Windows Embedded Compact Migration and End-of-Life Support

2018-10-09T10:27:16+00:00

  New Series: Windows Embedded Compact Migration: What You Need to Know - Part 1     With end of life dates for Windows CE and Mobile OS, our new series Windows Embedded Compact Migration: What You Need to Know explores the key considerations when planning for the lack of support for Microsoft Embedded devices.     Part 1: Windows Embedded Compact Migration and End-of-Life   Windows Embedded Compact 6.0 has been available since 2006 and Windows Embedded Compact 7.0 dates back to 2011.   For device manufacturers and software developers, there are several important dates in the platforms’ product lifecycles, especially when ‘mainstream’ and ‘extended' support ends.   Mainstream support is available during system development when problems occur that may require Microsoft assistance. Windows customers can raise a [...]

Windows Embedded Compact Migration and End-of-Life Support2018-10-09T10:27:16+00:00

Secure Boot on the iMX6 – Part 2

2018-10-09T10:35:09+00:00

With embedded systems security such a hot topic right now, we’re looking at the secure boot on the iMX6, one of electronics’ most popular processors. Part one was really an introduction to the secure boot process, examining it in detail. Here, in the second instalment of our 3-part series, we cover managing the hardware, the pitfalls of the secure boot process, and authentication.   Secure Boot – Leveraging the Hardware It’s a suite of hardware - you have secure storage, you have one-time storage, you have hardware-accelerated cryptography. Security algorithms can be hardware-accelerated which combine to make a speedy and secure boot process. Part of it is the one-time fuses - these are specifically fuses.  Once they're blown, they cannot be unblown.  And there are fuses which you can [...]

Secure Boot on the iMX6 – Part 22018-10-09T10:35:09+00:00

Secure Boot on the iMX6 – Part 1

2018-10-09T10:30:58+00:00

With the proliferation of IoT – spanning just about everything from smart cities to wireless jewellery – the need to prioritise security in secure embedded systems has never been greater. The secure boot process is one of the foundation stones of software development best practice. It’s a complex, necessary part of your application’s anti-malware fortress. In this 3-part series, we’re taking an in-depth look at the secure boot protocol, and will also tell you our top tips for executing secure boot on one of the most popular processors in electronics – the i.MX6. Secure Boot - What It Is, Where You’d Use It What is Secure Boot? Secure boot is a process where your OS [Operating System] boot images and code are required to be authenticated against the hardware [...]

Secure Boot on the iMX6 – Part 12018-10-09T10:30:58+00:00