LPWAN TinyML dev kit enables rapid IoT endpoint AI development

August 02, 2021 // By Rich Pell
LPWAN TinyML dev kit enables rapid IoT endpoint AI development
Semiconductor company QuickLogic Corporation and IoT technology provider Zifisense have partnered to launch a TinyML development kit aimed at enabling rapid IoT endpoint AI development for ZETA LPWAN applications.

The kit is based on the ZETA carrier-grade low-power wide area network (LPWAN) technology developed by ZiFiSense. ZETA is the only full-stack localized LPWAN IoT communication technology in China that is very suitable for large-scale deployment, and solves many common issues including high terminal power consumption, massive connections, and insufficient wide-area coverage in the IoT industry.

ZETA is powered by QuickLogic's EOS S3AI, the first FPGA-enabled Arm Cortex-M4F MCU to be fully supported with the Zephyr RTOS. EOS S3AI features embedded compute capability and low power consumption. Combined with the SensiML Data Analytics Toolkit for complete development flow, and QuickLogic's QuickFeather Development Kit, EOS S3AI provides a complete, low-power solution to implement AI at the edge.

Zifisense has developed the ZETA LPWAN 2.0 IoT technology, and the resulting ZETA development kit is designed to meet the prototype verification and application requirements of long-distance, low-power, and cost-sensitive embedded artificial intelligence products, and to create a seamless sequence of connection, training, and deployment - a whole new ecosystem of ubiquitous intelligent connection of applications.

The ZETA development kit is targeted toward enterprises, universities, and individual developers. It is designed to bring infinite possibilities for IoT applications that require real-time processing at the edge such as environmental monitoring in remote mountainous areas, dynamic tracking of livestock herds, and loose detection of outdoor billboards; predictive maintenance of equipment in factories, belt conveyor start/stop and status recognition, abnormal leakage monitoring of pipeline gas; smart wearable devices, gesture and voice recognition and other complex use cases.

Zhang Gui, general manager of QuickLogic China says, "We are delighted to be working with Zifisense in the field of embedded artificial intelligence. Designers can now use the ZETA-TinyML kit to inspire and develop creative and practical smart IoT applications."

The ZETA TinyML Development Kit will be available in September 2021.

QuickLogic Corporation
Zifisense


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