Embedded World 2023: First AI/ML Arm Cortex-M85 demos

14 March 2023
Performance upgrades will be shown in the demo that Renesas will be showcasing at Embedded World 2023. Source: Renesas

At Embedded World 2023, Renesas Electronics Corp. will showcase what it claims is the first live demonstrations of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) implementations on a microprocessor based on the Arm Cortex-M85 processor.

The demo will show a performance upgrade in AI/ML applications made possible by the Cortex-M85 core and Arm’s Helium technology.

The demonstration showcases a people detection application developed in collaboration with Plumerai, which identifies and tracks persons in the camera frame in various lighting and environmental conditions. A second demonstration will showcase a motor control predictive maintenance use case with an AI-based unbalanced load detection application using TensorFlow Lite for MCUs.

The processor will be implemented into Renesas’ family of MCUs that includes more than 250 different devices.

Features of the new AL/ML processor include:

  • Arm TrustZone technology
  • Integrated cryptographic engine
  • Immutable storage
  • Renesas’ flexible software package
  • Performance uplift for ML and digital signal processing applications
  • Pointer authentication/branch target identification (PAC/BTI) security extension
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