Arm is launching new technologies compliant with GSMA Embedded SIM Specifications to offer secure identity in cellular IoT applications for both device makers and service providers. In combination with an on-chip security enclave for enhanced hardware security (such as Arm CryptoIsland), this will allow the integration of an MCU, cellular modem and SIM identity into a single IoT SoC to significantly reduce device costs.
- Arm Kigen OS provides a scalable, low footprint and GSMA compliant software stack to enable full integration of SIM functionality into IoT SoC designs
- Arm Kigen remote provisioning server solution offers flexibility with a modular design for easy integration with MNO and IoT platforms
Forecasts predict up to 4.4B IoT devices will be cellular-enabled by 2025 (Machina, 2017). This solution enables SIM identity – with its associated security levels – at a much lower price point and with greater flexibility of deployment. It’s an important step in enabling operators, silicon providers and module vendors to realize the potential of cellular IoT and is already receiving support from key ecosystem players including BT, SoftBank and Sprint.
Secure identity is a critical principle of Platform Security Architecture (PSA) from Arm, the first common industry framework for building secure connected devices, which we launched in late 2017. PSA is a robust system architecture covering both hardware and firmware, pulling these common security principles into a set of system requirements and interfaces. The Kigen product family adheres to the security and immutable identity principles outlined by PSA.
More information: Kigen OS SIM Solutions