Infineon Technologies Introduces New PSOC Edge MCU Family Heightened for ML Applications

By Chad Cox

Production Editor

Embedded Computing Design

May 16, 2024

Image Credit: Infineon Technologies

Munich, Germany. Infineon Technologies AG introduced its new PSOC Edge MCU family consisting of the E81, E83, and E84 heightened for machine learning (ML) applications and delivering a scalable range of performance, features, and memory possibilities. The three MCUs support a variety of peripheral sets, on chip memory, hardware security features, and a variety of connectivity options including USB HS/FS with PHY CAN, Ethernet, WiFi 6, BTBLE, and Matter.

The PSOC Edge E81 utilizes ARM Helium DSP technology, while the E83 and E84 leverage the Arm Ethos-U55 micro-NPU processor providing a 480x enhancement in ML performance when juxtaposed with general Cortex-M systems. All solutions support the Infineon NNlite neural network accelerator for ML applications in the low-power compute domain.

Ideal applications for the PSOC Edge E8x are Human Machine Interface (HMI) in appliances and industrial devices, smart home, security systems, robotics, and wearables. The E83 and E84 MCUs deliver advanced competences for HMI implementations, including ML-based wake-up, vision-based position detection, and face/object recognition. The PSOC Edge E84 series adds low-power graphics display (up to 1028×768). All three support voice/audio sensing for activation and control.


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The book, of course, arrives as the American press still wrestles with how to cover Donald Trump and the anti-democratic movement which he leads. Kristof, having spent years reporting on repressive governments across far-flung corners of the globe, is not shy about offering the lessons he has learned covering autocrats. The American press, he writes in clear-eyed terms, “shouldn’t be neutral about upholding democracy” and must not “dispassionately observe our way to authoritarianism.”

We spoke with Kristof over email for a Q&A about this and more. Our conversation is printed below in its unedited form.

The opening scene of your memoir takes place in the Congo in 1997. You write that you thought you might lose

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