NXP Integrates Layerscape Family of Arm-based Processors with Microsoft Azure IoT for Secure Edge Computing
NUREMBERG, Germany, Feb. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI), a worldwide leader in advanced secure connectivity solutions, today announced that its NXP Layerscape System-on-Chip (SoC) platforms are integrated with Microsoft Azure IoT Edge. The result is that developers can easily create a variety of ready-to-use applications within the rich framework provided by Azure IoT Edge on trusted computing platforms.
The promise of running cloud-based applications on edge devices requires a secure execution environment. Layerscape SoCs enable secure execution for Azure IoT Edge computing running networking, data analytics, and compute-intensive machine learning applications.
“We are pleased to extend our collaboration with Microsoft to help accelerate development and adoption of secure edge computing. Microsoft Azure provides a rich cloud environment that our customers depend on,” commented Tareq Bustami, Senior vice president, NXP Digital Networking. “Azure IoT Edge computing provides important support for edge devices securely connected to the Azure cloud.”
Layerscape SoCs support popular open-source virtualization environments like Linux and Docker® containers. Microsoft Azure IoT Edge leverages this capability and enables customers to deploy applications to edge devices within secure Docker containers.
NXP’s approach to security with Layerscape products follow recommendations made by Microsoft in a research paper titled “Seven Properties of Highly Secure Devices.”
“SoCs that provide a secure gateway are essential for processing edge services for IoT deployments,” said Sam George, Director, Microsoft Azure IoT at Microsoft Corp. “NXP’s integration of Azure IoT Edge with Layerscape means developers can easily deliver IoT solutions to edge devices through secure gateways.”
Layerscape also provides NXP EdgeScale tools which can be used by OEMs to remotely and securely provision large numbers of edge compute devices and connect them to Azure IoT services. NXP will demonstrate Azure IoT Edge on Layerscape platforms in the NXP booth 4A-220 during Embedded World.
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NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart connected solutions markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has over 30,000 employees in more than 30 countries and posted revenue of $9.26 billion in 2017. Find out more at www.nxp.com
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