ARM’s Musca-S1 test chip demonstrates a new choice in SoC design for IoT solutions

At the Samsung Foundry Forum, Arm, in a joint effort with Samsung Foundry, Cadence, and Sondrel, showed the first 28nm fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) embedded MagnetoResistive Random Access Memory (eMRAM) IoT test chip and advancement board.

The Musca-S1 is intended to offer decision to IoT originators in their framework on-chip (SoC) advancement venture. Designers can now effectively execute secure, holistic IoT arrangements, empowering them to concentrate more on center item separation and quickening time-to-showcase.

Gus Yeung, VP, GM and Fellow, Physical Design Group, Arm, quoted, “The promise of a world transformed by a trillion connected devices is not far in the future, but for IoT devices to scale we must continue to put a range of technology options in front of designers to test and evaluate. This collaboration has yielded a true end-to-end solution that ensures IoT designers can prototype their product designs from device-to-data security.”

With respect to past Musca solutions, the Musca-S1 test chip board now incorporates testing and evaluation of new eMRAM technology for reliable, low-power and secure device improvement through secure memory usage.

Musca-S1 test chip exhibits a mix of on-chip power control, Samsung Foundry’s Reverse Body Biasing (RBB) and eMRAM non-volatile memory control shutdown, taking into consideration testing and testing of new classes of highly energy-efficient, controlled IoT devices.

By merging Arm IP and programming arrangements on a single board, IoT planners can test and evaluate Arm’s end-to-end secure IoT arrangement, exhibiting energy-efficient effective and secure IoT at scale. Also, the Musca-S1 test chip load up can additionally diminish expenses and time-to-showcase by giving designers the adaptability to repurpose the reference plan for future items.

Musca-S1 test chip and advancement board

· Has achieved PSA Certified Level 1 certification and brings together key components of the Arm IoT security portfolio including Arm CryptoCell-300 Family, Arm Coresight™, Arm TrustZone®, and Trusted Firmware-M (TF-M).
· Powered by Arm Cortex®-M33 cores, built with Arm Corstone™-200 secure foundation IP and hardware verified using Arm Keil® MDK and ULINK-Plus™ probe.
· Utilizes Sondrel’s design services to accelerate development schedules for designers.
· Reduces design risks using digital implementation, signoff and verification flow and standards-based IP from Cadence.

Availability and more information

The Musca-S1 test chip and improvement board is on display at Samsung Foundry Forum North America in San Jose, CA as a component of an air sensor IoT application demo, including the device and data management abilities of the Arm Pelion IoT stage.

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