Samsung has started mass production of its first Exynos-branded IoT chip, the Exynos i T200.
It is built on a low-power 28-nanometre High-K Metal Gate process, and features a high-speed processor and Wi-Fi support.
The i T200 uses a Cortex-R4 processor, and an additional Cortex-M0+ processor, which Samsung said enables the devices it supports to perform various tasks without the need for an extra microcontroller.
802.11b/g/n in a single-band (2.4GHz) is supported, and its Wi-Fi certification is from the Wi-Fi Alliance.
It is also Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT, and natively supports IoTivity – an IoT protocol standard from the Open Connectivity Foundation.
Samsung said the i T200 uses a designated separate security management hardware block called the Security subsystem to keep it secure, and also has a “Physical Unclonable Function”.
This provides secure data storage and device authentication management without the need to fuse a key onto silicon and rely on a discrete security integrated circuit for key storage.
Samsung said this provides a much higher level of security.