Samsung Introduces New IoT Solution for Short-Range Connectivity

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Samsung’s new IoT solution can be used with short-range IoT devices that automate and control environments within businesses or homes

Samsung Electronics, a global leader in advanced semiconductor technology, announced the launch of Exynos i T100 – a new Internet of Things (IoT) solution, which can improve the reliability and security of devices designed for short-range communications.

“Along with previously introduced Exynos i T200 for Wi-Fi and Exynos i S111 for long-range narrow-band (NB) communications, the launch of Exynos i T100 allows Samsung to cover a wider gamut of connectivity for today’s IoT devices,” the company said in a statement.

The new IoT solution is based on a power-efficient 28-nanometer (nm) process technology and is improved to be used with short-range IoT devices that automate and control environments within businesses or homes. The comprehensive range of applications for such devices include home security and monitoring, smart lighting, temperature control, fitness wearables and fire and gas detectors.

Engineered with multiple communication protocols

Speaking on the launch of solution, Ben Hur, Senior Vice President of System LSI Marketing at Samsung Electronics, said, “Low-power short-range IoT solutions that connect various products in our homes or buildings can make our lives easier and safer. The Exynos i T100, engineered with multiple communication protocols along with strong security capabilities, will help further extend IoT services in areas where they could benefit our everyday lives.”

The latest IoT solution supports common short-range communication protocols, Zigbee 3.0, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5.0. In addition, it integrates the processor with memory in a small single-chip package, in order to improve flexibility in the product development process of device manufacturers. This new solution can also endure extreme temperatures up to 125°C and as low as -40°C.

When it comes to wireless IoT devices, the robust security features that safeguard against potential hacking and other threats are a must. The new solution comes with a distinct Security Sub-System (SSS) hardware block for data encryption and a Physical Unclonable Function (PUF) that generates a unique identity for each chipset.

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