Our IoT USP Is Compute, Communication, and Cloud: Ashwin Ramachandra

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With IoT as its catch-phrase, and focus on three important technical domains viz. Compute, Communication, and Cloud; Sasken Technologies has managed to carve a niche for itself. We sat down with Ashwin Ramachandra, vice-president and head, product engineering services for a candid chat.


Q. What is your organisation’s USP with respect to IoT?

A. IoT is a catch-all phrase for highly specialized functions in 3 key domains: compute, communicate and cloud. Sasken understands IoT each of these through long years of engagements.

Q. What are the key technologies that you are working on?

A. Sasken has focus areas on each of the 3 key domains. In compute, we work on constrained platforms, that are key for reduced power consumption and long life of devices.

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In communicate, we work on several short and long range communications technologies. Sasken has early implementations of LTE Cat-M2, which is expected to be the cellular standard for IoT.

In the Cloud arena, Sasken has extensive analytics tools that help provide excellent insights that are actionable.

Q.Any particular elements that you are already known or famous for (even within your community or sector)?

A. Sasken is the known leader in communication solutions in the cellular space. We are ranked as leaders in the semiconductor and telecommunication space by Zinnov Zones 2016 – PES. Over the years, Sasken’s deep embedded excellence has powered several semiconductor, device and auto solutions.

Q. What niche do you intent to be a leader in?

A. IoT is applicable across several segments. Sasken intends to develop sharp points-of-view in the wearables, industrial and auto segments.

Q. What are the major features or projects that your team is currently involved in?

A. Sasken has several ongoing programs on IoT. These include software and solutions in the Telematics, Home Automation and Gateway areas. These have brought unique use cases to life and show-case our view-points.

Q. Who all have you partnered with respect to technologies and components, and why?

A. The IoT paradigm is enabled with a huge ecosystem of partners who bring in specific technologies. We are evaluating partnerships with device management, IoT platforms and security solution providers

Q. Do you have an training/internship program?

A.No.

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