S3 Semiconductors’ single-chip SmartEdge Platform promises users access to cost-optimized, custom single-chip solutions that put performance right at the edge of the IoT. Processing at the Edge supposedly accelerates data analytics at the source and reduces cloud-based processing. ASICs based on the SmartEdge Platform allegedly provide an advantage over multi electronic component solutions by delivering higher performance and reduced system power through increased integration, while also lowering the total BOM cost.
According industry research, more than half of the data usage in IoT is currently processed at the edge by autonomous devices requiring sensor analog front ends coupled to data converters and microcontrollers running embedded software, with security and some form of wired or wireless communications interface. Bringing these functions together, often with the need for local calibration and low-latency real-time control is a challenge.
The SmartEdge Platform provides a cost-effective way to integrate sensing, calibrating, controlling and communication functions into a single ASIC. This level of integration delivers higher overall performance, particularly when moving between the analog and digital domains, while also bringing down the system power budget. For autonomous edge devices expected to operate for many years from a single battery, a SmartEdge solution will provide significant benefits.
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