PSA certified development kit accelerates time to market for IoT devices

06-12-2021 | Arrow | Development Boards

Arrow Electronics has released the PSoC 64 IoT Security Workshop Development Kit, a PSA Certified platform that assists in accelerating the development of secure systems employing the PSA Certified trusted methodology.

The kit is the company's first PSA Certified product and has been produced in conjunction with Infineon. IoT device developers can employ this platform to align with recognised industry and government standards for electronic security and ensures compliance with emerging IoT legislation, incorporating NIST 8259A and EN 303 645. The kit has been evaluated by SGS Brightsight and is PSA Certified Level 1.

The kit enables developers to swiftly start their projects. It comprises the Infineon PSoC 64 Secure AWS IoT Pioneer Kit, Arrow PSoC 6 IoT Sensor Shield, Shield2Go kits, and AWS cloud enablement with certified functional APIs and integrated dashboard for monitoring and visualisation. PSA Certified Level 2 PSoC 64 silicon provides a RoT that gives a basis for trusted services such as crypto and secure storage. The kit is a pre-tested and validated reference design that is constructed with sensor-to-cloud security in mind for end-to-end security purposes.

Also, as the first ever PSA-certified platform to employ Amazon FreeRTOS, the kit simplifies programming, deployment, and management of IoT devices, and eases secure connection to AWS Cloud services for edge.

The methodology offered by PSA Certified, together with the company's end-to-end support, helps reduce risks for developers, decrease costs, and speed up time to market, incorporating security certification of the final product. The PSA Certified approach was co-founded by Arm and incorporate security goals that assist to ensure consistent cyber-protection and cover the complete device lifecycle.

“Industry collaboration and standardization is crucial to secure the future of IoT,” said David Maidment, senior director, secure devices ecosystem at Arm. “Arrow is leading the way in developing PSA Certified designs that device manufacturers can use to build security into the heart of end products, enabling security adoption at scale and reducing the barriers and costs associated with security best practice.”

“We are pleased that Arrow Electronics have selected Infineon’s PSA Certified PSoC 64 Secured MCUs for their PSA Certified Development Kit,” said Erik Wood, director of microcontroller security at Infineon. “We continue to work closely with Arrow to provide the best possible time to market and user experience for their customers.”

By Natasha Shek