NXP Semiconductors has introduced the i.MX 93 family of applications processors designed for automotive, smart home, smart building and smart factory applications, which leverage edge machine learning to anticipate and automate based on user needs.
As the first applications processors in NXP’s i.MX 9 series, the new i.MX 93 family combines the industry’s first implementation of the Arm Ethos-U65 microNPU with state-of-the-art security and a high degree of integration to deliver efficient, fast, secure machine learning at the edge.
“The world is rapidly accelerating towards 75 billion connected devices by 20230 and it’s crucial to ensure that we’re building energy efficiency and security as well as intelligence into every device,” said Ron Martino, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Edge Processing for NXP Semiconductors. “The highly integrated i.MX 93 applications processors will help open an entirely new range of use cases at the edge, where you need to have that close tie-in to the sensor data to make fast decisions. This will enable a new generation of secured, efficient, intelligent devices across IoT, industrial IoT and automotive applications.”
“We’re making it easier for developers to create, connect, and maintain innovative IoT devices by providing a comprehensive platform actively supported by the scale and expertise of Microsoft software, cloud and security experts,” said Halina McMaster, Partner Group Program Manager, Microsoft Azure Sphere. “Together with NXP, we are delivering a variety of Microsoft Azure Sphere-certified edge processors that provide a secured environment for customer applications, critical over-the-air update infrastructure, and more than ten years of ongoing security improvements for every Azure Sphere chip. The i.MX 93-CS chips will unlock opportunities across industries for performance optimization, sustainability, and safety through new classes of secured IoT devices.”
These family attributes enable developers to address diverse areas, from voice-assisted smart home and building systems to low-power industrial gateways and automotive driver monitoring systems.
The i.MX 93 family is highly integrated, supporting a wide variety of industrial and automotive connectivity interface protocols, in addition to broad multi-media interfaces. This makes it easier for designers to connect the i.MX 93 devices across multiple systems. It also reduces the need for external hardware components and additional design work, decreasing time to market and reducing overall systems costs.
NXP has partnered with Microsoft to offer customers a comprehensive chip-to-cloud security solution and more than ten years of ongoing updates and security improvements with the “cloud secured” i.MX 93-CS family built with Microsoft Azure Sphere.