Kudelski IoT and Dolphin Design to accelerate secure ASIC and IP projects

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Kudelski IoT, a division of the Kudelski Group and a specialist in digital security and IoT solutions, is collaborating with Dolphin Design to simplify the development of highly secure ASIC and IP solutions for Edge devices.

The two are looking to address the significant challenges of securing artificial intelligence (AI) at the Edge, where traditional microcontroller unit (MCU) designs are inadequate for the advanced data processing and security demands of AI models.

The partnership is intended to introduce what is being described as a ‘paradigm shift in MCU design’, deemed essential for smart devices to improve performance by 1,000 times without increasing energy consumption.

Dolphin Design’s CHAMELEON platform, a pre-verified event-based MCU subsystem, now integrates Kudelski IoT’s Secure Enclave IP (KSE3) to offer a robust security layer, ensuring secure boot, firmware updates, identity management, and data protection.

Additionally, the collaboration will extend to Kudelski IoT’s KeySTREAM platform, providing a scalable “PKI as a Service” for secure lifecycle management of certificates and devices via a cloud-based application.

This is a comprehensive solution that enables customer designs to achieve SESIP L3 certification, catering to the automotive, industrial, and medical industries’ stringent security requirements. Kudelski IoT offers extensive support, including threat assessment, design consulting, and security reviews, making it a comprehensive security partner to these industries.

“We have long history of collaboration with Dolphin Design and are delighted to now announce the pre-integration of our respective IP and solutions to cover all of the security requirements now being requested in our important target markets” said Hardy Schmidbauer, SVP of Kudelski IoT. “The combined solution provides robust end-to-end security in Edge designs by relying on a separated security enclave and the Kudelski IoT KeySTREAM platform to protect the customer ASICs and designs while making it very simple to provision these on the production line and manage their security lifecycle.”

“Security is an integral part of ensuring new designs comply with regulations such as ISO21434 and IEC62443 in the automotive and industrial sectors,” added Hakim Jaafar, VP of Marketing and Application Lab of Dolphin Design. “By collaborating with Kudelski IoT, we are able to provide a one-stop shop for manufacturers to meet these requirements and achieve compliance in an accelerated timeframe by using our combined solutions and services.”