Linley IoT Conference 2015
Covers hardware design for client devices on the Internet of Things (IoT)
Held on June 11, 2015

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Agenda: June 11, 2015

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9:00am-9:55amKeynote

IoT Market and Technology Trends
Linley Gwennap, Principal Analyst, The Linley Group

The Internet of Things is a vast market covering a wide range of devices. Although each has its own specific needs, they can be divided into groups with common technical requirements. Many of these designs also require low cost and low power, driving a need for greater integration at the chip level, but designers are still seeking the best combination of features such as processing, memory, analog, RF, and MEMS sensing. This presentation discusses the technical trends in this rapidly evolving market. It also presents a market forecast for IoT devices, taking a top-down approach to derive a more realistic assessment of the opportunities.

9:55am-10:15amBreak sponsored by INSIDE Secure
10:15am-11:45amSession 1: IoT Processor Design

Processors for IoT devices require a diverse set of capabilities. The CPU may need to handle complex sensor and control algorithms, but it must be power efficient. Any IoT device needs a network connection, most often wireless and in many cases integrated with the processor. To produce the best device, choosing the right IP, and the right foundry to implement and manufacture the design, is paramount. This session, moderated by Mike Demler, senior analyst at The Linley Group, examines the IP cores and IC process technology that enables leading-edge IoT processors.

Connecting the Internet of Things
Franz Dugand, Sales & Marketing Manager, CEVA

The key fundamental of IoT, from sensors and home security to cars and the roads they drive on, is the quest to connect everything to the internet. Given such a broad range of devices and products, deploying the right technologies and standards to connect each one in the most efficient manner is a considerable challenge. This presentation will explain how CEVA's connectivity IP enables many of these use cases, spanning ultra-low-power, low-bandwidth requirements to high-performance applications, in a cost-efficient manner.

Driving Technology Innovation to Enable IoT Growth
Timothy Dry, Product Marketing Manager, GLOBALFOUNDRIES

The rapid evolution of consumer and mobile applications and the emergence of the Internet of Things continually push the limits of power, performance, cost, and design. To sustain this pace of innovation, the semiconductor industry must develop high-performance devices with low power consumption to capitalize on IoT opportunities. This presentation will discuss low-power, wide performance requirements and examine FD-SOI as a leading-edge cost-effective technology that will advance IoT growth.

Addressing IoT Application Needs with Power-Efficient Processors and Subsystems
Rich Collins, Product Manager for ARC Processors, Synopsys

Device manufacturers building components for wearable and battery-operated IoT devices face a performance-power paradox that is driving the need for new types of low-power solutions. General-purpose and standard processors cannot deliver the required performance to manage specialized IoT tasks like processing sensor information, recognizing voices, filtering, and audio playback within the necessary power budget. Efficient processors and pre-verified, SoC-ready subsystems optimized for sensor and control applications are ideal for complex IoT applications.

There will be Q&A and a panel discussion featuring above speakers.

11:45am-1:00pmLunch sponsored by Synopsys
1:00pm-1:30pmSpecial Presentation

How to Build an On-Demand Video IoT Product
Simon Milner, CTO, Co-Founder, Petzila

The addition of mobile audio and video interfaces can significantly expand the usability of the traditional headless IoT device. This presentation will describe a commercial implementation using the following four off-the-shelf building blocks: h264 USB camera module; limited memory Marvell MC-200 WiFi micro-controller module; Amazon Cloud, using the Wowza video service; FFMPEG video libraries for Android and IoS mobile client. The presentation will focus on the end-to-end integration design considerations and lessons learnt.

1:30pm-3:00pmSession 2: Securing the Internet of Things

Connecting our appliances, lights, cars, and even our bodies to the Internet creates new efficiencies and capabilities, but it can also provide unwanted access to our personal data. Hackers could discover when we are home, what we do while there, and even personal health information. Worse yet, they could take control of our devices, causing financial and physical harm. This session, moderated by Loyd Case, senior analyst at The Linley Group, discusses the hardware capabilities required to support strong security in IoT devices, ensuring that their data and functions are off-limits to intruders.

Halting the Thingbot Army with Secure Gateways
Joseph Byrne, Senior Manager Strategic Marketing, Freescale

In a world with 50 billion internet-connected devices, bad actors are marshaling a thingbot army. One tiny orange box dares to stand in their way. Inside, a quad-core processor beats like a four-chambered heart. Ready to protect our homes, factories, cars, and precious bodies of water, this processor has weapons like no other: platform trust technology, hardware access-control lists, crypto and hash accelerators, and deep-packet-inspection engines. This talk provides a reference model and describes the tools this multicore processor uses to cut down threats. Coming this June.

Embedding Robust Platform Security into IoT SoCs
Bart Stevens, VP Silicon IP and Secure Protocols Business Line, Verimatrix

Silicon for industrial, automotive, wearable, and IoT applications requires robust platform security to counter possible threats. The "always connected" aspect of appliances requires an appropriate level of platform and communication security, implemented in a robust manner, to protect the device identities; ensuring authenticated and authorized network access. This presentation explains how INSIDE's certified security designs help customers build best-in-class hardware-protected platform security capabilities, such as root of trust, secure boot and debug, key vault, asset store, secure authentication, authorization, and encryption services.

Integrating Security with Energy Efficient Processing into IoT SoCs
Rich Collins, Product Manager for ARC Processors, Synopsys

The range of use cases for IoT devices is extremely diverse, ranging from simple battery-powered sensing to more mission-critical uses. However, the need for security across these devices remains constant. The integration of security IP, secure communications, and a low-power processor will provide optimum security and minimum power consumption. In this presentation, Inside Secure and Synopsys will introduce an innovative embedded security platform that combines the energy-efficient ARC EM CPU family with Inside Secure's robust VaultIoT security IP to enable a flexible, adjustable security solution.

There will be Q&A and a panel discussion featuring above speakers.

3:00pm-3:20pmBreak sponsored by INSIDE Secure
3:20pm-4:50pmSession 3: Energy-Efficient Design for IoT Clients

Some IoT sensors need to run for years using only a coin-size battery. Wearable devices require tiny lightweight batteries, but users want them to last for days or weeks. Power budgets for these devices must include processing, sensors, wireless radio transmission, and in some cases, small displays. This session, moderated by Linley Gwennap, principal analyst at The Linley Group, will focus on technologies for reducing power and improving energy efficiency in these IoT designs.

Achieving Energy Efficiency for IoT Design With Optimized IP
Rich Collins, Product Manager for ARC Processors, Synopsys

Reducing energy consumption and system costs are critical in today's IoT applications. New investments in IP and tools play a significant role in extending battery life, reducing energy costs and enabling added functionality for wearable and machine-to-machine devices. Developing SoCs for IoT applications requires IP that not only supports low power process technologies but also implements advanced low power techniques for energy-efficient sensing, processing, and communications.

Enabling Energy-Efficient Signal Processing for IoT

Everyone is talking about IoT and proposing diverse solutions for the challenges faced by product developers. Looking at products that make up the "Things" and the connecting "Fog" between the Things and the Cloud, one significant challenge is to create a single processor solution that works for every product given the disparate sensing, computation, and communications requirements. This presentation discusses how solutions leveraging the low-energy Tensilica Fusion DSP address this challenge using efficient direct sensor connectivity, customizable signal processing, and secure wireless-communications acceleration.

Using a Network-on-a-Chip to Manage Power in IoT SoCs
Benoit de Lescure, Vice President, Technology, ArterisIP

Most people think of NoCs as a high-performance technology, but they can also help designers reduce the power of their SoCs. The NoC is the heart of the chip, connecting to every core, so it is the natural place to implement power management. This presentation will explain how the Arteris NoC can efficiently manage SoC-level power, and how the NoC itself can be configured to minimize its own power draw, using examples from actual customer implementations of IoT processors.

There will be Q&A and a panel discussion featuring above speakers.

4:50pm-6:30pmReception and Exhibits Sponsored by Synopsys
6:30pmEnd of Conference

 

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