32-Bit MCU incorporates security and privacy for Bluetooth 5

December 04, 2019 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
32-Bit MCU incorporates security and privacy for Bluetooth 5
Renesas Electronics Corporation has introduced the RX23W 32-bit microcontroller (MCU) with Bluetooth 5.0® for IoT endpoint devices such as home appliances and healthcare equipment.

By combining Bluetooth 5.0 with its Trusted Secure IP on its popular high-performance RX MCU family, Renesas offers customers an optimized single-chip for system control and wireless communication, while also providing a more secure way to answer the Bluetooth security risks such as eavesdropping, tampering, and viruses.

"While devices with Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy is not new in the market, Renesas adds value for this ubiquitous wireless technology with a twist: strong emphasis on security and privacy,” said Daryl Khoo, Vice President, Product Marketing, IoT Platform Business Unit at Renesas Electronics Corporation.

"The recent security concerns clearly shows that the Bluetooth implementations are getting more complex as more core use cases are defined, and there is a strong need to address better, more secure connections. Renesas believes applications deploying Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy capabilities will be complemented with our strength in hardware security, all within one MCU that can handle application, communication and security.”

The RX23W is based on the company’s RXv2 core, which provides outstanding computational performance with improved FPU and DSP functions. It operates at a maximum clock frequency of 54 MHz. The RXv2 core achieves a high performance of 4.33 Coremark/MHz.

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