XINYI NB-IoT chip with aitos.io BoAT inside empowers China Mobile’ s Blockchain IoT module
XINYI XY1100 NB-IoT chip launch helps initiate China Mobile’s OneMo module MN316 integration partnership with aitos.io’s BoAT SDK for Blockchain IoT Modules
aitos.io, the leader in integrating cellular IoT solutions with Blockchain technology, recently announced development and integration of BoAT(Blockhchain of AI Things) blockchain application framework embedded into XINYI Information Technology’s NB-IoT XY1100 chip, for fuel the launch of China Mobile’s OneMo Module MN316, an NB-IoT Blockchain Module.
Background introduction: aitos.io “BoAT” is an independently developed SDK middleware soluiton embedded into cellular IoT modules and customized for cellular IoT devices and platforms. “BoAT” enables IoT devices to quickly manage trusted data on the blockchain, to capitalize on accessing blockchain services and invoking smart contracts at low cost. This procedure is critical to ensure that IoT data can be uploaded to the cloud simultaneously to execute credible correspondence of data fingerprints through cryptographic hash on the blockchain. BoAT will help hundreds of millions of IoT devices to easily access blockchain service and achieve trustworthy data on the chain.
Blockchain is a distributed technology, which is mainly used to solve the problems of end-to-end data credibility and mutual trust. The Internet of Things is the amalgamation of multiple technologies. The strategic cooperation between XINYI Information Technology and aitos.io will empower XINYI’s partners with new added-value in usage for IoT applications. Blockchain will help NB-IoT technology to better match different IoT application sectors while improving connectivity capabilities to achieve technical advantages of "blockchain" through a distributed ledger, tamper-resistance and transparency. The NB-IoT chip provides a reliable operating environment, computing power, network connection conditions, and zero-distance connection with IoT data sources for the effective operation of blockchain software on IoT terminals. This can help extend the value of data from its source to Provide all-round protection on-chain. The combination of XY1100 NB-IoT chip and blockchain technology will provide a more cost-effective and exceptional network quality experience for a trusted data on-chain solution for fragmented low-speed IoT markets.
At the 2021 MWC-Shanghai show, XINYI Information Technology showcased multiple NB-IoT modules and industry terminal applications based on XY1100, such as gas & water meters, temperature measurement bracelets, laser ring scanners, and Telematics Box, smart battery monitoring modules, smart trackers, gas detectors, smart gateways, smart door locks, etc. The launch of the NB-IoT chip integrated with aitos.io’s BoAT blockchain solution will undoubtedly provide a more secure and reliable trusted data solution for the broad IoT industry application market. Traditional industry manufacturers can easily and conveniently achieve easy blockchain service access after embedding Blockchain IoT modules, thereby simplifying the technical difficulty of product development, reducing R&D investment, and accelerating time-to-market.
Leo Lin, CEO of aitos.io commented , “Our cooperation with XINYI Information Technology has really just begun, and we anticipate bolstered joint discussions with XINYI for NB-IoT ecosystem exploration. aitos.io will provide seamless connection to blockchain technology for diversified NB-IoT market segments, which will help more IoT devices to be Blockchain access-ready. At the same time, aitos.io will consistently evangelize to industry leaders the merit of integrating the BoAT ecosystem to expand upstream and downstream industry chains and combine it with IoT verticals to build broad-based ecosystem collaborative innovative capabilities using blockchain technology. The goal is to provide a one-stop solution for IoT industry applications to achieve safe and reliable blockchain service access results to unfold a strategy of detonating a golden credible data market."
Chips empower the Internet of Things, and the blockchain enables the data value for IoT to be both exemplary and enriched. At the 6th Wanxiang Blockchain Summit held last year, Dr. Xiao, Jian-hong, founder & chairman of XINYI Information Technology, elaborated on the meaning of this sentence. Dr. Xiao declared:
Both silicon chips and human beings share the same basic communications functionality, and when we think about Blockchain, its basic capabilities include the DNA derived also from IoT. Nevertheless, IoT contains additional capabilities, such as sensors, main control unit, edge computing, interaction with humans, energy harvesting in the power supply field, etc. These technologies must be organically integrated on the chip and through corresponding chips in order to help industry terminals reduce costs and power consumption, so that all parties can use these technologies more cooperatively.
From a technical perspective how can the Internet of Things and blockchain be combined to work together? Dr. Xiao, Jian-hong believes that there are two stages:
During stage one, after the leading blockchain companies have successfully developed their access to blockchain services, chip companies must then prepare a quality carrier for access to blockchain services, including a secure environment, supporting hardware and an SDK to better help partners.
During stage two, blockchain becomes the gene of the Internet of Things. We should consider how to embed it into all future chip designs from a higher dimension to reduce power consumption and improve ease of use. This requires us to deeply integrate the leading blockchain application framework.
XINYI Information Technology and aitos.io’s are planning joint synergistic and in-depth collaborative discussions in the NB-IoT sector to jointly promote the practice of "NB-IoT + blockchain" integration and innovation, while also imaging new value add from the adoption of IoT applications.
XINYI Information Technology Ltd — — the world’s leading IoT chip start-up company— was incorporated in Zhangjiang, Shanghai in March 2017, and is currently focusing on R&D and sales of IoT communication chip (NB-IoT). The company employs a group of world-class industry-leading experts and has a complete and internationally leading chip research and development capability. The founder and core team are from well-known chip and communication companies such as Broadcom, Qualcomm, Intel, and MaxLinear. They graduated from UCLA, TAMU, UT Dallas, UMN, Peking University, Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University, Southeast University and other famous universities at home and abroad. The company has won numerous awards, including “2018 NB-IoT Technology Innovation Award” and “China’s Most Investment Value NB-IoT Chip Enterprise in 2018”. It has won many supports from the State Ministry and the Shanghai Municipal Government for many times; The company has received investment of over 100 million yuan from well-known investment institutions and strategic investors. XINYI Information Technology Ltd focuses on domestic and international layout, with core as the wing, boosting the Internet of Things.
aitos.io is a technology start-up focusing on the integrated innovation of IoT and Blockchain. By combining its own rich resources in the IoT industry, aitos.io has raised the standard for a blockchain application framework BoAT (Blockchain of AI Things) with delivered via IoT chipset and module to enable IoT devices quickly implement trusted data on-chain and access the blockchain services. At the end of 2019, aitos.io and nine mainstream cellular wireless module manufacturers jointly initiated the Blockchain IoT Module alliance, and successively released their own brands of BoAT blockchain module products. This resulted in hundreds of millions of IoT devices equipped with the capability of blockchain services access as a trusted entry of IoT+Blockchain application. aitos.io’s vision is to leverage an alliance of global IoT vendors to empower them to tap the value of applications and data.
At the beginning of the project launch in the end of 2018, aitos.io received angel investment from the IoT industry expert group and strategic investment from Wanxiang Blockchain. In December 2018, aitos.io was awarded membership into ARM Accelerator Camp. In June 2019, aitos.io emerged as the founding member of China Unicom IoT and Wanxiang Blockchain IoT+Blockchain Joint Innovation Center. In November, aitos.io became a empowerment partner of Microsoft’s AI and IoT Lab . In August 2020, aitos.io transitioned into Tencent’s Blockchain Accelerator program as the first member. In February 2021, aitos.io joined RISC-V International as strategic member and initiated to form new Blockchain SIG (special interest group).