STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor provider serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has announced the availability of Version 3 of NanoEdge AI Studio, the first major upgrade of the software tool for machine-learning applications that ST acquired with Cartesiam earlier this year.
The new version of NanoEdge AI Studio comes as the shift of AI capabilities from the cloud to the edge offers manufacturers phenomenal potential to fundamentally improve industrial processes, optimize maintenance costs, and deliver innovative functions in equipment that can sense, process data, and act locally to improve latency and information security.
Applications include connected devices, household appliances, and industrial automation.
NanoEdge AI Studio simplifies the creation of machine learning, anomaly learning, detection, and classification on any STM32 microcontroller. This new release also includes prediction capabilities such as regression and outliers libraries. The tool makes it easier for users to integrate such cutting-edge machine-learning capabilities quickly, easily, and cost-effectively into their equipment. No data-science expertise is needed.
“We had the opportunity to use NanoEdge AI Studio with one of our major aerospace customers,” said Steve Peguet, scientific director, Innovation Department of Alten Group, an international technology consulting and engineering company. “For machine drilling during the manufacture of expensive parts, where a worn drill-bit or the slightest anomaly can have significant consequences, Alten used NanoEdge AI Studio to integrate Machine-Learning algorithms into the drilling equipment.”
He added: “The solution tested on a production line was so effective that Alten has launched a practice around this technology to support its customers and to industrialize these first results to deploy a disruptive solution of drilling tools prescriptive maintenance in their factories.”
Adding native support for all STM32 development boards, ST has also eliminated the need to write code for its industrial-grade sensors with new high-speed data acquisition and management capabilities. NanoEdge AI Studio software enhances security by using local data storage and processing, instead of transferring to and processing data in, the cloud.
David Dorval, CEO and founder of Stimio, a company specialized in development of industrial IoT solutions added: “Our major railway customers are asking us to provide them with autonomous low-power wireless based predictive maintenance solutions to increase uptime, optimize costs and avoid costly downtime. The contribution of edge low-power AI is at the heart of our strategy and after benchmarking several Edge AI software solutions, we chose NanoEdge AI Studio from STMicroelectronics to enrich our Oxygen Edge offering with powerful low-power AI algorithms.”
Features of the NanoEdge AI Studio V3
- Completely redesigned user interface to make it even easier for non-experts to develop state-of-the-art machine-learning libraries.
- New high-speed data acquisition and management on the STWIN development board making all industrial-grade sensors easily manageable without having to write a single line of code.
- Improved support for anomaly detection, particularly useful for predictive maintenance to anticipate wear-and-tear phenomena or to better deal with equipment obsolescence.
- Learn normality directly on STM32 MCUs using small dataset or use new algorithms to train on without ever seeing abnormal patterns before.
- Added regression algorithms to extrapolate data and predict future data patterns for energy management or forecasting remaining life of equipment.
- Native support of all STM32 development boards, no configuration required.
“To protect our loved ones so that they can have a healthy and fulfilling life, NanoEdge AI is empowering us to reduce the Machine-Learning development time for our next-generation personal-safety devices,” said Deepak Arora, President & CEO of Wearable Technologies Inc. “AI running at the edge on our devices will allow us to make informed decisions promptly with higher accuracy and reduced false-positives.”
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