Qualcomm Accelerates Edge Adoption, IoT Offerings at Embedded World 2023

The company announced a series of IoT product advancements and a partnership expansion with Arrow Electronics

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

March 15, 2023

2 Min Read

Embedded World has opened its doors this week in Nuremberg, Germany, with companies set to showcase the best and brightest innovations in IoT, connectivity and edge computing.

Qualcomm is using the event to showcase its advancements in IoT devices, announcing several updates to make good on its commitment to becoming a ‘one-stop-shop’ for IoT developers.

Among the announcements, Qualcomm said it is expanding its IoT and robotics product offerings.

The company is introducing what it says is the “world’s first” integrated 5G IoT processors, capable of supporting up to four different operating systems, including Linux, Ubuntu and Microsoft Windows IoT Enterprise, as well as Android. They also offer new capabilities such as 5G support for connected devices such as dashcams, edge boxes, industrial automation equipment, and autonomous mobile robotics.

The company is also introducing new robotics and IoT platforms, as well as an accelerator program for IoT ecosystem partners.

“Qualcomm Technologies is committed to fueling innovation, creating new business opportunities, enabling the next generation of 5G connectivity and premium edge AI, and that starts with ensuring accessibility and performance across the ecosystem,” said Dev Singh, Qualcomm VP of business development.

Qualcomm also announced an extension of its collaboration with Arrow Electronics to establish “Edge Labs”, a center of excellence project intended to help accelerate edge AI uptake and address current barriers to adoption.

“Combining Arrow’s strength in engineering and supply chain with Qualcomm Technologies’ innovative products will help customers accelerate their design and speed to market in robotic, edge appliance and machine vision applications,” said Kirk Schell, Arrow president of global components business.

"Edge AI is the next big engineering frontier and we’re thrilled to expand our strategic collaboration with Arrow Electronics to strengthen the development and proliferation of IoT technologies and serve a more diverse and global customer base,” said Singh.

Qualcomm is demonstrating the first product from the Edge Labs initiative, the Aikri 42x development kit, at Embedded World.

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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