Digi | June 23, 2022
Digi International, a leading global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, connectivity products and services, today extended its IoT solution portfolio with the unveiling of its new Digi ConnectCore® MP1 family of system-on-modules (SOMs). The MP1 is the industry’s smallest STM32MP1 SOM that integrates Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and wired connectivity without comprising design flexibility.
This solution is made complete with its Connected Device platform as well as its well-tested development tools and design support. This makes Digi ConnectCore MP1 SOMs a cost-effective wireless solution for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) seeking to reduce risk and effort in their product development. Ideal Digi ConnectCore MP1 applications include handheld products with cameras and/or displays such as medical devices, environmental test equipment, industrial human machine interfaces, or headless devices such as EV charging stations, renewable-energy controllers and others.
Leveraging both new and market-proven STM32MP1 micro processing units (MPUs) from STMicroelectronics (STM), Digi ConnectCore MP1 SOMs offer more features with a lower total cost of ownership. The form factor is smaller than a postage stamp (29x29 mm), which is ideal for form-factor-challenged applications with low-profile requirements. These off-the-shelf family of Digi ConnectCore MP1 SOMs bring scalability, compatibility and pre-certified wireless connectivity in a solution suitable for a broad range of applications in the healthcare, transportation and industrial sectors.
The unique Digi SMTplus™ surface-mount form factor provides design flexibility by enabling more complex applications through land grid array (LGA) pads and less complex applications using edge-castellated pads. By eliminating the need for connectors, ConnectCore SOMs shrink the bill of materials and offer greater suitability for high-vibration and harsh environment applications where connectors are prohibitive.
Small Form Factor Packed with High-Performance Features
STM32MP15x, single/dual Cortex-A7 @ 650 MHz
Cortex-M4 companion processing core for real-time tasks (STM32MP15x only)
Pre-certified Wi-Fi 5 802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 5.0 (including DLE) option
Up to 1 GB SLC NAND flash, up to 1 GB DDR3
Unique ultra-low power and wake-up state management
Dual 10/100/1000 Ethernet connectivity (single 10/100/1000 Eth for STM32MP15x)
Fully validated embedded Linux software platform (Digi Embedded Yocto)
Digi TrustFence® embedded security framework – ready-to-use security features
Off-the-shelf development board and low-cost gateway reference design
Industrial reliability and operating temperature with leading hardware warranty
“Digi ConnectCore MP1 SOMs respond to the challenge of building intelligent, connected and secure wireless products in strongly regulated markets such as the healthcare, transportation, and industrial sectors, Unlike other SOMs, Digi ConnectCore MP1 provides a scalable, highly integrated solution that encompasses a complete set of development tools, design support, software, and security building blocks to accelerate time to market. Digi also provides remote management and security services to simplify deployment and ongoing maintenance throughout the entire product lifecycle.”
Andreas Burghart, Senior Product Manager with Digi
About Digi International
Digi International is a leading global provider of IoT connectivity products, services, and solutions. It helps companies create next-generation connected products and deploy and manage critical communications infrastructures in demanding environments with high levels of security and reliability. Founded in 1985, Digi has helped customers connect more than 100 million things and counting.
TrustiPhi | June 07, 2022
SanCloud and TrustiPhi have announced the integration of TrustiPhi’s Triathlon™ tool into SanCloud’s SanTrack™ IoT Web Platform for the management of Micron Authenta™’s cybersecurity capabilities in SanCloud devices. This move takes advantage of Authenta’s recent integration into Triathlon, providing an unprecedented simplifying and enabling of trusted IoT services and transforming Authenta into a plug-and-play security solution. The powerful combination of all three platforms will allow SanCloud to address the growing cybersecurity demands of its industrial, factory automation and automotive customers for strong hardware-level IoT device security that can be easily deployed and managed at scale.
The Triathlon platform simplifies how SanCloud and its customers can manage the security features for the SanCloud’s BeagleBone Enhanced single-board computers (SBCs) Serving as a plug-and-play platform to configure and control Authenta's security functions, Triathlon shields users from the need to write and decode low-level Authenta flash commands, needed to define the embedded security architecture and generate the multi-factor device identities. Instead, Triathlon manages and abstracts these commands from users so they can now quickly set up Authenta flash to help protect the lowest layers of firmware, ensure protection and integrity, and establish the strong, multi-factor device identity for the cloud services. This flash memory is compatible with standard 8-pin footprints, thus eliminating the need for additional hardware components, and leading to more affordable, scalable and robust IoT solutions.
SanCloud’s BeagleBone Enhanced SBCs are highly capable embedded devices, with a blend of on-board sensors, wireless connectivity, I/O and processing power. They are used by a varied range of industrial customers. Security-critical users of these SBCs now have the option to add Micron Authenta, opening up a range of powerful security features including secure boot, golden image locking, memory block allocation, secure over-the-air updates and device integrity monitoring. The integration allows SanCloud’s IoT customers and users to solve the most critical shortcoming in IoT implementations – IoT device security – with an enterprise-grade solution.
Integration of the SanTrack web platform and Triathlon’s device management enables an ability to remotely update firmware suites (either pre- and post- production) and leverage Authenta’s security capabilities at the device level to help ensure the integrity and security of the newly added firmware suites.
“The combination of SanTrack with Triathlon completes the device management capability of our BeagleBone and Micron Authenta secure flash combination,” said Marc Murphy, Managing Director of SanCloud. “It is now practical and cost-effective for our customers to benefit from a common form factor hardware security layer that is effective and can be added to IoT devices at scale, coupled with the confidence that they can be easily managed throughout their life cycle.”
“This approach to IoT device security offers excellent ease of deployment and usage, Hardware-level security has been the critical missing ingredient in the Internet of Things. We are very excited about the potential for many security-critical industries to integrate with SanTrack, BeagleBone, and Micron’s Authenta solution, and leverage Triathlon to maximize their benefits from Authenta’s security capabilities.”
Ari Singer, CTO of TrustiPhi
"Through this collaboration with SanCloud and TrustiPhi, we are making what used to be a complex sequence – enabling a trusted IoT service – much simpler for end customers," said Luis Ancajas, director of IoT security solutions at Micron. “The combination of SanTrack's scalable, cloud-based IoT platform and Triathlon's straightforward management of Authenta’s powerful security capabilities will lead to better user experiences and business outcomes for the IoT ecosystem.”
SanCloud assists its customers to boost productivity, lower costs, reduce waste and improve their end users’ experience by leveraging the IoT. Its SanCloud BeagleBone Enhanced SBC range is augmented with IoT integration support and an IoT turnkey solution that extends from device-to-dashboard. With sales in over 40 countries, its diverse customer base spans industries that include automotive, aerospace, industrial equipment, food and drink, energy and utility sectors.
Triathlon is used by leading enterprise-grade hardware manufacturers to manage fleets of hardware-secured digital devices.
SanCloud assists manufacturers to boost productivity, lower costs, reduce waste and improve their customers’ experience by leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT). Customers can deploy SanCloud’s IoT solution within their manufacturing operations or as an enhancement to their manufactured products – empowering you, your teams or your customers with real time data, new insights, and control.
Founded in 2014, TrustiPhi builds innovative security solutions, from the Triathlon IoT security management platform to highly customized projects for technology providers. TrustiPhi designs and develops security products and subsystems for connected devices in sectors that include critical infrastructure, manufacturing, defense and aviation, election technology, and transportation. Working intensively with Micron to bring its Authenta solution to market, TrustiPhi also created Triathlon, a solution for securely provisioning, updating, monitoring and updating IoT endpoint devices at fleet-level scale.
Transatel, NTT | May 16, 2022
Transatel - subsidiary of NTT since 2019 - announces the worldwide deployment of a new 5G IoT solution for the industrial, IT and automotive sectors. After France, Belgium and Japan, Transatel’s global 5G IoT services is now available in the USA and will be extended to the rest of the world in the coming months. The announcement follows the recent launch of NTT’s breakthrough Private 5G Network as-a-service platform1.
Starting May 12, NTT will be offering both private and public 5G connectivity in the USA. This mobile broadband continuity of service will prove to be critical for many industries, as IIoT applications process an ever-growing volume of data. Public 5G service will be available through Transatel’s global cellular IoT connectivity platform.
“The Transatel SIM is already an integral part of the NTT Ltd enterprise focused Private 5G solution, giving NTT P5G customers the benefit of having a single SIM serving both their private network needs while also enabling global roaming for enterprises requiring this feature beyond factories and campuses.” said Shahid Ahmed, NTT Ltd. EVP New Ventures and Innovation. The announcement of Transatel’s 5G offer further enhances the NTT P5G offering by allowing continuous 5G coverage between private and public networks. In the past only 4G public coverage was available, thereby limiting the potential business benefit and use case development. "We are excited to launch 5G IoT in the USA and abroad. NTT’s cellular networks hybridation capabilities demonstrates the strong synergies within the group."
Jacques Bonifay, CEO of Transatel, NTT’s global MVNO.
Connected industry and hybrid workplace applications on the front line for 5G
Field operations and distributed workforce will be the first to benefit from 5G broadband connectivity. SIM and eSIM compatible PCs, tablets and enterprise routers will now support data-intensive applications with unprecedented reliability and fluidity. “5G is a revolution for the IT industry as it offers significantly superior performances, security and user experience compared to WIFI. Very soon, most PCs and tablets sold on the market will be 5G ready, with cellular connectivity modules embedded.” predicts Jacques Bonifay, who has been supporting leading Always-Connected PC manufacturers in this transformation for several years.
Industrial IoT and M2M use cases are also good candidates for 5G. Edge Computing and Artificial Intelligence based applications such as Video Content Analysis (VCA), push-to-talk, as well as autonomous robots and vehicles require ever growing volumes of data. The higher bandwidth and lower latency of public and private 5G connectivity addresses these new challenges while offering manufacturers new transformation and innovation opportunities.
About Transatel (subsidiary of NTT Ltd.)
Transatel is a global Mobile Virtual Network Operators Enabler and cellular connectivity solutions provider for the industry, IT and automotive sectors. Pioneer in machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, our global 3G/4G/5G and LTE-M connectivity platform enables IoT applications including sensors, trackers, mobile and enterprise edge devices, as well as connected vehicles and aircraft, worldwide. Transatel currently manages more than 3 million SIM and eSIM profiles across more than 190 destinations for customers such as Airbus, Stellantis, Worldline, and Jaguar Land Rover.
Connectivity Standards Alliance | July 11, 2022
The Connectivity Standards Alliance, an organization consisting of hundreds of companies that create, maintain, and deliver open global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), today celebrates 20 years of innovation and collaboration – driving the next generation of home and commercial network connectivity forward.
"The secret to success for our members has been creating the right environment where companies, both large and small, can work side-by-side with an equal voice and energy to address the barriers to interoperability and growth in the IoT," said Tobin Richardson, President, and CEO of the Alliance. "What began as cutting edge work to create Zigbee, our reliable mesh networking standard, has expanded to include our latest IoT standard Matter. This is joined by industry leading efforts in Data Model development, Access Control, and creating strong Product Security. The Alliance's growth and reach reflects a holistic approach to solving the challenges of an ever-evolving IoT."
As a global standards organization, our key measures of success are adoption, certification, and the use of the standards created. In 2021, our membership grew by 38%, with members evenly distributed across the Americas, EMEA, and China/Asia Pacific regions. Year-to-date in 2022, another 60 companies have chosen to participate in Alliance work and adopt Alliance standards. In-market use shows there are currently more than 4,500 products and platforms that have been certified by the Alliance, with millions of Zigbee-capable devices in the market today. This positive trajectory will continue with Zigbee and with Matter, where according to ABI Research, within five years more than half of the world's key smart home devices will ship supporting Matter*.
"Alliance standards have been invaluable to the growth of smart homes and buildings, enabling reliable mesh networking and low-power solutions, with Zigbee Green Power, to reduce customers' and consumers' carbon footprint. Now, we are driving what's next in IP-based interoperability and IoT security, Over 20 years, we've had a positive environmental impact on our planet. Our impact has now even traveled beyond the bounds of earth's gravity with NASA using Zigbee technology for communication between the Mars rover and its companion drone."
Bruno Vulcano, Head of R&D at Legrand and Chair of the Alliance Board of Directors
Looking ahead at the next two decades, the Alliance will continue its mission to simplify and harmonize the IoT by creating standards and brands of trust for the industry and consumers alike. This fall, the Alliance is slated to formally introduce its latest standard, Matter, a common language and IP-based protocol for the IoT. Products incorporating the Matter standard will feature a unique logo, signifying interoperability with certified Matter products from any manufacturer.
About the Connectivity Standards Alliance
The Connectivity Standards Alliance, formerly the Zigbee Alliance, is the foundation and future of the Internet of Things (IoT). Established in 2002, its wide-ranging global membership collaborates to create and evolve universal open standards for the products transforming the way we live, work and play. With its Members' deep and diverse expertise, robust certification programs, and a full suite of open IoT solutions the Alliance is leading the movement toward a more intuitive, imaginative, and useful world.