News release

Date: 16th November 2015

Cellnetrix offers secure embedded operating system for Cortus-based M2M and IoT integrated circuits

Embedded security software specialist Cellnetrix offers software for sensor network SoCs using Cortus APS processors.

Hamburg, Germany and Montpellier, France, 16th November 2015 – Cellnetrix, a specialist in secure embedded software, and Cortus, a technology leader in low power, silicon efficient, 32-bit processor IP, announce that the CellSIM secure embedded operating system will be available for Cortus 32-bit APS processor IP cores. CellSIM, already widely deployed in securing SIM/USIMs for telecommunications, will enable the developers of systems-on-chip (SoCs) for IoT and M2M to secure their communication protocols and to securely update their firmware over the network.

“Cortus APS processor cores have been proven in a wide range of IC designs involving sensors, communications and security”, says Vladimir Nagin, CEO of Cellnetrix, “These are the three key ingredients to the new generation of end-point devices for IoT or M2M”.

“We are very pleased to work with Cellnetrix on embedded security”, says Michael Chapman, CEO and President of Cortus, “Their secure OS providing secure ways of updating embedded firmware as well as securing communication protocols is a key capability for emerging smart applications and complementary to our experience in securing hardware”.  

For connected SoCs with higher demands for security, Cellnetrix CellSIM provides a secure mechanism for the remote updating of firmware. Such updates neither affect previously downloaded applications nor their data. In addition it implements a miniature Java virtual machine, which can run on small power-constrained devices such as IoT edge devices, smart cards and wireless sensors.

The Cortus family of APS processors offers a wide choice of computational performance and system complexity for SoCs in IoT, M2M and smart sensor applications. In addition to processor IP, Cortus offers a wide choice of peripherals and SW development tools. To date well over 800 million devices have been manufactured containing Cortus processor cores.

Cellnetrix will be exhibiting at CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS 2015 from 17th-19th November at Paris Nord Villepinte on stand 4 H 098.

About Cellnetrix GmbH:
Cellnetrix GmbH is an independent software house focused on development of innovative embedded technologies for security-sensitive Machine-to-Machine and Internet of Things applications, enhancing mobile security, confidentiality and trust.

The company implements software on different hardware platforms and delivers industry-grade secure embedded operating systems, applications, related middleware and tools, as well as providing technical consultancy and contract development services. The Cellnetrix CellSIM operating system for smart cards and trusted devices can be found in more than 200 million mobile devices worldwide.

Headquartered in Hamburg, Cellnetrix GmbH has a branch development center in Zelenograd, a satellite city near Moscow, Russia.

About Cortus S.A.S.:
Cortus S.A.S. is a technology enabler for rapidly growing applications including Internet of Things (IoT), wearable electronic devices, smart sensors and security. It has specialised in 32-bit processor cores which can significantly reduce manufacturing costs while achieving computational performance and power constraints. Integrated circuits containing Cortus cores have been manufactured in high volumes for a wide range of applications including automotive, CMOS imaging, M2M controllers, secure execution, sensors, SIM cards, PayTV cards, smart metering and wireless.

For further information please contact:
Cortus S.A.S. Contact:
Roddy Urquhart
+44 753 158 7023
Cellnetrix GmbH Contact:
Vladimir Nagin
+ 49 40 49022 360

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