IAR and Edge Impulse to provide AI and ML capabilities

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IAR, a specialist in software and services for embedded development, has announced a commercial partnership with Edge Impulse, an AI platform provider.

The partnership is built on integrations between Edge Impulse’s platform and IAR Embedded Workbench, with full integration between the two products on a workflow level.

Engineers building applications with, for example, predictive capabilities will now be able to leverage Edge Impulse’s technologies to generate - and evaluate - predictive ML models. These models can be derived from real-time data or previously collected data to test the effectiveness and efficiency of the models.

In addition, optimised C/C++ code can be generated at any point in the workflow and integrated into the embedded application. By leveraging the integration between Edge Impulse’s platform and IAR Embedded Workbench, the engineer can save time and optimise the ML workload's code performance.

The partnership with IAR will help embedded engineers deploy AI on the edge quickly and easily with modern, enterprise-grade workflows said Zach Shelby, co-founder and CEO at Edge Impulse. “Using Edge Impulse with IAR and Arm tooling will enable the world’s best ML model efficiency across over 8,700 Arm targets.”

As part of the new business partnership, developers worldwide currently using IAR Embedded Workbench will be offered Edge Impulse’s solution as a premium add-on during Q4 2023, starting with introducing the solution to IAR´s current Arm customers.

“Developers are facing increasing software complexity that requires new development flows for optimised ML models,” said Paul Williamson, senior vice president and general manager, IoT Line of Business at Arm. “IAR and Edge Impulse’s partnership will accelerate innovation and offer the ML capabilities required for next generation IoT applications on Arm across areas including industrial automation, smart cities, healthcare and medical.”