PX5 Embedded

Defense Mechanisms: Combatting Embedded Insecurity

October 6, 2023 | 7 min read

Securing Embedded Systems: Balancing hardware and software measures. Hardware options like anti-tampering, lock-step execution, and anti-glitch protect firmware. Software best practices include rigorous testing and careful handling of function pointers. Together, they form a robust defense.

Isn’t it About Time for a Standard RTOS API?

May 24, 2023 | 5 min read

Proprietary RTOSes with unique APIs dominate the embedded MCU landscape. While some APIs excel, others fall short. Surprisingly, the disparity between good and average RTOS APIs is minimal—they mostly get the job done. However, after 30+ years, it's clear that proprietary RTOS APIs negatively impact embedded development and our industry as a whole.

Product of the Week: PX5 RTOS with Arm TrustZone Support

May 1, 2023 | 2 min read

Safety-critical, real-time systems today — such as automotive, IoT, industrial, mobile, and other MCU-based devices — necessitate a high level of security and protection, and the ability to perform predictable and deterministic functions within a secure environment that can manage various components at once.

Reducing safety and security risks for embedded systems

May 1, 2023 | 7 min read

Practical tips for reducing risks include implementing secure boot and update mechanisms, using secure communication protocols, and conducting regular security audits. It also highlights the role of hardware-based security measures in protecting embedded systems from attacks. This resource is valuable for anyone involved in designing, developing, or maintaining embedded systems.

New PX5 RTOS Boasts Native Support for POSIX pthreads API

February 9, 2023 | 11 min read

The PX5 RTOS includes native support for POSIX pthreads. The new feature enables developers to use standard pthreads APIs, simplifying the development of multithreaded applications on PX5 RTOS. The Max Maxfield article highlights the benefits of the new features and their potential impact on embedded systems development.

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