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What Makes Secure Processors Different?

“The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears this is true.” ― James Branch Cabell

Given the magnificent complexity of modern microprocessors, it’s inevitable that they’ll have bugs and security holes. It might even be physically impossible to create a bug-free CPU, but … Read More → "What Makes Secure Processors Different?"

Security In and On the Application

Internet-of-things (IoT) security seems to be passing through various phases as a topic. It started as, “Wait, what? I need security? But why???” Frankly, we probably haven’t moved completely out of that one, but we’ve made progress. Next comes, “What does security mean?” And that continues as well. But a third phase has started, and that’s one of, “OK, I get it, but … Read More → "Security In and On the Application"

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Maxim’s First Secure Micro with ChipDNA PUF Technology — Maxim Integrated and Mouser Electronics   Most applications today demand security, and that starts with your microcontroller. In order to get a truly secure MCU, you need a root of trust such as a physically unclonable function (PUF). In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Kris Ardis of Maxim Integrated about how the Maxim MAX32520 MCU … Read More → "Maxim’s First Secure Micro with ChipDNA PUF Technology — Maxim Integrated and Mouser Electronics"
Series 2 Product Security — Silicon Labs and Mouser Electronics  Side channel attacks such as differential power analysis (DPA) present a serious threat to our embedded designs. If we want to defend our systems from DPA and similar attacks, it is critical that we have a secure boot and root of trust. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Gregory Guez … Read More → "Series 2 Product Security — Silicon Labs and Mouser Electronics"
LPC5500 MCU Series — NXP and Mouser Electronics  Security is key in today’s edge designs, but where to start with designing-in security? Ad-hoc security strategies are recipes for disaster. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Brendon Slade of NXP about the powerful new LPC5500 series of MCUs from NXP that have great performance and security designed in from … Read More → "LPC5500 MCU Series — NXP and Mouser Electronics"
Security ICs Deliver a Stronger Level of Protection – Mouser Electronics and Maxim Integrated   Physically unclonable functions (PUFs) are like fingerprints for semiconductor devices. And, for security applications, PUFs are an outstanding, secure way to uniquely identify an individual device. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Scott Jones from Maxim Integrated about physically unclonable functions, and how you can use them to secure … Read More → "Security ICs Deliver a Stronger Level of Protection – Mouser Electronics and Maxim Integrated"
MAXQ1061: A Turnkey Solution for Embedded Systems Security – Mouser and Maxim IntegratedSecurity should NOT be an afterthought in your embedded designs. It’s important to have a well-conceived security strategy implemented from the top down. in this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Reza Ahmadi of Maxim Integrated about the MAXQ1061 turnkey solution for embedded systems security. It’ll help you sleep better at night. Click … Read More → "MAXQ1061: A Turnkey Solution for Embedded Systems Security – Mouser and Maxim Integrated"