Collaboration delivers a comprehensive end-to-end AI solution

12-04-2024 | SECO | Industrial

SECO S.p.A. is working with NXP Semiconductors to bring SECO's Clea software solution to industrial and IoT applications. Clea is the full-fledged AIaaS Platform, and the optimisation of Clea on NXP hardware will enable deploying AI models for device manufacturers across industrial and IoT applications.

SECO has demonstrated its proficiency in harnessing NXP's cutting-edge hardware technologies. This collaboration falls within the framework of the longstanding partnership spanning over 15 years and represents a noteworthy step toward bringing the added value of SECO's software solutions to the forefront of industrial and IoT applications.

This collaboration between SECO and NXP aims to simplify customer complexity with a ready-made development environment for AI-powered devices across industrial and IoT applications and encompasses multiple technical initiatives. Clea will natively support NXP's MCX portfolio on Zephyr, an open-source, real-time operating system to provide NXP's customers with a ready-to-use stack to implement industrial and IoT applications. Also, i.MX portfolio users will have access to a native integration of the software on NXP's Yocto/Debian releases. The companies intend to roll out a series of reference implementations, documentation, and code samples to empower their respective users to get started with Clea on NXP hardware as quickly as possible.

Further, with NXP's eIQ machine learning software development environment, Clea users will gain access to a variety of pre-built applications over time. This will facilitate rapid access to Clea's IoT, field data, and device management functionalities, enable advanced AI capabilities, and empower NXP users to more effectively manage and deploy their edge machine learning models at scale.

"Making it easier for our customers to bring complex products to market is at the core of what NXP does. Combining SECO's Clea platform with our eIQ machine learning development environment and delivering seamless support for our broad portfolio of MCX MCUs and i.MX applications processors will make it easier for NXP's customers to bring products to market faster and more easily," stated Luca Bartolomeo, senior director, Industrial Business Development at NXP Semiconductors.

"Clea is perfectly positioned to become an Open Standard for data-intensive IoT applications. Being acknowledged for its value by one of the world's leading technology players marks a strategic milestone and represents yet another substantial technical validation for our platform. We will strive to be a key player in enabling Edge AI thanks to frameworks like NXP's eIQ machine learning development environment, and we look forward to supporting NXP users in building their next big thing", stated Massimo Mauri, CEO of SECO.


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