- The companies’ expertise in compute and AI helps customers develop superior Edge and AI solutions
- Edge Labs Center of Excellence aims to alleviate IoT development challenges while increasing the adoption of Edge AI across a variety of IoT applications and use cases
- The first product from the Edge Labs initiative, the Aikri 42x, will be demonstrated at Embedded World conference Nuremberg, Germany, March 14-16
Arrow Electronics, Inc. and Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd. have expanded their strategic collaboration. The establishment of Edge Labs — an Arrow Center of Excellence (CoE) — will help customers accelerate the development of connected intelligent edge devices based on solutions from Qualcomm Technologies.
Edge and AI solution development is becoming increasingly challenging to customers due to several factors such as lack of prior experience, limited access to high-performance edge and AI chipsets, supply chain complexity and fledgling ecosystem. Edge Labs aims to help innovators navigate these challenges while increasing the adoption of Edge AI using solutions from Qualcomm Technologies across security, safety, healthcare, robotics, cameras, displays, optical inspection and other IoT applications.
Edge Labs will have a dedicated solution architect and engineering team to develop application-specific solutions, including training sales and field application engineers specifically on Qualcomm Technologies’ products. It will also offer design services to enable lower risk and faster time to market for customers through eInfochips, an Arrow company.
“We are excited to expand our collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies and establish Edge Labs, an Arrow center of excellence,” said Kirk Schell, president of Arrow’s global components business. “Combining Arrow’s strength in engineering and supply chain with Qualcomm Technologies’ innovative products will help customers accelerate their design and speed to market in robotic, edge appliance and machine vision applications.”
Customers can rely on Edge Labs to deliver innovative and leading edge products, accelerate and de-risk design cycles, leverage the Aikri™ portfolio of SOMs and development kits, and get access to a world-class support team enabling them to plan and manage their product roadmap and lifecycles.
"Edge AI is the next big engineering frontier and we’re thrilled to expand our strategic collaboration with Arrow Electronics to strengthen the development and proliferation of IoT technologies and serve a more diverse and global customer base,” said Dev Singh, vice president, business development, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Edge Labs CoE customers will have the ability to unlock new and unique edge AI use cases thanks to Qualcomm Technologies’ leading edge platforms and unified SW stack."
The first development kit from eInfochips as part of the Edge Labs initiative, “Aikri 42x”, based on Qualcomm QRB4210 SoC, has just launched and is being demonstrated at Embedded World conference, March 14-16, in Messe, Nuremberg, Germany.
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