Virtual hardware shortens the IoT design cycle


Arm Virtual Hardware provides accurate Arm-based SoC models for developers to create and test software without physical silicon. The cloud-based offering is a key part of Arm’s Total Solutions for IoT initiative to accelerate IoT product development and improve product return on investment.

Virtual hardware for software developers, OEMs and service providers is based on the company’s Corstone SoC reference designs. It runs as a simple application in the cloud and uses modern agile software development practices, such as continuous integration / continuous deployment (CI / CD), DevOps, and MLOps.

With precise SoC models providing mechanisms to simulate memory, peripherals, etc., software development and testing is possible without having to invest in complex hardware farms. According to Arm, this ultimately cuts a typical product design cycle from an average of five years to as little as three years.

Arm Virtual Hardware for Corstone-300 is available as a public beta on the AWS Marketplace. The first setup of an Arm Total solution for IoT is available now and covers general purpose compute and ML workload use cases, including an ML-based keyword recognition example . Virtual hardware targets from Arm SoC partners are also available for several configurations of the Arm Corstone-300 subsystem incorporating the Arm Cortex-M55 processor and the Arm Ethos-U55 microNPU.

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