Infineon unveils new PSoC Edge family of products bringing machine learning to the edge

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Infineon Technologies has unveiled a new family of microcontrollers (MCUs) in its PSoC portfolio of Arm Cortex-based high-performance, low-power, secured devices.

PSoC Edge is designed for next generation responsive compute and control applications, featuring hardware-assisted machine learning (ML) acceleration and are intended to deliver next-level end-user experiences by enabling end products to be more intelligent and intuitively usable, by lowering the barrier in human-machine interaction and adding contextual awareness to end applications. At the same time these devices provide robust privacy and safety protection through embedded Infineon Edge Protect technologies.

The PSoC Edge devices are based on high performance Arm Cortex-M55, including Helium DSP support paired with Arm Ethos-U55 and Cortex-M33 paired with Infineon’s ultra-low power NNLite  -a proprietary hardware accelerator intended to accelerate the neural networks used in Machine learning and AI application.

Support for “always-on” sensing and response makes the devices suitable for advanced IoT and industrial segments such as smart home, security, wearables, robotics, and many more. The family of devices also come with extended on-chip memories, including non-volatile RRAM, as well as high speed, secured external memory support.

The PSoC Edge family also provides scalability for increasingly sophisticated next-generation intelligent systems, while enabling software reuse and portability.

The enhanced intelligence of the PSoC Edge family extends support for advanced graphics, voice, audio, and vision-based applications to the existing PSoC portfolio and enables easy migration of applications within the family, as well as an upgrade path from existing designs.

“Infineon’s new PSoC Edge portfolio is built on years of experience delivering solutions to intelligently control, interact, and connect our world with highly usable and powerful MCU-based systems,” said Steve Tateosian, Senior Vice President of Microcontrollers of Infineon. “They offer a mix of scalable power and performance to support emerging AI/ML requirements, extensive HMI capabilities and security features required for next-generation applications. All supported with a deep ecosystem of software and tools, fit for task.”

The PSoC Edge family is now available for early access customers now.