Today Google announced an extension of access to their Brillo operating system and Weave communication platform to their broader developer community.
Brillo is a lightweight embedded operating system based on Android that is open, extensible, secure and applicable to a variety of devices and use cases in the embedded market. As a leader in the embedded market, we focus on delivering smart and secure solutions for the connected world. This shared vision for the future of embedded computing, combined with the broad adoption of i.MX application processors in the market, resulted in us being selected as an early access silicon vendor for Brillo OS and Weave communication platform.
Design engineers need high performance, low power processing solutions and scalable and extensible software solutions. Our portfolio of i.MX application processors have offered an Android board support package since 2009, creating one of the industry’s leading hardware/software solutions that enables developers to move from prototype to production as seamlessly as possible. We are excited to extend this leading solution to Brillo and our recently announced i.MX 6UltraLite a high performance, ultra-efficient processor based on the ARM® Cortex®-A7 core. This combination will deliver a platform that will radically extend the number of secure connected embedded devices that can communicate together.
As Brillo OS access is extended to the developer community, we have utilized our strong partner ecosystem to offer hardware that will be both Brillo OS and Weave platform compatible. Working with us and Google, TechNexion will offer their Pico-i.MX6UL system-on-module based on the i.MX6UL and base board designed for the embedded IoT market.
We strive to support software innovation and communication protocols that enable you to connect the world. In the coming months, we will continue to work with the Brillo team and our hardware partners to deliver more powerful, low power platforms that enable the developer community to explore the full potential of Brillo in the embedded market.