Farming support platform for smart agriculture development enabled by IAR Systems’ solutions.
Developing with IAR Embedded Workbench
Why choosing a product from IAR Systems?
Ohzeki says: There were two factors that appealed to us. One was the fact that the development tools for embedded devices of IAR Systems included well-tested compiler functions and security functions. Superior tools are necessary for technology development, and if the engineering strengths of our two companies are combined, the resulting synergy should culminate in success. The other factor was that IAR Systems has built relations with customers in a broad range of areas, and so has substantial expertise.
Ohzeki again: In addition, in future it will likely be necessary to introduce edge computing and other features into Farm Assist. At the moment, data acquired by sensor devices and is uploaded to the cloud, and AI is used to make judgments and determine the timing for watering. However, it may not be necessary to upload all of the data to the cloud. For example, if the objective is to deal with pests, then such large amounts of computation ability may not be needed. In such cases, I think in the future it would be worth studying the possibility of placing edge computers between the sensor devices and the cloud.
What about using IAR Embedded Workbench for development of edge computers as well?
Ohzeki says: Of course, I think IAR Systems' solutions are an option. I think that one advantage of the IAR Systems' IDE is that, in microcomputer development for a multivendor environment, work can be performed in the same environment. This has a major impact on productivity, and the IDE is fully provided with the necessary functions, and so I think it can be called a good fit for development.
I think that one advantage of the IAR Systems' IDE is that, in microcomputer development for a multivendor environment, work can be performed in the same environment.