Internet of things News
The 10 Biggest IoT News Stories Of 2020 (So Far)
CRN reviews the most significant happenings in the IoT world of 2020 so far, from a new Cisco acquisition to a halt in sales for one major application by IBM, Microsoft and Amazon.
5. New Arm, Nvidia Chips For IoT
Arm and Nvidia both revealed new chips this year meant to accelerate artificial intelligence for IoT and edge devices. Arm's new chips, the Cortex-M55 and Ethos-U55, were revealed in February as new advancements in accelerating machine-learning workloads in small power-constrained devices. The British chipmaker called the Cortex-M55 its most AI-capable Cortex-M processors to date, improving machine-learning performance by up to 15 times and digital signal processing performance by five times compared with previous Cortex-M generations. Nvidia, on the other hand, revealed the GPU-based EGX A100 system-on-chip as a heavy hitter for accelerating inference on data collected by sensors at the edge. Thanks to its on-board Mellanox network card, the EGX A100 can receive up to 200 Gbps of data and route it directly to the GPU memory for AI or 5G signal processing, which Nvidia said makes it the "ultimate AI and 5G platform" for intelligent real-time decision-making, from retail stores to hospitals.