IAR Systems enables AI/ML applications based on Alif MCUs and processors

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IAR Systems has announced that its development solutions for Arm now provides support for the Ensemble and Crescendo families of AI-enabled, power efficient microcontrollers (MCUs) and fusion processors from Alif Semiconductor.

The development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm brings a combination of high performance and strong code optimisations capabilities to companies that look to work with Ensemble or Crescendo devices.

Alif Semiconductor’s power efficient product families scale by offering up to four processing cores plus AI/ML acceleration, multi-layered security, integrated LTE Cat-M1 and NB-IoT connectivity, and global navigation satellite system (GNSS) positioning. IAR Embedded Workbench for Arm provides powerful code optimisations that will help developers to get the most out of the performance of a device, while staying as energy efficient as possible.

“Alif Semiconductor’s high level of functional integration delivers what are essentially single chip IoT systems to developers,” said Mark Rootz, Sr. Marketing Director, Alif Semiconductor. “By partnering with IAR Systems to enable our customers to benefit from their world-class tools, we are able to ensure that the applications they create can benefit from some of the most powerful optimisation technology in the industry.”

“IAR and Alif are working together to enable the next generation of embedded connected applications,” explained Anders Lundgren, Product Manager, IAR Systems. “Our development tools for Arm features leading compiler technology, with optimisations for both code size and speed, as well as high-performance debugging, providing a great platform for companies to maximise the potential of Alif’s AI-enabled Ensemble and Crescendo products.”