Goodix will be looking to place its GR551x System-on-Chip (SoC) solution in more IoT devices after achieving Platform Security Architecture (PSA) Level 1 certification. The accolade indicates that the SoC has cleared all 10 of the PSA’s Level 1 security requirements, and generally lives up to the security best practices for IoT devices.
The GR551x SoC series was designed to support Bluetooth Low Energy applications in various connected products. Goodix has shipped more than 10 million units since launching the series in 2020, placing SoCs in everything from smartwatches to game controllers and shelf labeling systems.
The PSA standard, meanwhile, was put together in an effort to promote IoT security. It was created by Arm in collaboration with a number of consulting organizations and independent testing laboratories, and solutions that meet the standard are compliant with the latest security laws in the US, the European Union, and elsewhere. The UL lab carried out Goodix’s evaluation.
For its part, Goodix is hoping that its newly certified SoC will help speed up the development of new IoT devices. The company noted that the number of cyberattacks has increased in the past few years, which makes it even more critical to protect every device with an internet connection. The GR551x series can enable firmware upgrades and secure boot in addition to standard data protection utilities.
“Goodix places security at the core of our DNA, throughout the entire life cycle of our innovative products,” said Goodix President Sandy Hu. “We’re delighted our efforts in product security have been widely recognized by worldwide evaluation bodies and customers.”
In August, Goodix unveiled a new GR851x SoC series to support NB-IoT development in a 5G environment, though the SoC will not be available until later in the year. The company is also looking to step into the automotive space through the acquisition of Dream Chip Technologies.