Qualcomm optimizes IoT chipset for Azure Sphere

October 21, 2019 //By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Qualcomm optimizes IoT chipset for Azure Sphere
If proof of Microsoft's increasingly strong IoT market position was needed, here it is: Qualcomm is currently developing a wireless chipset optimized for Microsoft's Azure Sphere IoT operating system. Such plans were announced at the recent 5G summit in Barcelona.

Qualcomm Technologies’ planned Azure Sphere-certified chipset for IoT will include hardware-level security, come preconfigured with the Azure Sphere, and will automatically connect to Azure Sphere security cloud services.

The chipset will be addressing customers with vertical orientation. In many application fields, the performance of edge computing devices, low latency connectivity and end-to-end security are decisive competitive factors.  

Azure Sphere is Microsoft’s end-to-end solution that includes an Azure Sphere certified chip, the Azure Sphere Operating System and the Azure Sphere Security Service. The solution adds to Qualcomm’s hardware-based security to make it easy for manufacturers to create secure

This builds on the company’s ongoing work with Microsoft, which previously brought AI to the Intelligent Edge with the Vision AI Developer Kit for Azure IoT solutions featuring the Qualcomm Vision Intelligence 300 Platform, which delivers edge computing for on-device AI and machine learning at high power thermal efficiency. They also recently released Azure IoT SDK support for Qualcomm Technologies’ latest cutting-edge IoT chipset, the Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem.

The Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem is a purpose-built LPWA chipset for the IoT, offering global multimode LTE category M1 (eMTC) and NB2 (NB-IoT) connectivity, as well as 2G/E-GPRS connectivity, application processing, geolocation, hardware-based security, support for cloud services and accompanying developer tools, and comes with an integrated RF front-end. It also features a a hardware security framework, including Qualcomm Trusted Execution Environment.

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