Secure Boot on the iMX6 – Part 2

2019-01-21T14:20:36+01:00

Secure Boot on the iMX6 - Part 2 Secure Boot on the iMX6 - Part 2With 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 HardwareIt’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 [...]

Secure Boot on the iMX6 – Part 22019-01-21T14:20:36+01:00

Secure Boot on the iMX6 – Part 1

2019-01-21T14:09:29+01:00

Secure Boot on the iMX6 - Part 1   Secure Boot on the i.MX6 - Part 1 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 ItWhat is Secure Boot?Secure boot is a process where your OS [Operating [...]

Secure Boot on the iMX6 – Part 12019-01-21T14:09:29+01:00

BSP Porting: Your 5 Key Steps to Development Success

2018-10-09T10:55:45+01:00

Take BSP Porting from Stress to Success When selecting the hardware which will make up the core of your next product, there are many choices. Once this has been decided, BSP porting must be completed to ensure the software elements fit the new hardware. Among the key decisions you need to make are which CPU to go for and which operating system to use on it. The market has moved from silicon vendors selling just components; the start-up software they offer is now just as important as the hardware. BSP Porting: Which CPU?? At first glance, the array of embedded CPU options from silicon vendors, module providers and single board computers may appear daunting. “There are so many out there - which one’s the right one?” is a query [...]

BSP Porting: Your 5 Key Steps to Development Success2018-10-09T10:55:45+01:00