RSL10 radio SoC enhanced with public key security

July 22, 2020 //By Rich Pell
RSL10 radio SoC enhanced with public key security
ON Semiconductor has announced the immediate availability of IoT security company Veridify Security’s public key security tools for its RSL10 low-power flash-based Bluetooth LE radio system on chip (SoC).

Veridify Security, formerly SecureRF, offers small-footprint, ultra-low-energy, and quantum-resistant public-key security tools for low-resource processors powering the Internet of Things (IoT). Its tools are available in a CMSIS-Pack, says the company, giving developers a familiar and fast implementation path to protect their RSL10 solutions with critical security features including device-to-device authentication, data protection, and secure firmware updates.

“Power consumption and security are significant priorities to IoT edge node manufacturers," says Wiren Perera, who heads IoT at ON Semiconductor. "By enhancing the already superior performance of the RSL10 radio with Veridify's technology, we are pleased to provide IoT manufacturers with a secure end-to-end solution."

The RSL10 radio family offers built-in security features, including an AES-128 encryption hardware block and, for IP protection, the ability to lock the debug interface against potential intruders. These 'on processor' features are complemented by Veridify’s technology to provide identification, authentication, and data protection between devices in the field.

An RSL10 radio running Veridify’s public key tools can exchange their signed public keys, authenticate the public key owner, create an ephemeral mutual secret, and then use this shared secret with the AES128 engine to encrypt data between the device and its user. Devices running Veridify Security tools, like the RSL10, can take advantage of DOME, Veridify’s zero-touch onboarding, blockchain ownership management, and enrolment solution.

Veridify’s security solutions are ISO 26262 ASIL D certified, have a very small code footprint, and can be implemented in software-only, as demonstrated on the RSL10's Arm Cortex-M3 processor. Security protocols built with Veridify tools, says the company, run many times faster than legacy methods.

For example, the authentication protocol on the RSL10 typically runs in under 28 milliseconds, complementing the energy-saving benefits afforded by the RSL10. Solutions built with Veridify are ideally suited for applications at the edge of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the industrial, smart building, medical, automotive, and consumer spaces.

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