STMicroelectronics Introduces Comprehensive Edge AI Ecosystem
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a leader in semiconductor solutions, has announced its latest innovation: the ST Edge AI Suite. This integrated software toolkit, designed for use with ST hardware, is set to revolutionize products with edge artificial intelligence (AI). The ST Edge AI Suite, free for ST hardware users, is a significant step towards the design and deployment of connected, autonomous products integrating AI locally.
ST Edge AI Suite: A Bridge for Edge AI Integration
The Suite simplifies the development of AI solutions, leveraging ST’s extensive hardware range, which includes general-purpose and automotive microcontrollers and microprocessors, smart sensors, and tools for embedded AI optimizations. It integrates software tools, evaluation, and development kits developed over the past decade while incorporating machine learning frameworks and partnerships with industry leaders like Nvidia and AWS.
Empowering the Shift to Intelligent Edge
As Jean-Marc Chery, President and CEO of STMicroelectronics, highlights, the integration of ST’s hardware with this advanced software suite will empower the transition to a more intelligent edge. This transformation will enable companies of all sizes to deploy edge AI effortlessly, utilizing ST’s hardware portfolio to build their connected future visions.
Preview at the ST Online Edge AI Summit
The capabilities of the ST Edge AI Suite were previewed at the ST Online Edge AI Summit. This showcase underscored ST’s commitment to supporting embedded developers, data scientists, and product designers in optimizing machine learning models, running AI models on embedded devices, and redefining product designs.
Community-Driven Approach with Free Access
ST’s approach to democratizing edge AI development involves a community-driven model. By offering the Suite for free, ST encourages the pooling of resources and knowledge, fostering a robust edge AI community.
Release Timeline and Benefits of Edge AI
The first release of the ST Edge AI Suite is scheduled for the first half of 2024. Edge AI is crucial for businesses to transform their products, bringing intelligence and decision-making closer to the data source. This technology offers speed, power consumption, privacy, security, and cost-efficiency benefits.
Transformative Business Applications with ST Edge AI
ST’s edge AI technology has already demonstrated significant performance improvements in various industries, from home appliances to computing and electric vehicles. Businesses are leveraging ST’s solutions for energy and water savings, ultra-low power monitoring, and optimization of EV motor operations.
Technical Innovation in the ST Edge AI Suite
The ST Edge AI Suite is a comprehensive set of tools supporting a range of hardware platforms, from general-purpose MCUs to automotive microcontrollers and intelligent sensors. Its core component, the ST Edge AI Core, integrates software and tools needed for every project phase, from importing ML algorithms to optimizing and mapping embedded AI solutions on selected devices.
ST’s NanoEdge AI Studio, an autoML tool, is also undergoing an upgrade, becoming free for STM32 microcontrollers and available for all ARM Cortex-M based MCUs. This tool enhances the deployment and application of unique on-device learning capabilities.