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New security development tool C-Trust from IAR Systems

22nd July 2020
Alex Lynn

IAR Systems has released new versions of the security development tool C-Trust and the Security from Inception Suite, which extend the device support with a number of microcontrollers (MCUs) from Renesas Electronics, further addressing the increased security requirements for embedded applications.

C-Trust works as an extension of the complete development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench and enables developers to easily protect an existing or new application without having to master the deeper complexities of security.

The Security from Inception Suite integrates C-Trust with additional security development tools plus market-leading training to support companies transitioning into the security domain to achieve legislative requirements, such as California & Oregon consumer law, the ETSI TS 103 645 standard, and the IEC 62443 industrial IoT security standard.

The Renesas RA MCU family is based on Arm Cortex-M and delivers a combination of optimised performance, security, connectivity, peripheral IP, and easy-to-use Flexible Software Package (FSP) to address the next generation of embedded solutions. The security development tool C-Trust now supports the RA6M3 group of MCUs in the RA Family. In addition, the support for Renesas RX MCUs is extended with support for RX72N, building on the previous coverage for Renesas RX65N.

By using C-Trust, developers are able to improve the security of an application with robust protection against Intellectual Property (IP) theft, malware injection, counterfeiting and overproduction. Furthermore, by developing on the Renesas platforms with C-Trust, it is now possible to accelerate compliance with the new legislation. For example, ensuring that the identity and device management requirements dictated by IEC62443 are easily integrated across the development organisation.

“We have built a comprehensive partner ecosystem around RA MCUs, making it easy to develop IoT endpoint and edge devices for a number of application areas,” said Mohammed Dogar, Senior Director of Global Business Development at Renesas. “We are pleased to see our key partner IAR Systems further contributing to this by adding support for more Renesas MCUs in their security tools.”

“The growing number of security legislations globally drives a need for easing security implementation, both in existing and new designs,” added Clive Watts, Director of Product Management, Embedded Security Solutions, IAR Systems. “To help our customers in meeting the increasing security requirements, we are constantly updating the device support in our security tools offering. By supporting both the RA and RX families, we deliver a security solution enabling developers to leverage their security investment across several architectures without the need for extensive redesign or rework.”

To help companies in building the right level of security for their needs, IAR Systems offers the Security from Inception Suite, which is a unique set of tools and services for implementing and customising security in embedded applications.

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