IoT for Smart Cities Transforms Urban Areas

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 the Internet of Things (IoT) can transform the urban environment.

Smart Cameras

IoT devices enhanced with innovative computer vision technologies can improve how cities function, helping to optimize resources, increase mobility and provide health and safety benefits to residents.

Arm is powering the growth of smart cameras and the new use cases they enable across industries and markets, through key advancements in computing, image processing, security and machine learning (ML) capabilities.

Faster Deployments with Software-defined Smart Cameras

The functionality of a smart camera is no longer defined by the specific hardware it ships with, it is now defined in software and can be referred to as a software-defined smart camera (SDC). Learn about the key technologies that underpin an SDC and considerations when architecting one.

Arm Enables Secure Computer Vision for Smart Cameras

Smart cameras use computer vision to capture and interpret real-world image data. Increasing adoption of this technology, combined with advances in security, heterogeneous computing, image processing and cloud services enable vision products that are more capable than ever.

How Machine Learning is Enabling New Smart Camera Applications

Smart cameras are one of the fastest growing areas of ML. This webinar showcases multiple ML smart camera use cases and provides guidance on how to analyze neural network models and use them to accelerate product design.


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 will enhance 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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Autonomous driving is the next frontier for car manufacturers; it will be a revolution that changes the concept of mobility as we know it. Arm is playing a role in this transformation by providing high-performance compute platforms, meeting the power-efficient energy requirements that allow manufacturers to deploy autonomous vehicles at scale, and turn concepts into reality.

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Use Cases

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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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