The move is intended to help customers developing, deploying, managing and updating secure IoT and edge devices, enabling them to accelerate time to market while reducing engineering and maintenance costs.
The combined solution provides a secure, customisable, Linux-based platform for connected devices. The joint offering reduces the cost and complexity of time-sensitive engineering initiatives, aligning it with more rigorous manufacturing requirements.
Foundries.io’s open-source platform interfaces to any cloud and offers maximum flexibility for hardware configuration so organisations can focus on their IP, applications and value add. Built with Yocto, FoundriesFactory ensures both security and incremental OTA updates. Product teams will see enhanced data security while reducing the cost of developing, testing and deploying devices across their installed lifetime.
“Foundries.io offers a complete solution for Linux-based products so that IoT and edge device makers no longer need to struggle with integrating development, security, OTA and applications solutions from different vendors,” explained George Grey, Foundries.io CEO. “We enable developers to customise the open-source secure firmware and operating system in their own FoundriesFactory and use container technologies to add their own or third-party IP, services and applications. We are very excited to be working with Variscite to bring these benefits to their System on Module customers.”
With up to 1.8GHz Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 plus a 400MHz Cortex-M4 real-time processor, Variscite’s advanced SoM provides a variety of interfaces, including certified single-band 802.11 b/g/n or dual-band 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n, 4.2 Bluetooth/BLE, Gigabit Ethernet, dual USB2.0, CAN bus and LVDS.
The VAR-SOM-MX8M-MINI is pin-compatible with the VAR-SOM Pin2Pin product family, providing customers with a combination of flexibility, extended lifetime, as well as reduced development time, cost, and risk.
In addition to the proven integration of VAR-SOM-MX8M-MINI with Foundries.io platform, Variscite is planning additional integration with all i.MX8 series modules.