Cellnetrix offers secure embedded OS for Cortus-based M2M and IoT integrated circuits

Cellnetrix has announced that the CellSIM secure embedded operating system will be available for Cortus 32-bit APS processor IP cores.

CellSIM, already widely deployed in securing SIM/USIMs for telecommunications, will enable the developers of systems-on-chip (SoCs) for IoT and M2M to secure their communication protocols and to securely update their firmware over the network.

“Cortus APS processor cores have been proven in a wide range of IC designs involving sensors, communications and security”, says Vladimir Nagin, CEO of Cellnetrix, “These are the three key ingredients to the new generation of end-point devices for IoT or M2M.”

“We are very pleased to work with Cellnetrix on embedded security”, says Michael Chapman, CEO and president of Cortus, “Their secure OS providing secure ways of updating embedded firmware as well as securing communication protocols is a key capability for emerging smart applications and complementary to our experience in securing hardware.”

For connected SoCs with higher demands for security, Cellnetrix CellSIM provides a secure mechanism for the remote updating of firmware. Such updates neither affect previously downloaded applications nor their data. In addition, it implements a miniature Java virtual machine, which can run on small power-constrained devices such as IoT edge devices, smart cards and wireless sensors.

The Cortus family of APS processors offers a wide choice of computational performance and system complexity for SoCs in IoT, M2M and smart sensor applications. In addition to processor IP, Cortus offers a wide choice of peripherals and SW development tools. To date, well over 800 million devices have been manufactured containing Cortus processor cores.

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