Flash-memory specialist Swissbit present embedded IoT security solutions - Embedded.com

Flash-memory specialist Swissbit present embedded IoT security solutions


Swissbit will present its range of highly reliable storage products for industrial applications at embedded world. The company will be introducing its newly created business division, Embedded IoT, which specializes in hardware-based security solutions for the protection of data and devices for IoT applications. Swissbit develops and produces highly integrated and hardware-based solutions for M2M authentication, cryptography and data protection and data storage using flash-memory technology. Custom and bespoke solutions are also offered. In response to the latest legislative enforcements in a growing number of countries, Swissbit will present its Technical Security Equipment (TSE) for tamper-proof recording of cash register data. Secure boot installations of edge-gateways and the encryption of data and video recordings, for example in body cams or drones, are further applications for the user-friendly security modules that easily plug into standard memory interfaces. Also taking center stage on the booth will be Swissbit’s latest storage solutions: the new real industrial SSD family X-75 and X-73 3D NAND products.

Swissbit’s TSE offers a cost-effective and easy-to-integrate solution for the current legislative requirement to retrofit all cash register systems in Germany. For fiscal compliance, customized security firmware and dedicated chips (secure element) are integrated in USB sticks, SD and micro SD cards that can be used in both individual POS-devices and local networks of cash register systems. Furthermore, the use of standard form factors and interfaces of common flash-memory media, makes Swissbit’s user-friendly and cost-effective integration solution an equally interesting proposition for manufacturers of embedded IoT systems. Through a combination of a secure element and cryptographic features, the security module can perform TPM and encryption tasks. This ensures not only secure authentication of M2M communication participants but also data encryption in networked devices, machinery and manufacturing plants. Both are essential requirements for the security of IoT components. Swissbit’s use of modules with standard memory interfaces is yet another special feature of their embedded IoT solutions, allowing customers to easily retrofit and protect devices and machinery that is already in operation.

Swissbit will also showcase its micro SD Memory Card PS-45u DP that allows the encryption of system data and video recordings of dash cams and drones. PS-45u DP offers an integrated data protection feature with AES 256 encryption and access protection. Using secure booting of an edge gateway, Swissbit will demonstrate that the system can only boot in the designated device with authentication using a PIN, a USB dongle or a network server.

In the category of storage solutions, Swissbit will present its new 3D NAND based memory products from the real industrial X-73 and X-75 product families. Swissbit’s X-75 SATA-6Gb/s-SSDs developed for the industrial temperature range of -40 to +85°C are available as 2.5” SSD and as M.2 2280 and 2242 versions as well as mSATA and SlimSATA. The X-75 SSDs are optimized for sustained high performance and durability. The controller of the SSD supports an impressive 165-bit LDPC error correction. With a sophisticated firmware architecture, advanced features, comprehensive product qualification, 100% final testing and long-term availability, X-75 is the ideal SSD for applications such as automation, medical technology, industrial PCs, data loggers and boot media of NetCom systems. The 2.5” X-73 SSD offers the same features at a lower cost thanks to its modified housing design.