Smart Cities Start with IoT

Cities are constantly striving to be more sustainable, secure, safer, and healthier for their residents. A smart city aims to achieve these goals using digital, connected technology while addressing challenges such as rapid urbanization, pollution, climate change, and resource constraints. To do so, city officials are examining all the functions they provide—from transportation, energy, healthcare, and street lighting to better educational and cultural spaces—and asking how IoT on Arm technology can help transform the urban environment.

Smart Vision

IoT devices enhanced with innovative computer vision technologies are transforming the world around us and delivering new experiences in diverse environments, from retail to smart home. Arm is at the forefront of innovation for smart vision devices, providing specialized and intelligent processing capabilities combined with standardized, secure software to accelerate development.

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Arm technology and our strong ecosystem of partners support the critical functional safety and scalable, real-time performance requirements for modern industrial operations, from smart manufacturing and automation, to robotics and industrial IoT (IIoT). In often challenging environments, industrial users require low-power, high-performance silicon that can be easily implemented in to secure end-to-end solutions.

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Advanced technologies, such as AI/ML, robotics, and VR/AR are already enhancing healthcare in key areas, from wearable medical devices and biosensors to surgical robotics and genomic sequencing. Arm technology enables the necessary security, performance, and functional safety for all of us to reap the benefits.

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Smart Homes and Buildings

People spend 90 percent of their time indoors. At Arm, we believe that the buildings we inhabit can be made more sustainable, responsive, healthy, and secure for occupants—as well as more profitable for owners—by making them more intelligent. That intelligence is enabled by IoT.


Always-on IoT devices are becoming reality for buildings that adapt seamlessly around inhabitants. These new, enhanced and connected everyday objects, such as smoke detectors, TVs, refrigerators, smart lighting, and heating systems, are now using sensor technology to constantly gather data about the physical world around us. These devices can then use embedded compute, machine learning and signal processing capabilities to translate that data into usable information.

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The software-defined vehicle is the next frontier for car manufacturers; it is a revolution that changes the driving experience as we know it. Arm and our world-leading partner ecosystem provide OEMs and the automotive industry with the processor IP, tools, and software solutions for automated driving, software-defined cars, and unique in-vehicle experiences.

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Use Cases

Where Innovation and Ideas Come to Life

Conserving Biodiversity with AI

The worldwide decline in biological diversity is endangering the environment and food security for humans and animals.’s monitoring technology can analyze the amount of bees, movement paths, and registered pollen to assess habitat diversity.

Intelligent Transport Control

NXP’s solutions for roadside units can directly sense vehicles and pedestrians, potentially optimizing traffic flow on roads and improving passenger and pedestrian safety.

Smart Irrigation to Save Water

H20Pro combines a sprinkler timer with a flow meter to remotely monitor and control outdoor water usage, even adjusting schedules based on recent or anticipated rainfall forecast locally.

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