NXP Semiconductors has integrated the Amazon Greengrass software on its Layerscape Intelligent Gateway platform.

Amazon Greengrass is a software that extends Amazon Web Service's (AWS) Cloud capabilities to local devices, allowing them to collect and analyse data closer to the source of information, while also securely communicating with each other on local networks.

The integration, according to NXP, will provide efficient security support for edge computing and Internet of Things cloud interactions, paving the way for agile business delivery and secure IoT access for homes, companies and other business environments.

NXP's Intelligent Gateway platform uses the company’s QorIQ Layerscape processor architecture. In addition to advanced edge computing power and security performance, the processor can seamlessly extend AWS Cloud capabilities to the device side, processing data collected by Internet users in local real-time, enabling it to be simultaneously managed, analysed and stored permanently in the cloud, according to the company.

Layerscape series processors use small size, low power consumption 64-bit ARMv8 architecture. The product line includes single-core, dual-core, quad-core and eight-core SoCs. This series of processors also integrates a network, security, storage and TSN hardware acceleration engine and programmable application interface. NXP said the Layerscape processors are the preferred platform for SDN/NFV edge computing nodes, as well as enterprise, industrial and home-grade intelligent gateway devices.

In the future, NXP and Amazon Web Services will explore further areas of cooperation in edge computing and cloud platforms to ensure IoT data security through collaborative innovation.