NXP unveils its new i.MX 8 processor

18 July, 2016

The company presented its latest multisensory enablement kit designed for novel and secure natural human machine interaction

The company presented its latest multisensory enablement kit designed for novel and secure natural human machine interaction

NXP’s i.MX 8 processor

Dutch semiconductors giant NXP presented its new i.Max processor for multisensory experience. At the same time, the company unveiled its i.MX 8 based multisensory enablement kit (MEK). NXP says the kit is designed to transform the way we interact with machines and computer systems, by advancing multimedia and display interfaces across demanding compute and media-intensive applications.

The new i.MX 8 MEK is based on the i.MX 8 processor family, characterized by a high security level and low energy consumption. The kit features system partitioning o make it easier for developers to focus on innovative application software-defined outcomes with hardware-defined security to ensure safety and privacy in various critical applications including connected vehicles, and connected medical or industrial machinery and tools. With the intelligent i.MX 8 architecture, data can be accessible and securely extracted for meaningful information and value to consumers and businesses.

“The era of supercharged computing is here and offers a lot of potential to transform the way we work, live and play,” said Geoff Lees senior vice president and general manager for the microcontroller business line at NXP.  “In this new world of GPU-acceleration, consumers can anticipate amazing interactive experiences with machines and connected devices around them. The i.MX 8 architecture gives developers freedom to flex their imaginations and design natural human machine interactions for everyday activities with everything in life.”

Multi-Sensory, Vivid Experiences with Any Object or Surface

i.MX 8 is designed to enhance interactivity using a powerful media engine. It features 4K video and graphics performance that can be implemented in most surfaces or objects that may benefit from virtual or augmented reality-based experiences. The technology opens opportunities to develop human machine interactions like robotic and vision detection, personal drones for family or businesses and wearable devices that can enable scanning for modern industrial automation and efficiency.

Private and Personalized Interactions

nxp_imx8-300x169The i.MX 8 architecture balances consumer accessibility with the highest level of safety and security. Designed from the ground up for advanced security, the architecture features software and hardware platform separation and key fail/recovery options to protect digital personalities and enable engagement with connected, digital interfaces safely and securely.

Accessibility and Safety for Critical Applications

i.MX 8 drives multisensory advancements for intuitive gesture control, voice recognition, natural speech recognition and audio acceleration. In mission critical applications such as healthcare or industrial implementations such as connected vehicles the i.MX 8 technology configures its experience to match digital personalities. For example, in connected cars, key driving information is configured and presented in multiple displays covering infotainment to instrument clusters and advanced heads-up displays, personalized comfort with configured seats, volume for music and device connectivity can be designed to enhance driving enjoyment and safety.

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