NXP Semiconductors has announced it is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to complete the integration of Amazon Greengrass on its Layerscape Intelligent Gateway platform.
Amazon Greengrass is a software that extends AWS Cloud capabilities to local devices, making it possible for them to collect and analyze data closer to the source of information, while also securely communicating with each other on local networks.
This integration provides security support for edge computing and Internet-of-Things (IoT) cloud interactions, enabling efficient business delivery and secure IoT access for homes, companies and other business environments.
The NXP Intelligent Gateway Platform uses the company’s QorIQ Layerscape processor architecture. In addition to advanced edge computing power and security performance, the processor family can extend AWS Cloud capabilities to the device side, processing data collected by Internet users in local real-time, enabling it to be simultaneously managed, analyzed and stored permanently in the cloud.
Layerscape series processors use small-size, low-power and high-performance 64-bit ARMv8 architecture. The product line includes single-core, dual-core, quad-core, and eight-core System-on-a-Chips (SoCs). This series of processors also integrates a powerful network, security, storage and TSN hardware acceleration engine and programmable application interface.
Amazon Greengrass is designed to help customers build and implement seamless switching between the edge and AWS Cloud, helping customers experience lower latency and greater ease of use at minimal cost.
“NXP is committed to driving the development of the IoT industry through innovation and cooperation,” said Qu Dajian, Asia Pacific Marketing Director of NXP Semiconductors Digital Network Division. “The integration of NXP’s Layerscape and Amazon AWS not only effectively improves edge computing and cloud platform operations, but also addresses common security concerns that arise in the rapid development of IoT. NXP is very pleased to cooperate with Amazon, and we are looking forward to working together to promote the healthy development of the IoT and help build a smart, connected world.”