Samsung Electronics has started production of its Internet of Things (IoT) solution under Exynos brand.
Samsung has built the Exynos i T200 IoT solution on a low-power 28-nanometer (nm) High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) process. The IoT solution from Samsung features high processing capabilities along with Wi-Fi connectivity.
Exynos i T200 utilizes both a Cortex-R4 processor and an additional Cortex-M0+ processor enabling the devices it supports to process and perform various tasks without an extra microcontroller IC in the system.
Samsung said the Exynos i T200 supports 802.11b/g/n single-band (2.4GHz) for connectivity. It has received the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance, and Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT. It natively supports IoTivity, an IoT protocol standard from the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), which enables seamless interoperability between IoT devices.
Exynos i T200 utilizes a separate and designated security management hardware block called the Security Sub-System (SSS) to address security and privacy.
The Physical Unclonable Function (PUF) IP provides secure data storage and device authentication management without the need to fuse a key onto silicon, and rely on a discrete security IC for key storage. This security measure provides higher level of security compared to the conventional one-time programmable (OTP) based solutions.
“Exynos i T200 is an IoT solution optimized to deliver both the performance and security demanded in the IoT market,” said Ben Hur, vice president of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics.