Alibaba, STMicroelectronics, Xilinx Partner on Cloud Unit
CHINA, JAPAN and UNITED STATES – Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, has collaborated with STMicroelectronics in providing a complete cloud-to-node IoT solution to the market. At the same time, Alibaba Cloud has also chosen Xilinx, Inc. for its next-generation FPGA acceleration in their public cloud.
The cooperation will allow any designer to easily create IoT nodes and gateways using ST's key semiconductor building blocks for the IoT, run Alibaba's IoT operating system AliOS on the node, and seamlessly connect with the Alibaba Cloud for faster time-to-market of large-volume IoT applications. With the official release of AliOS, STMicroelectronics has made the AliOS available to run on its robust STM32 microcontroller (MCU) platform, the market's broadest Arm Cortex-M MCU portfolio and a leading choice for Chinese IoT designers. Beyond processing, designers will get access to ST's complete portfolio covering all the key building blocks for the IoT, including connectivity, security, sensors, power management, and signal conditioning. ST's modular and interoperable IoT development platform spans state-of-the-art semiconductor components, ready-to-use development boards, free software tools, and common application examples.
Meanwhile, the cooperation of Alibaba with Xilinx will be based on the Based on Xilinx FPGAs, the new "F2", which will give Alibaba Cloud customers access to acceleration for data analytics, genomics, video processing, and machine learning workloads.
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