Samsung starts mass production of Exynos-branded IoT solutions
The new offering integrates processing power, WiFi connectivity and high level security features
Samsung Electronics, a maker of semiconductor technology, has started mass production of its Exynos-branded Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.
Dubbed Exynos i T200, the new IoT solutions are built on a low-power 28-nanometer (nm) High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) process and feature high processing capabilities along with WiFi connectivity.
The company said the Exynos i T200 is an optimum solution that has been designed to deliver the performance needed for upcoming IoT use cases.
Ben Hur, vice president of System LSI marketing at Samsung Electronics, said: "The Exynos i T200 is an IoT solution optimised to deliver both the performance and security demanded in the IoT market."
Hur said with various Exynos solution offerings, Samsung will deliver further differentiated value to not only mobile devices, but also non-mobile spaces, including automotive and IoT.
According to Samsung, the Exynos i T200 utilises both a Cortex-R4 processor and an additional Cortex-M0+ processor enabling the devices it supports to process and perform various tasks without the need for an extra microcontroller IC in the system.
The vendor stated that for connectivity, the Exynos i T200 supports 802.11b/g/n single-band (2.4GHz), and has received the WiFi certified certification from the WiFi Alliance and Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT. It also natively supports IoTivity, an IoT protocol standard from the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), which enables seamless interoperability between IoT devices.
To address security and privacy, one of the biggest current challenges for device manufactures and consumers in applying IoT capabilities, the Exynos i T200 utilises a separate and designated security management hardware block called the security sub-system (SSS).
The vendor said the security measure provides a much higher level of security compared to the conventional one-time programmable (OTP) based solutions.