NXP Layerscape-based platforms use EdgeScale to bridge cloud frameworks to edge nodes, sensors and devices, solving challenges inherent in IoT deployments. The EdgeScale suite automates what is now the manual and cumbersome process of provisioning software and software updates to remote embedded equipment. To do this securely, the EdgeScale suite leverages NXP’s Trust Architecture. This unique hardware architecture integrated in every Layerscape SoC provides a Hardware Root of Trust that includes essential features like secure boot, secure key storage, manufacturing protection, hardware resource isolation, and runtime tamper detection.
Suitable for a wide range of edge-computing systems, Layerscape SoC devices range from economical and power-efficient single-core 64-bit Arm-based devices to high-performance sixteen-core platforms for networking, data analytics and compute-intensive machine learning applications.
IHS Markit currently predicts over 70 billion “internet connectable” devices by 2025. Many of these devices will connect directly to remote cloud hosted servers, but some will require right-sizing and right-positioning of secure computing at the edge of the network. According to Tom Hackenberg, Principal Analyst for Embedded Processors at IHS Markit, “While there may be no one-size-fits-all IoT or Cloud, there is market demand for comprehensive network platforms that can support a variety of edge compute frameworks in a unified and scalable device management solution to provide end-to-end root-of-trust secure networking environments.”
The EdgeScale suite provides developers three levels of management:
“Given recent concerns around IoT security, it’s paramount for customers to verify that all the devices in the field are running the latest, authenticated firmware and apps,” commented Tareq Bustami, senior vice president, NXP Digital Networking. “Using EdgeScale on the Layerscape SoC platforms affords our customers a convenient mechanism for achieving secure device management for edge computing.”
“Device security and management are key requirements for IoT Edge success,” said Sam George, director, Microsoft Azure IoT at
The EdgeScale suite will be delivered as part of the Layerscape software development kit (SDK) in
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February 27, 2018 at 7:01 AM EST
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