MindSphere-ready products from ADI are designed to enable asset tracking, resource utilization optimization, condition-based monitoring and predictive maintenance. A key component will be Analog Devices' ADI’s wireless sensor networking technology known as SmartMesh. SmartMesh enables sensors to communicate in IoT environments, via a mesh network protocol.
Analog is adding on top of this a system for secure end-to-end system identification and authentication of electronic hardware as well as a simulation and analysis of cyber operations.
"By collaborating with Siemens in the MindSphere ecosystem, Analog Devices is able to deliver high-performance sensor-to-cloud solutions that give MindSphere customers a competitive edge," said Dzianis Lukashevich, emerging business director at Analog Devices, in a statement.
The MindSphere products are expected to be available from Analog Devices and Siemens in early 2018.