Linley IoT Conference 2016
Focusing on hardware design for the Internet of Things (IoT)
Held on April 27, 2016
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Santa Clara, CA

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Agenda: April 27, 2016

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IoT Market and Technology Trends
Mike Demler, Senior Analyst, The Linley Group

The Internet of Things (IoT) encompasses a wide range of end products. Building a successful device requires more than simply adding an Internet connection to an embedded system. Combining processors and sensors with radio technology can challenge designers, who must have a solid understanding of these technologies as well as system-level issues such as security and low-power design. This presentation discusses the technical trends in this rapidly evolving market. It also presents a top-down market forecast for IoT devices.

9:55am-10:15amBreak sponsored by NXP/Synopsys
10:15am-11:45amSession 1: IoT Network Security

The potential for billions of IoT-connected devices has raised concerns for security throughout the network, from client devices, to gateways, to cloud services. Designers are challenged to create products that meet cost constraints, and are easy for the average consumer to connect and use, while ensuring that their hardware and software is tamper proof. This session, moderated by Loyd Case, senior analyst at The Linley Group, examines the role of processor IP cores, software techniques, and network architecture in developing IoT security.

Building Secure Gateways and Hubs for the IoT
Mike Borza, Member of Technical Staff, Security IP, Synopsys

IoT gateway and hub system architects play a vital role in securing IoT systems and services. As the nexus for both wired and wireless communications, these systems are attractive targets for attacks from all directions. This presentation establishes a set of requirements for secure IoT gateways, and describes how designing secure hubs starts from a root of trust to build up a fully operational application environment.

Creating a New Network Paradigm for the IoT
Jeff Steinheider, Digital Networking, Product Manager, NXP

A lot of the attention in the IoT space is directed at the technology that is used in the sensors and end nodes. However, the infrastructure and network will need to evolve to enable the IoT to reach its full potential. This presentation will explore how a secure network with distributed intelligence is crucial to analyzing and acting on the data created by the IoT.

Right-Sizing IoT Security
Steve Singer, Senior Director, WW Field Applications Engineering, Rambus

IoT introduces unique security challenges that must be addressed to protect users' sensitive data and safety. To help developers choose the right security solution based on business requirements, this session will explain current IoT security threats and provide an overview of available security technologies -- ranging from software that can run on existing platforms to embedded tamper-resistant hardware IPs. Real world cases will show how smart IoT security decisions can lead to an optimal balance between security, cost and performance.

This session includes a panel discussion and Q&A featuring the above speakers.

1:00pm-2:30pmSession 2: IoT Connectivity, Software, and Semiconductor Technologies

Designers of IoT processors must employ a variety of semiconductor technologies, integrating CPUs with memories, DSPs, sensors, and wireless connectivity. To adapt to rapidly evolving standards, designs must be flexible and programmable, enabling engineers to easily develop applications, and update them as requirements change over time. This session, moderated by Linley Gwennap, principal analyst at The Linley Group, discusses process technologies, DSP architectures, and software tools for designing programmable wireless IoT devices.

“Under-the-Hood” Semiconductor Technologies – Designing the IoT Experience

Is IoT really about things, networks and cloud data centers? Technically yes, but introspect thru the lens of consumers or enterprise, and you begin to discern the real value as "easy-to-use", "fast", "longer battery life", "small", "cheap", "cool", "connected", and so on. Synthesized to one word - "experience". This presentation will explore semiconductor technologies including process, memory, connectivity, security, power management that enable the IoT stack to drive value upwards and deliver the end-user and end-product experience.

Challenges of IoT System Software Integration
Raj Pawate, Design Engineering Director, Cadence

There are many challenges to integrate the computing, sensing and connectivity functions in an IoT device at the system software level. A standard framework will accelerate and simplify this integration to interface audio, voice, sensor and radio functions running on a DSP. This presentation will review the architecture of a standard framework and development environment that enables high-level application programmers to leverage the DSP without having to understand the low-level programming details.

Wi-Fi for IoT: Software-Defined Modems Overcome Connectivity Standard Fragmentation
David Pereira, Senior Project Manager, Connectivity, CEVA

Wireless IoT connectivity comprises a multiplicity of standards, including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Thread and LTE, many of which have multiple versions. The enormous variety of applications and the constant evolution of their requirements demand a cost-efficient, scalable, and upgradeable solution capable of addressing current and future connectivity needs. This presentation introduces CEVA's software-defined IoT modem and explains how a single platform can support a range of established and evolving Wi-Fi standards, thereby addressing varied requirements in IoT devices.

This session includes a panel discussion and Q&A featuring the above speakers.

2:30pm-2:50pmBreak sponsored by NXP/Synopsys
2:50pm-4:45pmSession 3: Secure, Low-Power IoT Edge Devices

IoT edge devices must be low-cost, secure, and typically operate within meager power budgets. They must connect seamlessly to the cloud, and support a comprehensive set of software tools and APIs to enable engineers to optimize designs for the needs of different market segments. This session, moderated by Mike Demler, senior analyst at The Linley Group, will focus on processor architectures and development platforms that enable designers to build affordable and secure low-power IoT edge devices.

Securing the IoT for Billions of Possible Intrusion Points
Donnie Garcia, Microcontrollers Product Manager, NXP

As connecting edge devices gains momentum, threats and vulnerabilities to privacy and security emerge. The cost of protecting IoT-connected devices can present a challenge to first-time manufacturers, who may lack expertise in this area. Therefore, a new approach to securing the edge is required. In this presentation, we will share industry insights gained from IoT device manufacturers that are providing cost effective, secure, certified hardware, which can hasten the learning cycle for developers of new, emerging edge devices.

Securing Ultra-low Power IoT Edge Nodes
Angela Raucher, Product Line Manager ARC EM Processors, Synopsys

The increasing amount of information stored on or transmitted from IoT edge nodes and growing concern over the protection of personal and corporate data is driving the demand for enhanced security in these devices. However, designers are challenged with implementing required security features within the power and area constraints for IoT devices. This presentation will describe the use of a single ultra-low power processor to implement security in IoT applications without significant impact to power consumption or area.

Internet of Things: Pursuing the Next Wave of Opportunities
Marc Naddell, VP, MediaTek Labs, MediaTek

A new wave of IoT devices will leverage small, power-efficient chipsets connected to other devices or the cloud. This presentation will describe the MediaTek LinkIt Development Platform, which enables creation of connected appliances, home/office automation devices, smart gadgets, wearables, and IoT bridges. The first release of the hardware development kit employs a Cortex-M4F-based MCU with an integrated Wi-Fi radio, security engine, and PMU. The software-development kit offers a single toolset and common API implemented over the popular freeRTOS.

Addressing the Opportunities for Quantified Health with an Integrated Chip Solution
Justin Ging, Senior Manager Marketing, System LSI, Samsung

Manufacturers are integrating an increasing number of sensors in health-monitoring devices, which enable users to better analyze their physical condition, and track their wellness and fitness goals. By collecting more accurate biometric data, users gain greater insight into the impact of dietary changes and exercise routines. This presentation will cover some of the challenges associated with personal health monitoring, and describe a compact, low-power SoC which accurately captures and processes biometric data in real-time and encrypts it for secure transmission.

This session includes a panel discussion and Q&A featuring the above speakers.



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