RX231 Wi-Fi Cloud Connectivity Kit Integrates Renesas RX231 MCUs, Intrinsic ID IoT Authentication, and Medium One’s Cloud Services and Workflows
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 1, 2017 – Renesas Electronics America Inc., a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions; Intrinsic ID, a digital authentication company and inventor of SRAM Physical Unclonable Function (SRAM PUF); and Medium One, a leading Internet of Things (IoT) Data Intelligence company, today announced their collaboration on the RX231 Wi-Fi Cloud Connectivity Kit.
Based on Renesas’ popular RX231 Group of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), the new evaluation kit incorporates Intrinsic ID’s “root-of-trust” SRAM PUF technology and Medium One’s cloud services and IoT workflows. This combination provides developers a quick and easy method to evaluate the IoT capabilities of RX231 MCUs and on-chip peripherals with an out-of-the-box platform for home appliances, industrial automation, and medical applications.
“Security and connectivity go hand in hand, and as more connected devices come online, developers are looking for the holy grail of embedded design – secure, authenticated Wi-Fi connectivity for their product platforms that is easy to implement,” said Semir Haddad, Director of Marketing, MCU and MPU Product Solutions, Renesas Electronics America. “Working together, Renesas, Medium One, and Intrinsic ID are bridging the complexity gap with a cost-effective board-to-cloud platform with integrated root-of-trust IoT authentication that enables developers to rapidly build out their IoT platforms with confidence.”
“Embedded and cloud developers who have traditionally worked in different environments with different platforms and tools now have the added complexity of operating in each other’s fields,” said David Thai, President and CEO of Medium One. “The new RX231 Wi-Fi Connectivity Kit makes that task easier, bringing the combined capabilities of Renesas’ best-in-class hardware, Medium One’s data intelligence software, and Intrinsic ID’s IoT authentication capability to speed access to intelligent data analytics and implementation.”
“Working with industry leaders Renesas and Medium One, we have delivered a board-to-cloud developer kit, complete with working sample code for SRAM-PUF-based authentication,” said Pim Tuyls, CEO of Intrinsic ID. “Using the new RX231 Wi-Fi Kit, IoT developers can bypass the often lengthy parts assembly and test environment building processes, and immediately dive into development, speeding up time to market for their secure IoT solutions.”
About the RX231 Wi-Fi Cloud Connectivity Kit
The Renesas RX231 Group of MCUs provides the framework of the new RX231 Wi-Fi Cloud Connectivity Kit. Featuring a 32-bit RXv2 CPU core with improved DSP/FPU and low-power consumption technology, RX231 MCUs allow designers to realize extreme power efficiency for their IoT applications.
The kit comes pre-programmed with an IoT Authentication demo that provides users with firsthand experience at establishing a root of trust for their systems. The kit uses state-of-the-art Intrinsic ID PUF technology working in conjunction with hardware-based Trusted Secure IP and the security functions available in the Renesas RX231 MCUs and powered by Medium One’s cloud-based computing and data intelligence platform. The RX231 Wi-Fi Cloud Connectivity Kit also comes pre-programmed with a Smart Machine demo that allows developers to easily set up a cloud platform with dashboards and analytics for streaming real-time data to their account.
The combination of Renesas’ powerful RX231 MCU, Intrinsic ID’s IoT Authentication, and Medium One’s Smart Machine demo with accelerometer deliver a pre-configured platform that is easy to use and dramatically accelerates IoT development cycles.
Pricing and Availability
The RX231 Wi-Fi Connectivity Kit, part number YWIRELESS-RX231, is available now through Renesas and can be ordered directly from Amazon.com, and is priced at US$59 suggested resale. (Pricing and availability are subject to change without notice.)
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About Renesas Electronics America
Renesas Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live—securely and safely. The number one global supplier of microcontrollers, and a leader in Analog & Power and SoC products, Renesas provides the expertise, quality, and comprehensive solutions for a broad range of Automotive, Industrial, Home Electronics (HE), Office Automation (OA), and Information Communication Technology (ICT) applications to help shape a limitless future. Learn more at renesas.com.
About Intrinsic ID
Intrinsic ID is the world’s leading digital authentication company for the Internet of Things (IoT) and embedded applications. It is the inventor of SRAM Physical Unclonable Function, or SRAM PUF, leveraging manufacturing variations in semiconductors to create unique IDs and keys to authenticate chips, data, devices and systems. Through its flexibility, scalability and low implementation cost, Intrinsic ID’s solution is ideally positioned to address the needs of the fast-growing IoT market. Its solutions are used to validate payment systems, secure connectivity, authenticate sensors, and protect sensitive government and military data and systems. Intrinsic ID was awarded the EU 2016 Innovation Radar Prize, which recognizes high-potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research, and named to the Red Herring Top 100 Europe. Intrinsic ID’s SRAM PUF technology has been proven in millions of devices and in products that have passed certification by EMVCo, Visa, Common Criteria and multiple governments. Visit Intrinsic ID online at www.Intrinsic-ID.com.
About Medium One
Medium One is an IoT data intelligence platform company that provides an easy-to-use, real-time workflow platform that enables companies to quickly build and deploy their IoT solutions. Learn more at mediumone.com.