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26 May 2015
LIFE SCIENCES SENSORS PROGRAMMABLE PLATFORMS DESIGN PLUS
Architecting the futureDesigning the mobile networks needed
to solve the rural not-spot problem
COVER STORY 14
Covering the country
LIFE SCIENCES 19
An era of transformation
Home security just got a lot smarter
EMBEDDED SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT 24
Securing the system
PROGRAMMABLE PLATFORMS 26
HMI designs start to embrace video
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Our technologies are driving the new era of intelligent connectivity and
computing and we plan to invest heavily in these emerging
segments. So said Qualcomms president, Derek Aberle, at a media event
earlier this month.
Qualcomm is determined, alongside the likes of Intel, Samsung and IBM, to
grow its presence significantly in the fast growing Internet of Things (IoT)
And its no wonder that Qualcomm wants a piece of the action. Its certainly
a growing market and, depending on how it is defined and who you talk to,
estimates suggest it could be worth anything up to $20billion this year alone.
But, as companies rush to get a share of the market, are they ignoring one
key issue security? And even if security is not being overlooked, are the
security solutions being deployed fit for purpose? Horror stories already
abound of hackers breaking into devices and of vulnerabilities across the
Security is a top three issue for the IoT, according to ARMs chief
technology officer Mike Muller. Speaking at a NMI sponsored IoT Security
Summit held earlier this month, Muller warned that security must be
architected from the beginning and not be made an option.
Describing vulnerable security models, compromised communication
protocols and insecure firmware updates, he warned that software complexity
and bugs in any code would lead to serious security flaws.
What has to be of more concern is the fact that most engineers dont know
where to begin when it comes to security and the growing complexity of
designs is working against them. And who is actually responsible for
Muller described a possible two level approach to IoT security consisting of
a private and public state the former built with strong security that rarely
changes and the latter, while still secure, developed with an eye to faster times
to market and quicker innovation cycles.
You can be certain of two things though. If your product is successful, it will
be hacked and, as a consumer, youll end up paying for enhanced levels of
Neil Tyler, Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
of trustIoT deployments will not scale
effectively without trust
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Shielding the systemIMAGINATION LAUNCHES SCALABLE SECURITY SYSTEM FOR SoCS.
GRAHAM PITCHER REPORTS.
Imagination Technologies has launched OmniShield, designed to provide scalable and secure protection of
next generation SoCs. The approach is described as a scalable security technology that ensures that
applications which need to be secure are isolated from each other effectively and reliably as well as
protected from non secure applications. Multiple secure domains are created in which each secure/non
secure application/operating system can operate independently in its own separate environment.
Tony King-Smith, Imaginations executive vp of marketing, said: OmniShield will play a critical role in
minimising the attack surface area in next generation connected devices. PowerVR IP is already used in
secure heterogeneous environments, thanks to the virtualisation in some Series6XT GPUs. Well soon see
OmniShield ready systems based on our other processors. This is the start of a new era of secure SoC and
cloud based systems design.
The multidomain separation based approach is said to not only ensure security and reliability, but also to
ease development and deployment of applications and services. It also addresses scalability; in a
heterogeneous architecture, application data and resources will be shared between the CPU and other
processors in the system.
Imagination is building OmniShield support into all of its processors. In addition, Imagination and its
partners will provide virtualised root of trust IP blocks for OmniShield, including crypto, Public Key Accelerator,
true random number generators, secure I/O for external TPMs and secure ROM.
A software platform from OneSpin Solutions allows third party companies with limited knowledge of formal technology
to develop and deliver domain specic formal based applications.
Called 360 LaunchPad, the software can be delivered as part of the app by the developer or the app can be
included in the OneSpin App Library, working with its formal products.
Were taking our assertion based engine and packaging it so other companies can use it inside their products,
said Dave Kelf, vp of marketing.
To date, Agnisys and Tortuga Logic have integrated LaunchPad into their products. Tortuga has used it as part of its
Prospect hardware security product line, while Agnisys ARV-Formal combines LaunchPad with its Automatic Register
Verication0app to ensure register0operations in an RTL design are formally proven to match a specication.
Kelf said he expected this approach to enable more tools to be created. We think there could be a couple of
hundred customers in the IP sector, he concluded.
Software provides launch pad for formal based apps
Researchers at CSEM
claim their Vision-in-
Package (VIP) system
combines all necessary
elements into a volume
of less than 1cm.
Featuring an ARM Cortex M4F,
the VIP also integrates 2Mbyte of Gash, 64Mbyte of
SDRAM and a 2.4GHz RF transceiver, while the HD
camera has a QVGA imager.
Measuring 16.5 x 16.5 x 3mm, VIP communicates
via various ports and can be integrated into existing
platforms using a software development kit.
sales up by 18%Worldwide industrial semiconductor revenues in 2014
grew to $40.4billion, 18% more than in the previous
year, according to market analysts IHS.
Texas Instruments was the largest industrial
semiconductor supplier, with sales of $3.5bn,
followed by STMicroelectronics and InFneon, while
Micron and ON Semiconductor entered the top 10 at
the expense of Maxim and Cree.
Among the top 10 semiconductor suppliers, nine
achieved sales growth in 2014 seven returning
double digit growth. Only Renesas saw its revenues
IHS forecasts a 7% increase in industrial
semiconductor sales in 2015 and a compound
annual growth rate of 6% until 2019.
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