aspinityan analog machine learning processing provider, has announced that it has joined the renesas Preferred Partners Program and has launched its AB2 AML100 application board. The board accelerates the development of always-on and power-constrained AI products using the AML100 analog machine learning processor and Renesas IoT Quick-Connect platform or other development platforms with an Arduino Uno Rev3 connector.
The AML100 near-zero power analog machine learning processor has been developed using Aspinity’s proprietary ML analog core and consumes 15 µA for sensor interface, signal processing and decision making entirely within the analog domain. When programmed with one of Aspinity’s specially designed event detection algorithms, the AB2 allows system designers to quickly implement the AML100 as a front-end analog event detector that maintains the Renesas MCU in its lowest power state at unless the sensor event of interest is detected. and additional processing is required. By keeping the MCU in sleep mode most of the time, the AML100 allows system designers to take advantage of the features and functionality of their favorite high-performance Renesas MCU without sacrificing battery life.
The demonstration of an Aspinity board within the Renesas Quick-Connect IoT platform will be shown at the Renesas booth at Embedded World 2023 (Hall 1, Stand 234, March 14-16, 2023, Nuremberg, Germany). It will feature the AML100 board connected to the Renesas EK-RA6M3 evaluation kit on the Quick-Connect IoT platform, to deliver an ultra-low power, high-precision glassbreak detection solution. The system draws <45 µA when in permanent listening mode, keeping the high-performance Renesas RA6M3 MCU in its deep sleep mode unless a glass break is detected. By keeping the MCU in sleep mode for more than 99.9% of the time without glass break, the AML100 significantly extends battery life for glass break sensors while ensuring the system continues to reach high level of accuracy required for safety critical applications.
“System designers are continually looking for faster ways to develop new IoT products. Our collaboration with Aspinity enables designers to add new features to their next-generation power-constrained products without compromising the performance of the MCUs,” says Chris Allexandre, Senior Vice President, CSMO and Head of Renesas Global Sales and Marketing Unit. . “We are excited to continue working with Aspinity to provide ultra-low power solutions for the myriad of always-on applications that require high performance and extended battery life.”
“Consumers are no longer willing to trade battery life for high performance, especially in portable IoT products that are mounted in hard-to-reach places and/or used to keep their home smart, safe and secure,” says Tom Doyle, CEO and Founder of Aspinity, Inc. “We are excited to join the Renesas Preferred Partner Program and demonstrate the first collaboration between the companies at Embedded World. Together, we open up a new ability for system designers to embed power intelligence into products while taking advantage of the high performance and rapid prototyping capabilities Renesas MCUs and IoT platforms rely on. fast connection”.
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