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Harwin Gecko EETimes Europe Dec 15.qxd:Layout 1 High Reliability in a In Spain, the Catalan health system TICSalut will carry a compact package pilot test to enable users interact NEW Horizontal Styles launched Nov 2015 Harwin’s Gecko range offers new horizontal additions affording increased design flexibility, with the same high performance. - Horizontal connector for mother-daughter board configurations - Horizontal Gecko allows reduced PCB stacking height when used with cable connectors - Pin spacing - 1.25mm - 2A per contact - Resists shock and vibration - Locking latch and PCB retention features For evaluation samples, CAD models and technical specifications go to: www.harwin.com/gecko online with the health department, its agencies and providers (hospitals, health centres, etc.). The E-citizen pilot will be performed in Italy, in which PIDaaS will be integrated in the service of visualization of the personal data within the human resources procedures. The employees belonging to an administration or company will be able to access to their personals records (such as payroll, holidays, time off work, etc.) and visualize them. Now who would host the LMP database, the most critical part of this whole identification service? Surely consumers would not be comfortable with their biometric data in the hands of a private company. “Initially, the database of the LMP will be hosted by Catalonian technology centre Eurecat (http://eurecatmobileforum.com/en/); then it may be hosted in the cloud”, explained Pau Bellorbí, manager of the project at co-founding partner Ricoh IT Services. “Note that users will only store in the LMP few personal information such as name, address or e-mail, and management information. All the other sensitive information would be stored in the source servers. For instance, all your health information could be stored in servers of the Catalan Health System and the LMP would only store policies to allow third parties to access that information. We think that the storage of biometric templates, other kinds of credentials, authorization and management policies, etc. would not have to compromise the privacy of users”. How would you define the amount of information that a company could ask a user to transfer through the LMP? Isn’t there a risk for users with little concern or knowledge about privacy to give by mistake full access to their data to all the companies connected to the LMP? “Obviously, data that each service provider shares with/through the LMP should be defined in advance and with an associated privacy agreement. For instance, health insurance companies do not need access to the users’ financial transactions. But, human errors are very difficult to foresee and control” concluded Bellorbí. At this stage, the partners are not settled on whether the PIDaaS platform would become open-source or not. The PIDaaS is a project co-founded under the ICT Policy Support Programme by the following partners: CSI Piemonte, Bantec, Eurecat, Ricoh, University of Kent, E-bros, TicSalut and Hogskolen I Gjovik. Barco Silex takes public-key cryptography to IoT with new IP core Barco Silex has launched a new IP core for public-key cryptography, capable of performing an ECDSA-P256 verify operation in less than 150 μs, even on an FPGA. Designed to be scalable and to support all major algorithms, the core can implement public-key cryptography in hardware, as part of a security coprocessor to the application’s ASIC or FPGA. The BA414EP IP was designed with the IoT market in mind, where secure, fast, and dependable connections are crucial. It can be scaled to offer the best mix of area/performance/power possible, including solutions for systems that require a very low gate count or an extremely high performance. It includes a wide range of algorithms and solutions such as RSA, ECC with NIST/other curves (Brainpool, Apple Home Kit...) and other protocols. The IP will offload 100% of the cryptographic operations from a processor, freeing the application to do what it was designed for. The company has also added a unique software wrapper for easy install and configuration. Barco Silex www.barco-silex.com www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe December 2015 31


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