Arm continues to accelerate IoT software development with new partnerships

By Paul Williamson, SVP and GM, IoT Line of Business, Arm

November 07, 2022 — A year ago, we unveiled Arm virtual hardware, a cloud-based offering that provides virtual models of Arm subsystems and third-party development boards to enable software developers, OEMs, and service providers to begin software development earlier than ever. Arm Virtual Hardware eliminates the need to wait for physical silicon, enabling software and hardware co-design without the complexity of building or maintaining complex board farms. Embedded system developers have embraced this approach, which gives them access to more modern development practices such as large-scale MLOps and DevOps flows. Earlier this year we’ve gone a step further by adding third-party development kit models to this offering, enabling developers to further accelerate the development of innovative IoT products to address a large and diverse market.

We continue to receive overwhelmingly positive feedback from our developer community, who want to see even more choice and support to streamline workflows in their chosen development environments. Arm is committed to ensuring developers have the tools they need where they innovate, which is why I’m so excited to announce exciting new partnerships that deliver native integrations of our cloud-based developer tools. , including Arm Virtual Hardware, to accelerate developer workflows.

Arming Virtual Hardware Integration with GitHub Actions

With over 90 million developers and counting, GitHub is at the center of the evolution of modern software development. On the hardware side, Arm’s computing footprint spans multiple markets, including IoT and embedded, with 230 billion Arm-based chips shipped to date. We are happy to share this GitHub and Arm are now teaming up to further accelerate the developer experience for embedded Arm devices with the integration of Arm Developer Tools into GitHub Actions, a CI/CD platform that enables developers to automate their build, test, and deployment pipeline . The native availability of Arm tools, including our cross-compiler and Arm virtual hardware, will allow IoT and embedded developers to scale faster than ever and get the most out of Arm-based silicon.

Developers can now use the Arm Compiler and Cross-Compiler natively in GitHub Actions, as well as access Arm Virtual Hardware models of Corstone-based compute systems and Arm Cortex-M processors via self-hosted executors and hosted on GitHub. We’re excited to bring the accelerated development and CI workflows that Arm Virtual Hardware can offer to GitHub – a platform developers love. If you’re at GitHub Universe on November 9-10, you can check out a preview demo of the new integration – or you can get started today with this excellent guide.

Cloud-Based AutoML Leaders Continue to Adopt Arm Virtual Hardware

We want to continue to make the benefits of Arm Virtual Hardware available wherever developers do their work, which is why we support Arm Virtual Hardware integrations into the offerings of leading cloud-based development workflow providers. . Today, I’m also happy to share two milestones in the AI ​​space, with Qeexo and Nota.AI integrating Arm Virtual Hardware, which will be available as a development target on their platforms later this year. These AutoML platforms change the paradigm of accessibility and ease of deployment of ML workloads, which naturally aligns with Arm’s goals for Arm Virtual Hardware. We are proud to work with these partners to enable developers to start earlier and work faster to bring new innovations to market to seize the huge opportunities of IoT.

These are just a few recent highlights that illustrate the progress we’ve been making since radically simplifying and accelerating software design for IoT and embedded devices with the introduction of Arm Virtual Hardware. Several cloud-based AI and IoT toolchains have already integrated Arm Virtual Hardware directly into their offerings, meaning developers can start earlier, test at scale, and bring their innovation to market faster. Our continued investment and growing number of partnerships in the IoT and embedded market will continue to empower developers to innovate for a future built on Arm.

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Arm technology defines the future of computing. Our power-efficient processor designs and software platforms have enabled advanced computing in more than 230 billion chips, and our technologies securely power products ranging from sensors to smartphones and supercomputers. With more than 1,000 technology partners, we enable artificial intelligence to work everywhere, and in cybersecurity, we lay the foundation for trust in the digital world – from chip to cloud. The future is built on Arm.

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