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Arm Embedded Systems Textbook

Book: Hardware Security and Trust PULP celebrates five years Frank K. Gürkaynak, ETH Zürich This year, ETH Zürich and the University of Bologna are celebrating five years of collaboration on the PULP (Parallel Ultra-Low-Power) project. To mark the occasion, they’ve announced three updates:

PULPissimo An improved version of the project’s RISC-V-based, open-source 32bit microcontroller system, which offers new features including an autonomous input/output subsystem, a new memory subsystem, support for hardware accelerators and a new interrupt controller.

Ariane A Linux-ready, application-class 64bit RISC-V core supporting RV64, written completely in System Verilog.

OPENPULP The project’s most advanced open-source release to date: an ultra-low power ‘host’ coupled with a powerful compute engine based on a tightly coupled cluster of eight cores. It features a low-latency memory interconnect enabling energy-efficient data sharing, an advanced direct memory access engine and an event unit for hardware-optimized synchronization and implementation of primitives typical of parallel programming models. In addition, it includes an energy-efficient shared instruction cache and support for shared-memory hardware accelerators. Keep up with the latest updates by visiting our website and following us on Twitter. @pulp_platform 10 HiPEACINFO 54

Arm Education Media, a new publishing operation within Arm, has published its

Design and Deployment of Integrated

first textbook, for use in electrical

Circuits in a Threatened Environment

engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and computer science departments.

Nicolas Sklavos, Ricardo Chaves, Girogio Di Natale , Francesco

Embedded Systems Fundamentals on Arm

Regazzoni (eds.)

Cortex-M based Microcontrollers: A PracThis book provides a comprehensive

tical Approach (ISBN 978-1-911531-03-6),

introduction to hardware security, from

by Dr Alexander G Dean (North Carolina

specification to implementation. Appli-

State University), provides abstract exam-

cations discussed include embedded

ples that work on a real board, and intro-

systems ranging from small RFID tags

duces students to creating embedded sys-

to satellites orbiting the earth. The

tems using the Arm Cortex-M0+ CPU-based

authors describe a design and synthesis

Kinetis KL25Z MCU. Topics covered include

flow, which will transform a given cir-

the CPU, interrupt system, peripherals, and

cuit into a secure design incorporating

programming. The concurrent operation of

counter-measures against fault attacks.

the CPU and peripherals is highlighted throughout as critical to creating cost-

In order to address the conflict between

effective embedded systems. The book

testability and security, the authors

gives an early introduction to practical

describe innovative design-for-testabil-

multitasking on the CPU, with the goals of

ity (DFT) computer-aided design (CAD)

improving responsiveness and software

tools that support security challenges,

modularity while reducing CPU overhead.

engineered for compliance with exist-

The interplay of interrupts, peripherals and

ing, commercial tools. Secure protocols

schedulers is examined.

are discussed, which protect access to and

The textbook is available in print and digi-

enable the design of secure access

tal formats, via Amazon and Bookshelf


Online, respectively.

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