To drive common architectures and frameworks within the Industrial IoT (IIoT) space, Xilinx has collaborated with Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) which is an open membership organisation, with over 180 members, with an aim to accelerate the development, adoption and widespread use of interconnected machines and devices, intelligent analytics and people at work.
According to the media release, Xilinx provides flexible and standards based solutions that combine software programmability, real-time processing, hardware optimisation, and connectivity with enhanced security and safety, required for IIoT systems. Adding further, the release mentions that its All Programmable solutions are already in production across a broad range of industrial applications including networking, factory automation, smartgrid, smartmedical, smartcities and many other applications across the industrial sectors. Xilinx’s strong FPGA and SoC device leadership and broad-reaching ecosystem maximise the innovation and deployment of Industrial IoT solutions is an advantage that will enable them to create a more secure and connected environment as stated in the release. Xilinx SDAccel, SDSoC, and Vivado High-level Synthesis software development environments also enable customers to quickly develop their smart, connected and differentiated applications in a secure manner.
Expressing views on becoming a member of IIC, Dan Isaacs, director of connected systems at Xilinx said, “Xilinx plans to work closely with the IIC member companies to collaborate and drive common architectures and frameworks that leverage both our current technologies and extensive ecosystem. We look forward to joining with industry innovators to further the technology including the safety and security requirements of the Industrial Internet.”