli Wireless will exhibit at Embedded World 2022 in Nuremberg, Germany. Embedded World is the world's largest trade show for all things embedded, including electronic systems, distributed intelligence, the Internet of Things, e-mobility, energy efficiency, and much more. The company's IoT connectivity solutions will be displayed in Hall 5, Booth # 5-362.
The new launch of the C42GM LTE CAT M1/NB1/NB2 compatible Smart Cellular IoT Module can be installed globally and is an excellent solution for logistics, automotive, vehicle tracking systems, and more will be the main attraction at the Cavli booth.
The C42GM is a dual-mode LTE CAT M1/NB1/NB2 (upgradable to Release 14) compliant Smart Cellular Module with an integrated eSIM, based on 3GPP Release 13. Because of its Deep Sleep Mode capabilities, the C42GM has a battery life profile of ten years. It also has built-in GNSS and Sigfox radio capabilities, allowing OEMs to investigate use cases that require a hybrid LPWAN strategy.
"The integrated eSIM coupled with pre-loaded global connectivity further cements the C42GM as the world's most powerful LPWAN-based cellular IoT module," quoted John Mathew, Chief Technology Architect at Cavli Wireless.
C42GM may be managed using Hubble Lens, a sophisticated remote diagnosis function of the Cavli Hubble IoT Management platform that allows a client or a Cavli Support Engineer to remotely diagnose, monitor, and debug the field device with zero physical interaction, opening the door for true IoT scalability.
Cavli has a broad footprint across Europe for our local LTE and LTE-M connectivity offering, which is unrivaled in the industry regarding service quality and affordability, thanks to our strong operator connections in the EU.
"The Embedded World 2022 event is the premier trade fair for technology companies from around the globe to present their flagship offerings, We are beyond excited to be a part of this prestigious event, share the stage alongside industry heavyweights, and demonstrate to the world how Cavli Wireless is democratizing the Internet of Things."
Tarun Thomas George, Chief Operating Officer at Cavli Wireless