To experience the groundbreaking benefits from the Internet of Things, IoT technologies need to keep pace with the rate of what is possible, including the latest security upgrades. Arm is rapidly advancing IoT technologies through the design and development of the integral platforms, sensors, and subsystems that drive IoT performance.
The Internet of Things relies heavily on sensors to give everyday objects smart, connected functionality. Many IoT devices contain several sensors to gather different types of information. The average smartphone contains around 14 sensors that detect everything from the external temperature to the speed at which the device is moving. The data from these sensors are sometimes collected, analyzed and acted upon by a microcontroller, giving context and meaning to the data. This activity is called sensor fusion.
Just like sensors, the embedded processors controlling, computing and relaying IoT data are becoming smaller, more cost-effective, and more nuanced as the Internet of Things emerges. As the industry’s leading supplier of microprocessor designs, Arm is enabling developers every step of the way as they create the connected devices that will power the future. Arm’s Cortex processors are built to align perfectly with developers’ needs and specifications — optimized for both real time and rich operating systems, low-power devices, and security.
Security is a key concern in IoT development to keep hackers from accessing important resources. As the industry matures, IoT leaders are realizing and acting upon this need for stronger security and building it into the core operations of their products. Arm makes it easy for developers to design IoT devices using microprocessors with plug-and-play security features.
IoT relies on platforms that can orchestrate the software applications that keep smart devices performing at their best at scale. The Arm Mbed IoT Device Platform equips developers with the tools and services they need to stay competitive with their Internet of Things offerings. Starting with Mbed OS as the most complete and secure operating system and development environment for production IoT devices. Combined with the device management capabilities of Mbed Cloud, offering true end-to-end security, multi-protocol connectivity support, and open collaboration across an ecosystem with over 300,000 developers.
IoT Security Manifesto
Arm’s new vision for the IoT lays out future security paths including the creation of a cyber immune system, device-based patterning and architectural compartmentalization. It calls on all technology companies to share responsibility under the Digital Social Contract with users to deliver products and services built on a foundation of trust.