Below is our recent interview with Ayelet Oz, Marketing Manager at Variscite:
Q: Can you tell us something more about the company?
A: Variscite develops, produces and manufactures System on Module solutions while consistently setting the highest bar in terms of quality in the embedded systems market. Variscite provides the most diverse ARM-based SoM portfolio with a wide range of configuration and pin-compatible options that covers an entire embedded products and applications range; from entry-level solutions for simple sensors-based products to high-performance for multimedia-oriented products.
Variscite’s in-house production fully complies with the strict medical ISO13485 and ISO9001 standards. Thanks to the company’s ongoing online documentation and personal R&D assistant as well as the generous longevity, the company’s customers are enjoying full support from the early development stages throughout the end product life-cycle.
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Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?
A: Variscite announced a new partnership with Sequitur Labs, a leading security company providing a complete chip-to-cloud software solution for secure device design, manufacturing, and lifecycle management.
The collaboration aims to deliver a complete security solution for customers using Variscite’s i.MX8 based System on Module for IoT and Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications.
Sequitur’s platform is already fully integrated with Variscite’s i.MX 8M Plus modules, the DART-MX8M-PLUS and VAR-SOM-MX8M-PLUS. The modules are based on a 1.8GHz Quad Cortex™-A53 NXP’s i.MX 8M Plus processor with 800MHz Cortex™-M7 Real-time co-processor and integrate dedicated Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning (AI/ML) capabilities. Both are members of Variscite’s Pin2Pin products families along with additional modules based on the entire i.MX 8 series and popular i.MX 6 platforms. The broad pin-compatibility options allow Variscite’s customers to enjoy ultimate scalability and extended longevity, as well as reduced development time, costs, and risks.
Sequitur’s support in additional i.MX 8 and i.MX 6 System on Modules is already in process.
Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?
A: The partnership extends Variscite’s ecosystem and overall system solution around our SoM solutions for the rapidly growing embedded IoT products trend.
Also, the close partnership with Sequitur Labs has led us to produce a joint webinar which will take place on October 13th
Q: What can we expect from your company in next 6 months? What are your plans?
A: Variscite is always aiming to innovate with future-proof solutions, well ahead of the market, and to provide a one-stop-shop embedded solution for our customers. Partnerships like this one along with an upcoming new announcement (soon) and deep long-time partners like NXP, help us provide complete up-to-date hardware and software solutions and in some cases even before it heats the market. For example, Variscite is the only NXP partner promoted to Platinum Partner membership and the only partner to get early access to all i.MX8 families. We were able to provide our customers with both hardware and software ready-to-use products at the same time that NXP released its processors.
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Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?
A: Many SoM companies have products that are based on the same SoC and provides similar features. One of the qualities that set Variscite apart is our support. Our customers are getting in-house technical support directly from our R&D engineers, the very same team who develop the SoM. In addition, we provide full software with every development kit, comprehensive hardware documentation, and a dedicated software wiki website with step-by-step tutorials that are regularly updated with new software releases. The support is free of charge and we were able to reduce the response time (mostely within less then 24 hours) by providing a local technical support in targeted countries, in different time zones and in local languages.