IoT nodes

Parallelization, virtualization, security for smart gateways and smart “things”

With billions of IoT devices being deployed and trillions of dollars at stake, it is very critical to make correct decisions when selecting the architecture of the tiny smart “thing” or the sensor edge node. This miniature connected edge sensor not only has to provide critical data but has to ensure that it is secure … Read more

OnmiShield

Micro-virtualize or die! Why SoC vendors need to listen to our webinar

On Wednesday 23rd March we will hold a webinar entitled ‘Micro-virtualize or die! Securing connected MCUs with OmniShield’. There are some that might baulk at the use of this rather hyperbolic title but we think it’s actually quite reasonable. After all, as the internet of things starts to coalesce from theory into reality and the … Read more

Register for our webinar: ‘Hardware Security for the Car with OmniShield’

98 seconds. Just 98 seconds. That’s all the time it took recently for an internet-connected security webcam to be attacked by malware once it was plugged in. This is a clear illustration that anything that connected to the internet is almost certain to face a malware attack sooner rather than later. Such is the nature … Read more

OmniShield brings security by isolation to the automotive market

According to the latest data published by the World Health Organization (WHO), there were 1.25 million road traffic deaths globally in 2013. More than 36,000 people have lost their life in the United States due to car accidents; the numbers paint an even more unfortunate picture for China and India: both countries have registered more … Read more

The MIPS architecture and virtualization

They say that history repeats itself. At the turn of the century, many in the computing industry were engaged in a fascinating debate about how multithreading and virtualization would become the next big thing in desktop PCs and servers providing a big performance boost for many high-throughput applications. Ten years later, both concepts are making … Read more

Imagination joins the IoT Security Foundation

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the official launch of the IoT Security Foundation. Held on the top floor of the Digital Catapult building in central London, this event included speakers from Beecham Research, NMI, Copper Horse, and Imagination Technologies. Robin Duke-Woolley, CEO of Beecham Research, set the scene by introducing the IoT … Read more

Microchip upgrades PIC32MZ EF family to MIPS M-class M5150 MCU

Late last evening I was very excited to see an update on the Microchip Technology website announcing that the CPU at the heart of the PIC32MZ family has been upgraded to MIPS M5150, our latest Warrior M-class processor. PIC32 is a family of high performance microcontrollers for the widest range of embedded and IoT projects. … Read more

New security technologies for connected embedded devices

Virtualization, security and trusted execution environments are all trending topics in the new age of ubiquitous connectivity. However, there is a lot of confusion over how these technologies work together and their role in the overall mobile and embedded computing ecosystem. Luckily, Mike Borza, CTO of the Synopsys-owned Elliptic Technologies has published an extremely insightful whitepaper … Read more

Baikal-T1 communications processor features high-performance MIPS P5600 CPU

Less than a year ago I was getting ready to attend the TSMC 2014 Technology Symposium in Moscow, an event that brought together the elite of electronics engineers from Russia. One of the companies that I met during my visit was a newly formed group that was working on an exciting new project involving a … Read more