Smart homes

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Valued content anywhere

With more than 55% of consumer devices powered by ARM IP, ARM is the architecture of choice for both mobile and non-mobile content-rich consumer devices.

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Diversity of solutions

The ARM partnership scales to meet the diverse needs of home applications, from the tiniest of sensors to engaging multimedia content devices such as smart TVs.

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Evolving consumer interactions

Consumer experiences are transforming through the utilization of increased intelligence enabled by power efficient ARM processing technologies.

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Building smarter home automation

Smart home technologies improve efficiencies, provide increased security and reduce costs. Low-power connectivity and extensible device management enable deployments at scale.

Content accessible anywhere, anytime

Working in partnership to expand possibilities

ARM provides the technology foundation that enables consumers to access, enjoy, and interact with the latest premium content across all screen types, anywhere, anytime.

Working in partnership with studios and content producers on leading standards for next generation content experiences on DTVs, set top boxes and mobile devices, ARM processors and multimedia technologies provide the balance of performance and efficiency for Ultra UHD content, enabling improved dynamic range, increased frame rate and spatial resolution.

These premium content experiences also require new levels of content protection, and the ARM TrustZone security technology scales across device types to allow our partners meet these new requirements for crypto, key management and media path protection.



Consumer choice is built on diversity

Ecosystem of partners meets individual needs

In 2015 there were over 100 million smart TVs, set-top-boxes and over-the-top boxes powered by ARM IP.

A combination of scalable microprocessors and graphics processing is required.

ARM’s Mali graphics processor is the number one graphics processing unit (GPU) in smart TVs and OTT devices.

The success of ARM in the home market is possible due to the talent of the ARM ecosystem.

This is exemplified with the large number of diverse silicon products our partners produce utilizing ARM IP and pairing it with their market or technological expertise.

Just as important is the software ecosystem that must be in place to quickly and efficiently enable products to get to market, and the breadth of applications that can run across any ARM-based platform to create a consistent consumer experience.

Silicon products can be off-the-shelf or custom. Learn more about ARM’s solutions for custom SoC development.



For consumers, it is all about the experience

Enabling transformational interactions

 One of the most significant transformations in the home over the coming years will be the increasing simplification of interactions between users and devices.

Remote controls are being replaced by voice commands and gestures, taps are replacing complicated menus, and vision recognition and machine intelligence will increasingly hide complex processes from users.

More advanced levels of interaction require increasing capabilities from general purpose processors, connectivity and specialized machine intelligence.

The ARM processor roadmaps are continually pushing the bounds of processing capability per area and per power budget for a continuous increase in intelligence.

Combined with our ARM Cardio radio IP for connectivity and Apical image processing technology, we are providing the building blocks on which creative application and services developers can evolve consumer interactions. 

The combination of highly integrated hardware solutions from the ARM partnership and a vibrant software and developer ecosystem is driving this continuous innovation in experience.



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The evolving smart home

Connecting intelligence across the home

A smart home is are complex system that requires diverse technology components and advanced software, all at a consumer cost point and with ease-of-use.

Devices must not only connect to one another, and to cloud systems, but must also be capable of evolving services and enhanced automation capabilities.

ARM Cordio solutions enable partners to build Bluetooth(R) and other connectivity standards for a broad range of connected devices. Our image signal processing and vision technologies are powering home vision sensors to expertly detect objects and human faces.

Connecting all of this intelligence into the cloud and managing deployments, our mbed platform software securely provisions and manages devices for evolving services.

With highly efficient processing, common industry standards, open software development environments and scalable device management capabilities, the smarter home is within reach.

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