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Cypress expands collaboration with Arm to deliver IoT platform with secure device management

Cypress Semiconductor is expanding its collaboration with Arm to enable secure, easy-to-use management of Internet of Things (IoT) edge nodes based on Cypress’ compute and connectivity hardware.

The solution integrates the Arm Pelion IoT Platform with Cypress’ ultra-low power, dual-core PSoC 6 microcontrollers (MCUs) and CYW4343W Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo radios to enable wireless connectivity. PSoC 6 provides Arm v7-M hardware-based security that adheres to device protection as defined by the Arm Platform Security Architecture (PSA).

The PSoC 6 MCU will be using Arm’s PSA-defined Secure Partition Manager and will be supported by the Arm Mbed OS version 5.11 open-source embedded operating system, which will be available this December.

Developers will be able to leverage the private key storage and hardware-accelerated cryptography in the PSoC 6 MCU for cryptographically-secured lifecycle management functions, such as over-the-air firmware updates, mutual authentication, and device attestation and revocation.

“Secure device management is critical for the IoT to scale, and OEMs require solutions that help them to easily manage devices throughout their lifecycles,” said Hima Mukkamala, senior vice president and general manager, IoT Cloud Services at Arm. “By partnering with companies such as Cypress, we are enabling a more secure environment from device-to-data.”

“Cypress is making a strategic push to integrate security into our compute, connect and store portfolio for the IoT,” said Sudhir Gopalswamy, Executive Vice President of Cypress’ Microcontrollers and Connectivity Division. “Our continued collaboration with Arm is focused on delivering secure, easy-to-use solutions and is an important part of our strategy to enable IoT designers to quickly develop, deploy and manage secure IoT edge nodes.”

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Neil Tyler

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