The trusted hardware for IoT

With its built-in community and security features, Microsoft Azure Sphere has become the trusted application platform for Internet-connected devices. And Microsoft has in turn entrusted Avnet to distribute Azure Sphere. This is due in no small part to our hardware expertise and overall Iot capabilities.

Avnet’s chips are therefore Azure Sphere-certified, building in Microsoft security technology with a dependable hardware root of trust. Boasting built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, the MediaTek 3620 is a cross-over class of microcontrollers that offers the best of both worlds: the power and versatility of an Arm Cortex-A7 processor and the low overhead and real-time guarantees of a Cortex M-class processor. True end-to-end security is also achieved with the added layers of protection and continuous security updates of the Azure Sphere OS as well as the vigilant monitoring of emergent threats by Azure Sphere Security Service and Microsoft security experts. As a result, companies are able to scale their IoT deployments with absolute confidence.

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  • Hardware root of trust
  • Defense in depth
  • Small trusted computing base
  • Dynamic compartments
  • Certificate-based authentication
  • Failure reporting
  • Renewable security

Target applications

  • Telematics & transport - vehicle tracking, asset tracking, fleet management
  • Energy - electricity meters, gas/water meter, smart grid
  • Payment - wireless POS, cash register, ATM, vending machine
  • Security - surveillance, detectors
  • Smart city - street lighting, smart parking, sharing economy
  • Gateway - consumer/industrial router
  • Industry - industrial pda, ipc, rugged tablet, pipeline monitoring, robot, motor/pump control
  • Life & healthcare - home automation, remote medical equipment
  •  Agriculture & environment - environmental monitoring, farmland monitoring, farm machinery management

Block diagram

The trusted hardware for Iot
The trusted hardware for Iot

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