Honeywell, NXP Harness AI to Propel Sustainability

Honeywell and NXP Semiconductors N.V. to help optimize commercial buildings’ sense and securely control energy consumption.

Accordingly, the collaboration aims to help make buildings operate more intelligently. Particularly, by integrating NXP Semiconductors’ neural network-enabled, industrial-grade applications processors into Honeywell’s building management systems (BMS). The agreement will initially focus on the Honeywell Optimizer Suite, which offers a flexible, more future-proofed building control and automation platform.

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), buildings’ operations contribute to 30% of global final energy consumption and 26% of global energy-related emissions. Thus, the decisions made today will significantly impact future energy use and potential savings.

Harnesses AI, Machine Learning

Presently, smart energy solutions increasingly leverage machine learning and data analytics to enhance buildings’ autonomy and energy efficiency. Moreover, the efforts aim to deliver smart energy solutions powered by AI/machine learning and data analytics to enhance building autonomy. Thus, driving energy efficiency while guiding service technicians. The goal is to fully leverage NXP’s neural network-enabled i.MX chipset capabilities to further enhance Honeywell’s BMS product offerings.

“Buildings are increasingly relying on data and the ability to control operations via automation to make them more sustainable while operating more efficiently,” said Suresh Venkatarayalu, Honeywell’s chief technology officer. “NXP’s latest machine learning solutions will help us deliver excellence in building automation for our customers.”

“It has never been more important to increase the sustainability and comfort of smart buildings,” said Lars Reger, NXP Semiconductors’ chief technology officer.

In addition, Reger said NXP’s advanced portfolio of securely connected processing solutions have the support of easy-to-use tools for rapid AI model development. Also, for service platform for provisioning and managing IoT devices throughout the long building management lifecycle.

Thus, Reger said NXP’s capabilities, combined with that of Honeywell, marks an important milestone in their shared vision to enable a smarter, more connected world.

Improved Sustainability Outcomes

Honeywell will build on NXP’s scalable semiconductor and software solutions, such as the i.MX 8M applications processors and i.MX RT crossover microcontrollers. Particularly, to help securely observe, learn, and adapt in real time. Thus, enhancing analytics and decision-making in the same on-site BMS equipment that manages critical building systems.

Augmented by cloud-based big data analytics through the Honeywell Forge analytics solutions, buildings can increasingly leverage better foresight and insight for energy usage optimization to enable improved sustainability outcomes.