Artificial intelligence (AI) at the edge will impact a number of industry verticals including robotics, smart cities, healthcare, industrial, retail, energy, agriculture, etc. AI for these applications involves a mix of processing in the cloud and at the edge.
To this end, Infineon Technologies announced that it’s bringing its AIROC Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity solutions to the NVIDIA Jetson edge AI platform.
NVIDIA Jetson is one of the top AI-at-the-edge compute platform with over one million developers. With pre-trained AI models, developer SDKs, and support for cloud-native technologies across the full Jetson lineup, manufacturers of intelligent machines and AI developers can build and deploy high-quality, software-defined features on embedded and edge devices.
AI-at-the-edge devices require reliable and instant Wi-Fi cloud connectivity for lifecycle management functions like deploying AI models through over-the-air (OTA) updates.
Infineon’s AIROC Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo portfolio provides high-performance Wi-Fi 6/6E solutions and low-power Wi-Fi 5 solutions that are integrated with the full range of NVIDIA Jetson system-on-modules, bringing high-quality connectivity to developers, partners, and customers. AI-enabled edge devices will benefit from robust connection, power saving, low latency, extended range, and seamless data streaming with Infineon AIROC products.
“In congested network environments, AI devices often encounter disconnections or low-data throughput, leading to poor user experience. Infineon’s AIROC Wi-Fi family delivers low latency, robust connectivity, and high data throughput streaming, which brings exceptional uninterrupted system-level performance,” said Sivaram Trikutam, VP, Wi-Fi Product Line at Infineon. “We are happy to collaborate with NVIDIA so our customers can leverage the power of the NVIDIA Jetson platform in combination with our AIROC Wi-Fi solutions.”
Many AI applications require real-time blending effects from live action to computer-generated images or videos, like gaming and AR/VR in industry applications. The device must process and stream data simultaneously. In these applications, high-throughput and low-latency wireless transmissions are critical. Infineon’s Wi-Fi 6E solution, operating in the 6-7GHz band, minimizes the latency and prevents interruptions due to congested wireless networks.
Combined with the fast processing power of the NVIDIA Jetson platform, AI-enabled devices are able to deliver the best user experience.
“The NVIDIA Jetson platform gives customers powerful, easy-to-use tools to develop and deploy AI-at-the-edge devices for all sorts of applications,” said Durga Peddireddy, Jetson ecosystem partner lead at NVIDIA. “With Infineon’s reliable, proven and innovative Wi-Fi solutions, customers using the NVIDIA Jetson platform can easily build high-performance, AI-enabled devices.”
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