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May

07

2018

Express Logic Supports Secure Boot and Secure Firmware Update for STM32 MCU Family (X-CUBE-SBSFU)

San Diego, CA, May 07, 2018

Express Logic, provider of the comprehensive X-Ware IoT Platform Secure Cloud (SC) powered by the industry-leading ThreadX® RTOS with over 6.2 Billion deployments, announces that it has integrated the STMicroelectronics secure boot and secure firmware update V2.0 services with its X-Ware IoT Platform for its developers utilizing STM32-family of ARM® Cortex®-M microcontrollers.

The X-CUBE-SBSFU Secure Boot and Secure Firmware Update solution allows the update of the STM32 microcontroller built-in program with new firmware versions based on the X-Ware IoT Platform. The update process is performed in a secure way to prevent unauthorized updates and access to confidential on-device data. In addition, Secure Boot (Root of Trust services) checks and activates STM32 mechanisms, and checks the authenticity and integrity of X-Ware IoT Platform before every exectution to ensure that invalid or malicious code cannot be run. This combination of secure boot and secure firmware update adds a new dimention to X-Ware IoT Platform security for the STM32 microcontroller.

Since X-CUBE-SBSFU is built on top of STM32Cube software technology, the X-Ware IoT Platform integration will be portable across the entire range of STM32 microcontrollers, beginning with the STM32L4 and STM32L4+ series devices.

Express Logic has already established itself as the safety leader in the embedded IoT space with its Industrial Grade approach, including pre-certification to SIL 4 and ASIL D safety standards. This new secure boot and secure firmware update services from STMicroelectronics secure boot and secure firmware update enhances security for Express Logic’s X-Ware IoT Platform for the STM32 microcontroller.

“The X-CUBE-SBSFU v.2.0 from ST enhances Express Logic X-Ware IoT Platform to fully utilize the range of security features of STM32 microcontrollers to protect connected devices like IoT endpoints,” said Laurent Desseignes, Microcontroller Ecosystem Marketing Manager, STMicroelectronics.

“Security is the major topic in the embedded IoT community today and our X-Ware IoT Platform integration with X-CUBE-SBSFU addresses a major technical challenge for our customers,” said William E. Lamie, President, Express Logic. “With this integration, X-Ware IoT Platform developers can concentrate on their application development rather than devise and implement secure boot and secure firmware update schemes, making their job significantly easier.”

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