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A Recipe To Protect Trillions Of IoT Devices

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With security in IoT becoming more and more important, ARM hopes to protect trillions of connected devices which will be embedded within sensors, smartphones, cars, medical devices and more, by unveiling a new security framework for IoT devices. Supporting the new framework, ST has launched its new MCUs to boost protection for connected, smart devices. Gearing up the development of software for smart cameras in cars, Renesas and ASTC are jointly developing an innovative Virtual Platform.

Framework To Secure Trillions Of Devices

ARM says that IoT security is not optional and has announced what it claims the first common industry framework for building secure connected devices, called Platform Security Architecture (PSA). The firm is also offering new firmware and core offerings to implement them. ARM notes that its technology has been included in over 100 billion chips shipped since 1991 and it is expecting another 100 billion to be shipped by 2021. These will be embedded within sensors, smartphones, cars, medical devices and more.  To address IoT security requirements, the framework has threat models and security analysis, hardware and firmware architecture specifications, firmware source code to implement better IoT security standards, and much more. Read more.

MCUs Feature New Security Architecture To Boost Protection Of IoT Devices

STMicroelectronics said that its new STM32H7 Series MCU leverages the new Platform Security Architecture (PSA) from Arm to boost protection for connected, smart devices. ST notes that ARM’s PSA helps to make core security capabilities like device identity and over-the-air (OTA) updates more affordable and scalable for small autonomous IoT devices. This works along with the existing security features of STM32 microcontrollers. Read more.

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Chip Brings Bluetooth 5 To The Most Cost sensitive Wireless Devices

Nordic Semiconductor has announced that its ‘nRF52810 Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) System-on-Chip is now available in high volume. The nRF52810  is a memory-optimized addition to the company’s nRF52 Series high-performance Bluetooth 5-certified SoCs. Example target applications include network-connected sensors and beacon building blocks for the IoT, low-cost wearables, low-cost wireless mice and keyboards for computers and tablets, toys, disposable medical monitoring devices, and connectivity controllers as companions to much larger MCUs. The chip’s launch will be accompanied by S112 SoftDevice, Nordic’s latest RF Bluetooth 5 (Bluetooth LE) protocol stack, and a new version of nRF5 SDK, a development tool with full peripheral driver support for the nRF52810 SoC. Read more.



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