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NXP supports AWS at the edge

Data collected by Internet users in local real-time can be managed, analysed and stored permanently in the cloud

The integration will provide security support for edge computing and IoT cloud interactions
The integration will provide security support for edge computing and IoT cloud interactions

NXP Semiconductors is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to complete the integration of Amazon Greengrass on its Layerscape Intelligent Gateway platform.


Amazon Greengrass is a software that extends AWS Cloud capabilities to local devices, making it possible for them to collect and analyse data closer to the source of information, while also securely communicating with each other on local networks. This integration provides efficient security support for edge computing and Internet of Things (IoT) cloud interactions.


In the future, the two companies will explore further areas of cooperation in edge computing and cloud platforms, including product research and development, business development and market promotion.


The NXP Intelligent Gateway platform uses the company’s QorIQ Layerscape processor architecture. In addition to advanced edge computing power and security performance, the processor family can seamlessly extend AWS cloud capabilities to the device side, processing data collected by Internet users in local real-time, enabling it to be simultaneously managed, analysed and stored permanently in the cloud.


Layerscape series processors use industry-leading small size, low power consumption and high performance 64-bit ARMv8 architecture. The product line includes single-core, dual-core, quad-core, and eight-core system-on-a-chips (SoCs). The processors also integrate a powerful network, security, storage and TSN hardware acceleration engine and programmable application interface.


With its superior combination of high-performance and low-power usage, Layerscape processors have become the preferred platform for SDN/NFV edge computing nodes, as well as enterprise, industrial and home-grade intelligent gateway devices.


“NXP is committed to driving the development of the IoT industry through innovation and cooperation,” said Qu Dajian, Asia Pacific marketing director of NXP Semiconductors Digital Network Division. “The integration of NXP’s Layerscape and Amazon AWS not only effectively improves edge computing and cloud platform operations, but also addresses common security concerns that arise in the rapid development of IoT.


Gateway equipment plays an increasingly important role in current and future IoT networks. It provides the basic services of traditional network protocols, but also allows for intelligent management of local equipment, localised computing storage, and end-to-end network security connections, providing low cost, highly efficient and high-quality delivery management for a range of services.


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