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Via service shows way to IoT design

Steve Rogerson
January 26, 2017



Taiwanese company Via Technologies has launched a custom IoT platform design service to help engineers accelerate the development of application-specific IoT systems and devices tailored to meet their requirements.
 
The service provides one-stop custom system design that covers all steps of the development process, including the definition of the core system specifications, rapid prototyping, hardware and software development, IO and wireless connectivity integration, and management of the path to production.
 
As part of this process, Via works every step of the way with the customer to select the appropriate form factor, identify the key components such as the ARM SoC, operating system, storage and memory, and determine the IO and wireless connectivity features to ensure the system meets the performance, power consumption, and functionality needs of the target IoT application.
 
Specialist chassis design, middleware and application development, and peripheral validation and sourcing services are also available to accelerate time to production.
 
“The Via custom IoT platform design service provides the fastest and most flexible path for designing and manufacturing new application-specific IoT systems and devices,” said Richard Brown, VP of international marketing at Via Technologies. “By leveraging our deep silicon design expertise and rich embedded hardware and software development capabilities, we can enable our customers to transform their innovative ideas into ultra-reliable systems optimised for their specific IoT deployment requirements.”
 
The service is one of a growing number of flexible development pathways that Via offers for accelerating IoT system innovation. These include a range of flexible enterprise IoT boards and systems for a wide range of industrial, transportation and embedded applications, and Via IoT Studio system platforms targeted at emerging smart home, smart education and smart business segments.
 
“Standardised one-size-fits-all hardware platforms are no longer sufficient for harnessing the full potential of new IoT applications,” said Brown. “Our multiple development pathways provide our customers with the greatest flexibility in optimising their systems to meet their exact requirements without having to compromise.”