Digi lands Electronica award for ConnectCore MP1

  • November 23, 2022
  • Steve Rogerson
Andreas Burghart with the best in show award

Digi won a best in show award for its ConnectCore MP1 technology at last week’s Electronica trade show in Munich.

The award was in the computer boards, systems, components and peripherals category.

ConnectCore MP1 modules deliver an integrated and secure connected system-on-module. Built on the STM32 MP157C microprocessor with dual Arm Cortex-A7 and a Cortex-M4 core, the module is an intelligent communication engine for secure connected devices. It integrates pre-certified dual-band Wifi 5 with Bluetooth 5 and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity.

The integrated 3D graphics processing unit and display interface options make ConnectCore MP15 suitable for HMI development.

Embedded device security is a critical design aspect for the growing number of connected IoT applications. ConnectCore MP1 removes the implementation barriers by providing TrustFence, an integrated device-security framework that simplifies the process of securing connected devices and complete Linux software support.

“We are focussing on security,” said Andreas Burghart, principal IoT technology manager at Digi. “You need to think of security during the design process but it is also important to have security throughout the life of a product.”

Because of this, Digi plans to launch a security service at January’s IoT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona.

“We will provide a service to analyse and scan a customer’s software,” said Burghart. “The scan will check for vulnerabilities. TimeSys is working with us on this.”

Pennsylvania-based TimeSys produces open-source software security.

“It has a database on which vulnerabilities affect what,” said Burghart. “It will produce a list of critical opportunities that companies can address. We can help companies develop patches to fix things.”

Digi will also provide a consultancy service.

“Security has become very important,” he said. “People need to monitor the security of connected devices. Customers are being overwhelmed by this and don’t have the expertise.”

Also at IoT Solutions World Congress, Digi plans to introduce a cloud service for managing devices.

“We provide APIs for customers to build their own apps using our cloud services,” said Burghart.