The companies have said to demonstrate the platform at an event in Berlin.
NXP Semiconductors N.V. and SoftAtHome, the technology company for the digital home, announced their collaboration on a solution to enable edge computing for Home Gateways. The combination of SoftAtHome’s Connect’ON modular software platform and NXP’s Layerscape multi-core processors, the solution employs Linux containers to host applications, can be deployed on-the-fly to home gateways with orchestration in the cloud. NXP’s EdgeScale technology provides end-to-end security for the edge computing solution.
New services to be based on AI
Noy Kucuk, Vice president, digital networking at NXP, commented, “Combining SoftAtHome’s modular gateway platform with NXP’s EdgeScale technology and high-performance multi-core processors will accelerate the availability of a new computing model for the home,” he added, “We are excited to be working with SoftAtHome to deliver new services based on artificial intelligence in the hybrid cloud-edge.”
NXP’s EdgeScale technology for secure onboarding and management of IoT devices covers the entire data flow from edge to cloud. The edge solution’s approach has the ability to dynamically deploy without rebooting and can also securely separate applications from critical services and leverage both cloud and edge computing power, including artificial intelligence. The most significant innovation is that the same run-time environment is available on both the cloud and the edge device (Home Gateway in this case) – so that developers can write new applications without deep knowledge of the embedded system.
Lionel Gremeau, marketing product director, SoftAtHome, stated, “SoftAtHome provides a robust home network software product with great Quality of Service. Connect’ON transforms operator-Home Gateways into high-performance secure service delivery platforms and can support the needed technologies to provide best-in-class broadband services, including Edge computing,” moreover, “Our cooperation with NXP will accelerate the adoption of this new paradigm.”
NXP and SoftAtHome have reported to demonstrate the programmable platform to invited customers during the Broadband World Forum event in Berlin, 23-25 October 2018.
About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. 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.
SoftAtHome creates software for operators to deploy services with the best user experience for connectivity, pay TV, Home Networking and Smart Home products. SoftAtHome products are deployed with major operators in over 20 million homes over 18 countries. The company employs over 250 people, mainly software developers based in France and Belgium, and has a presence in different European countries, the Middle East, Asia, and North America to support customers.