The Linux Foundation | September 20, 2023
On September 9, 2023, LF Edge, an organization under The Linux Foundation dedicated to fostering open, interoperable edge computing solutions, announced the upcoming launch of the LF Edge Sandbox. This self-service platform, provided by ZEDEDA, allows for the deployment of LF Edge projects and solutions to edge devices.
The LF Edge Sandbox acts as a centralized system, enabling individuals to swiftly engage with LF Edge projects for creating proofs of concept (POCs), demonstrations, and end-user experiences. The service operates as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution and is offered by ZEDEDA, an LF Edge member organization. It grants remote management and orchestration capabilities for edge hardware running LF Edge project applications, utilizing the LF Edge Project EVE's open Linux-based operating system, EVE-OS, to facilitate secure device management and application orchestration at scale.
It is set to become available in the coming weeks, providing developers with a platform for testing open-source projects and experimenting with their own solutions.
Users with a Linux Foundation ID will be able to create a free LF Edge Sandbox account, select LF Edge project applications for deployment from a pre-configured list, and even test private applications for real-world use cases. The deployment process is designed to be quick and straightforward, with applications ready for testing within minutes.
With the Sandbox, developers can easily deploy LF Edge project applications, making it simpler for them to explore and test various projects. It aims to encourage the development of edge computing solutions by simplifying project deployment, allowing developers to focus on building valuable solutions.
GM, Networking, Edge and IoT at the Linux Foundation, Arpit Joshipura, remarked,
The development of the LF Edge Sandbox speaks to the community's robust array of in-demand edge computing solutions. This new service will make it even easier for people and organizations to trial various LF Edge project solutions and blueprints across formats, ultimately enabling faster deployment. Congratulations to the community for achieving this milestone, and thank you ZEDEDA for the resources.
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Joe Pearson, chair of the LF Edge Technical Advisory Council (TAC) and Open Source Strategy at IBM Software, Networking, and Edge Computing, stated that the abundance of intriguing LF Edge projects, with more on the horizon, has made it a challenging task for an individual or even a small team to acquire sufficient knowledge to install and experiment with all these solutions. He pointed out that Project EVE's platform, as executed and supported by ZEDEDA, offers a simplified approach for deploying any of these projects across various architectures and in the most suitable format, whether it be a bare install, virtual machine, or container. Joe also highlighted that this Sandbox would enable interested parties to become productive within minutes rather than spending days or weeks on the same task.
About The Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation has emerged as the go-to organization for the world's leading developers and corporations seeking to foster ecosystems that expedite open technology advancement and widespread commercial adoption. Collaborating closely with the global open-source community, it tackles some of the most challenging technological hurdles, underpinned by the most extensive shared technology investment assembled.
floLIVE | September 11, 2023
floLIVE, the global creator of the largest hyperlocal global cellular network and a provider of global connectivity and network solutions for IoT has announced a collaborative effort with Qualcomm Technologies, a leading provider of advanced wireless technologies. This partnership aims to enhance connectivity globally on the innovative Qualcomm Aware Platform.
The collaboration between floLIVE and Qualcomm Technologies has global implications as it seeks to address the IoT connectivity challenges faced by enterprises worldwide, benefiting diverse industries. The integration of floLIVE's expertise into the Qualcomm Aware Platform underscores their commitment to providing innovative global connectivity solutions.
floLIVE's contribution to the Qualcomm Aware ecosystem brings unique hyperlocal global cellular network capabilities to the table. This network, tailored for OEMs and global enterprises, complements Qualcomm Aware's suite of technologies and intelligence. Together, they offer nearly seamless local connectivity woldwide, redefining how IoT devices connect and communicate globally.
Qualcomm Aware targets issues related to ecosystem fragmentation and system design complexity, offering differentiated services for managing assets that require precise and timely decision-making. One of the significant challenges enterprises encounter is the time and cost associated with establishing reliable connectivity. floLIVE's solution addresses these concerns by enhancing connectivity reliability, enabling devices to access a global network operator database, and overcoming roaming restrictions.
President, Americas at floLIVE, Curtis Govan, stated,
Qualcomm Technologies' integration of floLIVE into the Qualcomm Aware Platform to help enhance global connectivity is a testament to our dedication to delivering innovative and impactful global connectivity solutions.
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Curtis further said that they are excited to collaborate with Qualcomm Technologies to bring their hyperlocal cellular network expertise to Qualcomm Aware, empowering businesses to harness the full potential of IoT. Mohammed Ansari, Senior Director of Business Development at Qualcomm Technologies, expressed enthusiasm about the inclusion of floLIVE into the Qualcomm Aware ecosystem as a collaboration partner. He noted that a significant feature of Qualcomm Aware is its capacity to incorporate and enhance global IoT device connectivity intelligently, with a strong emphasis on security. Additionally, he highlighted the system's ability to intelligently oversee the connection from the device to the cloud, tailored to meet customers' requirements across various industries.
Qualcomm Technologies is set to revolutionize the IoT landscape with its Qualcomm Aware platform, designed to unify and optimize developer tools, hardware, software, positioning capabilities at the chipset level, and global connectivity. This initiative will add digital intelligence, visibility, and control to enterprises while simplifying the complexities and challenges of IoT deployment.
floLIVE operates the world's premier hyperlocal global cellular data network, strategically positioned with local points of presence (POPs) across numerous international locations. One can easily monitor their devices, access real-time network data and events, remotely switch operators, and proactively address potential issues, ensuring uninterrupted device performance. Its network provides direct access, allowing it to manage connectivity, while its global connectivity library is unparalleled in its scope, offering centrally managed, localized connectivity solutions for any device, anywhere. This global reach empowers businesses to operate without geographical constraints, while its localized approach ensures minimal latency, exceptional performance, and full compliance with privacy regulations, data laws, and roaming restrictions.
EchoStar Corporation | September 22, 2023
EchoStar Mobile Limited, a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation, has partnered with The Things Industries to offer hybrid satellite and LoRa Internet of Things solutions for businesses in Europe. This collaboration integrates EchoStar's satellite IoT capabilities into The Things Stack, a cloud-based LoRaWAN network server, enabling IoT devices to have seamless, real-time, two-way communication over satellite or terrestrial networks through a single, dual-transport, generic node.
The collaboration will benefit businesses and organizations across Europe by extending the reach and reliability of their IoT devices, particularly in challenging and remote areas. EchoStar Mobile's LoRa-enabled IoT network, launched last year, provides bi-directional, real-time LoRa connectivity across Europe. Integration with The Things Stack Cloud elevates this offering to a global scale, offering multi-country service continuity for sectors such as utilities, logistics, transportation and agritech.
The partnership allows for plug-and-play integration of satellite and terrestrial transports into the same node or module for IoT applications, offering cost-effective and reliable IoT deployments with continuous coverage, even in remote locations. It breaks the limitations of terrestrial infrastructure by introducing satellite connectivity to The Things Stack LoRaWAN Network Server and its Generic Node Concept Edition. It offers businesses the flexibility to expand their IoT deployments to areas previously considered inaccessible.
The partnership will be showcased at The Things Conference, a premier LoRaWAN event, where attendees will witness the capabilities of hybrid satellite-terrestrial IoT connectivity along with The Things Industries' Generic Node Concept Edition.
EchoStar Corporation is a global leader in satellite communication solutions, serving consumer, enterprise, operator, and government needs worldwide under its Hughes, HughesNet, and EchoStar brands. Operating in Europe as EchoStar Mobile Limited and in Australia as EchoStar Global Australia, the company provides a comprehensive suite of services. EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. owns and operates a fleet of 10 satellites, offering vital communication infrastructure to media, enterprise, and government clients. Hughes Network Systems, LLC leads the global satellite broadband market with HughesNet, catering to diverse budgets. EchoStar fosters innovation and seeks passionate individuals dedicated to shaping the future of communications.
PR Newswire | October 19, 2023
CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies which have powered more than 16 billion devices, today announced that it has joined the Intel Foundry Services (IFS) Accelerator IP Alliance program to ensure the best experience for customers developing leading-edge silicon powered by CEVA's wireless communications and sensing AI IPs targeted at IFS' advanced foundry processes.
"As part of our IDM 2.0 strategy, IFS is collaborating with leading IP companies like CEVA to create a robust chip design ecosystem that will help our mutual customers deliver leading-edge silicon performance for the most demanding applications," said Suk Lee, Vice President of Design Ecosystem Technology at IFS. "Our IFS Accelerator IP Alliance ensures that our customers have access to industry-leading technologies such as the portfolio of IPs offered by CEVA that connect, sense, and infer data through a robust chip design ecosystem that ultimately reduces risk, cost and time-to-market."
Through the Alliance, CEVA will have access to IFS' process design kits (PDK) for its most advanced process nodes, enabling CEVA IP to be optimized for best performance, power and area. Furthermore, CEVA and IFS will collaborate on silicon validation of newly designed IP solutions, enabling CEVA quick and reliable delivery of their latest IPs.
CEVA has built incredible leadership in wireless communications and sensing AI IPs, reflected in the company's position as the world's foremost IP supplier of 5G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, UWB and cellular IoT platforms, as well as Neural Processing Unit (NPU) and DSP solutions, said Iri Trashanski, Chief Strategy Officer of CEVA. Through our collaboration with Intel Foundry Services and in joining their Accelerator Alliance, we are able to assist our mutual customers to achieve best-in-class performance with their advanced silicon targeted at the most demanding applications in edge AI & compute, 5G, industrial, automotive and more.
CEVA's industry-leading wireless connectivity and sensing AI IPs power billions of devices around the world, spanning a diverse range of end markets, including, mobile, consumer IoT, PCs, infrastructure and industrial. For more information, visit https://www.ceva-dsp.com/products-catalog/.
About CEVA, Inc.
CEVA is the leading licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies for a smarter, safer, connected world. We provide Digital Signal Processors, AI engines, wireless platforms, cryptography cores and complementary embedded software for sensor fusion, image enhancement, computer vision, spatial audio, voice input and artificial intelligence. Leveraging our technologies, many of the world's leading semiconductors, system companies and OEMs create power-efficient, intelligent, secure and connected devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, robotics, industrial and IoT.
Our DSP and edge AI based solutions include platforms for 5G baseband processing in mobile, IoT and infrastructure, advanced imaging and computer vision for any camera-enabled device, audio/voice/speech and ultra-low-power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For motion sensing solutions, our Hillcrest Labs sensor processing technologies provide a broad range of sensor fusion software and inertial measurement unit ("IMU") solutions for markets including hearables, wearables, AR/VR, PC, robotics, remote controls and IoT. For wireless IoT, our platforms for Bluetooth connectivity (low energy and dual mode), Wi-Fi 4/5/6 (802.11n/ac/ax), Ultra-wideband (UWB), NB-IoT and GNSS are the most broadly licensed connectivity platforms in the industry.