The winning combination of Windows 10 IoT Core with i.MX 6 and i.MX 7 continues to gain traction. Last week at Hannover Messe, Microsoft announced their Trusted Cyber Physical Systems (TCPS), an industry-leading technology for digital systems to cryptographically secure interactions with the physical world. This technology can prevent the increasing number of attacks against critical infrastructure that can cause financial — but more importantly — physical harm.
This announcement builds upon the unique capability of our i.MX architecture to make I/O ports only accessible through Arm TrustZone, enabling trusted I/O.
Our i.MX applications processor is the ONLY SoC with Microsoft’s Windows 10 IoT Core that can provide the trust to the hardware pins that actually control the physical world.
Microsoft has authored a couple of documents on the topic, including a two-page piece, Protecting your Critical Infrastructure from Modern Threats in the World of IoT and a more in-depth whitepaper. The whitepaper on Trusted Cyber Physical Systems highlights this key to the approach:
Our i.MX 6 and i.MX 7 with Windows 10 IoT Core support enables TCPS to the wire with trusted I/O. It is currently in private preview, but access to the BSP is available at aka.ms/iotnxp. In addition, a pre-installed SOM is available for purchase at https://www.solid-run.com/imx6-win-10-iot-core/