Cypress, an Infineon Technologies company, announced production availability of its PSoC 64 Standard Secure Amazon Web Services (AWS) microcontroller (MCU). This new MCU includes pre-validated security firmware that helps designers significantly reduce design risks and R&D costs, and accelerate time-to-market.
Building on the previously announced PSoC 64 Secure Boot MCU family, the device incorporates open-sourced Trusted Firmware-M embedded security, is Platform Security Architecture (PSA) Certified Level 1, and is FreeRTOS qualified for secure device management with AWS IoT Core.
ISO-certified secure provisioning services for the PSoC 64 Standard Secure AWS MCU are offered by Arrow Electronics, enabling OEMs to securely deploy IoT applications at scale.
“End-user privacy requires secure device management,” said Vikram Gupta, senior vice president of IoT Compute and Wireless business unit at Cypress.
“As the newest component of our IoT-AdvantEdge solutions, the PSoC 64 Standard Secure AWS MCU eliminates design risks, and directly addresses the cost-of-ownership issues that development teams face when building their secure device management service.”
“It is critical that IoT devices can be trusted when connecting at any scale,” said Richard Barry, FreeRTOS founder and senior principal SDE of IoT Device Services, at Amazon Web Services.
“With the PSoC 64 Standard Secure AWS MCU, Cypress integrates Trusted Firmware-M with FreeRTOS security and connectivity libraries. Combined with AWS IoT Core, this solution enables secure connectivity and cloud application interactions for devices on a large scale.”
“PSA Certified was founded to improve the security and trust of IoT devices and their data,” said Andy Rose, chief system architect and fellow at Arm, a founding member of PSA Certified.
“Cypress is showing its commitment to IoT security by ensuring its PSoC 64 secure MCUs meet the PSA Certified guidelines, offering an important baseline of security that customers require.”
“Arrow’s technical collaboration with Cypress to provide certified secure programming and provisioning services for PSoC 64 secure MCUs enables customers to realize the full advantages of secure IP protection,” said Aiden Mitchell, vice president of Global Supplier and Engineering Services at Arrow.
“Cypress designed the PSoC 64 secure MCUs to be available off-the-shelf to reduce inventory costs. We followed its lead by crafting our secure provisioning service around a standard MCU programming flow. This uniquely enables us to offer a cost-efficient supply chain for the PSoC 64 secure MCU line.”
Cypress’ PSoC 64 Standard Secure AWS MCU is one part of the company’s IoT-AdvantEdge solutions: comprehensive sets of building blocks that enable IoT products to get to market faster and more cost effectively.
Cypress’ IoT-AdvantEdge drastically simplifies the design experience by delivering unfailing connectivity combined with security and local processing in an integrated solution. These solutions help reduce or eliminate design risks so developers can bring their secure, connected products to market faster, cheaper, and with fewer headaches.
- Silicon: The PSoC 64 Standard Secure AWS MCU and PSoC 64 Secure Boot MCU have reached production status and are available for immediate design-in.
- Kits: The PSoC 64 Standard Secure AWS Wi-Fi Bluetooth Pioneer kit (CY8CKIT-064S0S2-4343W) is available to order. It features a PSoC 64 Standard Secure AWS MCU with 2MB of Flash and 1MB of SRAM and a Murata 1DX Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module (IEEE 802.11n with Bluetooth 5.0). This kit is supported with FreeRTOS and the Cypress ModusToolbox software environment.
In addition, the PSoC 64 Secure Boot Wi-Fi Bluetooth Pioneer kit (CY8CKIT-064B0S2-4343W) is available for order. It features a PSoC 64 Secure Boot MCU with 2 MB of Flash and 1 MB of SRAM along with a Murata 1DX Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module. This kit is supported in Cypress’ ModusToolbox software environment and Arm MBed OS development tools.
About PSoC 64 secure microcontrollers
The PSoC 64 secure MCU line is built on the award-winning, PSoC 6 architecture. Manufactured using ultra-low power 40-nm process technology and incorporating low-power management features, PSoC 64 can extend battery life up to a full week for wearables.
PSoC 64 incorporates a dual-core architecture, with an Arm Cortex-M4 core for the device’s application and an Arm Cortex-M0+ core used as a security coprocessor. The security coprocessor ships with a pre-configured root-of-trust with trusted services, isolated from the Cortex-M4 core.
The PSoC 64 secure MCU is a Platform Security Architecture (PSA)-compliant device. It features the latest generation of Cypress’ CapSense capacitive-sensing technology, enabling sleek touch- and gesture-based interfaces that are robust and reliable.