Essential Roles, Challenges and Development of Embedded MCU Micro-Systems to Innovate Edge Computing for the IoT/AI Age

Takashi KONO  Yasuhiko TAITO  Hideto HIDAKA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E103-C   No.4   pp.132-143
Publication Date: 2020/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.2019CDI0001
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Solid-State Circuit Design — Architecture, Circuit, Device and Design Methodology)
Category: Integrated Electronics
edge computing,  embedded system,  embedded flash memory,  IoT,  AI,  

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Embedded system approaches to edge computing in IoT implementations are proposed and discussed. Rationales of edge computing and essential core capabilities for IoT data supply innovation are identified. Then, innovative roles and development of MCU and embedded flash memory are illustrated by technology and applications, expanding from CPS to big-data and nomadic/autonomous elements of IoT requirements. Conclusively, a technology roadmap construction specific to IoT is proposed.