NXP Semiconductors N.V. is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to successfully 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 efficient security support for edge computing and Internet-of-Things (IoT) cloud interactions, enabling agile business delivery and world-class secure IoT access for homes, companies and other business environments. In the future, the two companies will explore further areas of cooperation in edge computing and cloud platforms, ranging from product R&D, business development and market promotion, all aiming to ensure IoT data security through collaborative innovation.
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 seamlessly 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 industry-leading small size, low power consumption 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. With its superior combination of high-performance and low-power usage, Layerscape processors have become the preferred platform for SDN/NFV edge computing nodes, as well as enterprise, industrial and home-grade intelligent gateway devices.
“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.”
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 not only covers the largest spectrum of industrial customers and Internet service provider ecosystems, but also has years of R&D investment and experience in intelligent hardware systems. For all these reasons, NXP teams with AWS in the field of edge computing, cloud services and security links.
Gateway equipment plays an increasingly important role in current and future IoT networks. It provides the basic services of traditional network protocols, but also allows for intelligent management of local equipment, localized computing storage, and end-to-end network security connections, providing low cost, highly efficient and high-quality delivery management for a range of services. As the world’s leading provider of secure connectivity and infrastructure solutions, NXP’s Layerscape Intelligent Gateway is widely used in smart home, smart city, industrial IoT and artificial intelligence applications. In the future, NXP will expand its IoT industry partner base, to jointly collaborate in the future development of China’s IoT.