Alif Semiconductor is revolutionizing the way developers create products using secure AI/ML-enabled 32-bit microcontrollers.
The Ensemble family of microcontrollers and fusion processors have been architected to provide:
Unrivaled Battery Life
Longer product life on a smaller battery.
Alif’s unique power architecture includes aiPM technology, a system that autonomously powers on only what is needed when needed, to give you battery life previously unheard of.
Single to multi-core performance for any workload.
Our processors scale seamlessly from single core to multi-core, giving you the freedom to reuse the same software across a wide spectrum of products. Ample memory, power management, security, graphics, imaging, and AI/ML, are all on-die, allowing for a true single-chip IoT design.
Protection at every part of the device life cycle.
Strong security is fundamental for connected devices. Our solution protects the device, data, and your customers throughout the full product life cycle by providing a strong Root of Trust, a separate isolated secure subsystem, identity protection, cryptographic services for user data, over the air updates, and fine-grained run-time security settings—all with minimal application overhead.
HW Accelerated AI
At least 40X faster than conventional MCUs.
All products offer hardware AI Acceleration with one or more dedicated Ethos-U55 Neural Processing Units, so you don’t have to sacrifice power or performance for AI workloads.
Edge AI Model for Hardhat Detection on Alif Ensemble Microcontrollers
Using the Alif Ensemble E7 fusion processor, Edge Impulse has trained and deployed an AI/ML model that can detect whether or not workers are wearing a hardhat on a job site. Safety helmets are mandatory in many industries, such as construction and manufacturing, to protect workers from potential injuries. Failure to wear a safety helmet increases the risk of accidents in industrial environments. In the past, supervisors were responsible for ensuring that everyone wore a helmet. However, manual oversight is often costly and inaccurate due to human factors.
Chalk Talk on Alif’s 32-bit MCUs
Watch our Chalk Talk with EE Journal where we dive into our Ensemble family of microcontrollers. The Ensemble family of MCUs is the industry’s first 32-bit microcontroller that offers high-speed and efficient AI/ML for Vision, Voice, and Vibration use cases. While tinyML is limited to low-end Voice or Vibration use cases- and can’t handle Vision use cases, Alif MCUs fill the gap in the market with the ability to process large AI/ML workloads for all three V’s – without draining battery life and raising costs as seen with power hungry GPU devices.
Alif Semiconductor and Arm At Embedded Vision Summit 2023 Showcase AI/ML Powered Face Detection
In case you missed us at Embedded Vision Summit this year, catch up with Alif & Arm for this demonstration of battery-powered AI/ML face detection with Arm Ethos-U55 and Cortex-M55 for hardware accelerated machine learning.
2023 Edge AI Report
Wevolver has partnered with industry experts like Alif Semiconductor to create a detailed report on the current state of Edge AI. The Edge AI landscape is rapidly evolving, propelled further by the advancement of machine learning and artificial intelligence. Read the 2023 Edge AI Technology Report for applicable knowledge and useful insights on the current state of Edge AI.
AI Enhanced Face Detection Demo
Watch as we demo an AI-Enhanced Face Detection Demo powered by Alif Ensemble E3, with 7 msec per inference operation, which is 40X faster than the conventional MCU. No external resources are required: ample memory, power management, and a secure element are all on-die.
Arm Tech Talk with DSP Concepts: Keyword Spotting demo with Audio Weaver on Arm Cortex-M55/Ethos-U55
Watch this Arm Tech Talk where you will get a live demonstration of DSP Concepts using Audio Weaver on Alif’s Ensemble MCU – the industry’s first silicon with the Cortex-M55 and Ethos-U55 on board. You will learn how to profile, tune, and visualize the keyword spotting model in real time and get unmatched performance improvements on Ensemble.
We enable scalable 32-bit microcontroller solutions that can support applications across a wide spectrum of use cases.
Quotes from our Partners
We have built a network of partners designed to make your design process as seamless as possible.
“Alif is way out in front of the market with the Arm Cortex-M55 based Ensemble family of MCUs. Working closely with their team of expert engineers, we were able to integrate Audio Weaver on the M55. The U55 coprocessor delivers a big performance boost for the Audio Weaver ML Module Pack. This really opens up the possibility for new innovative applications using ML based audio processing.”
“With their scalable SoC compute architecture and integrated AI acceleration, Alif Semiconductor is a game-changer in the semiconductor world. Their solutions are capable of transforming the way businesses operate, and their continued innovation is inspiring. We’re thrilled to have them as a hardware partner.”
“The integrated AI acceleration in Alif Semiconductor’s Ensemble platform enables Sensory’s truly natural engine to run both faster, and with a smaller memory footprint.”