Secure and Connected Smart Homes Offer Productivity and Entertainment

Always-connected devices feature prominently in the modern home. From smart TVs and set-top boxes to thermostats and lighting, these devices now use both complex processor and graphics IP with simple sensor technology to make the home compute experience more comfortable and convenient. Arm offers a family of scalable, compatible IP products and software development tools that give manufacturers the flexibility to create smart home technology at a viable production cost.

Arm IP Powers Rich Media Devices

Smart TVs – The Hub of the Connected Home

One of the central features of smart homes and buildings is the smart TV (DTV), which today contains more high-performance compute than ever. If you own a smart TV, chances are it’s powered by Arm processing and graphics technology that has helped make these entertainment systems indispensable for consumers.

 

Cortex-A and Mali graphics processors make up a sizable number of the DTV market. Over 95 percent of smart TVs are based on the Cortex-A family of processors, while 80 percent of smart TVs shipped today are based on Mali GPUs.

Scalable and Energy-Efficient IoT Technology

Home Automation and Connectivity

The breadth and potential of IoT is extraordinary, providing convenience and timesaving opportunities throughout our daily lives. Advances in AI and the shift towards endpoint and edge computing are creating new possibilities for home automation. These possibilities can range from security systems that notify you when an unfamiliar face or suspicious noise is detected, to smart home hubs that not only control lights and appliances but predict when maintenance is needed, such as when a lightbulb will need replacing.

 

These innovative IoT devices require secure, end-to-end technology solutions. Arm offers the processing capabilities, software and development tools, and vast partner ecosystem to help optimize and streamline the development of these smart home devices.

Arm-based Designs for Smart Houses

Ecosystem-Driven Innovation

Multi-Standard Communication for the Connected Home

ConcurrentConnect technology from Qorvo enables seamless operation of multiple smart home devices that are connected via different networks without performance loss. Qorvo’s solution opens the door for OEMs to easily deploy ML-enabled home automation devices across multiple radio networks.

Smarter Homes at the Push of a Button

Naran’s MicroBot Push is a simple way to turn standard home appliances into smart devices, enabling users to remotely control devices that don’t have their own connectivity. The Push is particularly beneficial for people with disabilities, providing home automation and notifying care givers if appliances have not been activated as normal.

Intelligent Wireless Charging

The PowerSpot wireless power transmitter from Powercast offers synchronized, long-range wireless charging for commercial and industrial electronic devices at distances of up to 80ft. Powercast uses Arm Keil MDK to compile the high-performance firmware to facilitate the superior long-range wireless power transfer.

Smart Homes News Spotlight

Dialog and Arm Deliver Lowest power Wi-Fi Chip

To reduce the frequency of battery replacement in IoT devices, Dialog and Arm have collaborated to develop the world’s lowest power Wi-Fi SoC. This technology can simplify smart home architecture and increase the adoption of wireless products in IoT.

A Smarter TV Experience, Powered by Arm

Arm technology sits at the heart of over 600 million home consumer devices, including smart TVs, set-top boxes (STBs) and games consoles, and is now enabling new innovations including artificial intelligence and cloud gaming.

Technology Trends Defining Set-Top Boxes

Demands for increased computation power, advanced graphics and more machine learning capabilities are driving the evolution of set-top boxes.