MCUXpresso Secure Provisioning v4.0.1 Now Available

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MCUXpresso Secure Provisioning v4.0.1 Now Available

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MCUXpresso Secure Provisioning Tool (SEC) is a graphical user interface (GUI) tool covering secure boot process and Trust Provisioning capabilities, primarily aimed at microcontroller customers. It provides unified GUI front-end over existing command-line tools (elftosb, blhost, sdphost, cst, pfr, tpconfig, tphost).

Features

  • Support for i.MX RT10xx, RT11xx, RT5xx and RT6xx families:
    • RT1010, RT1015, RT1020, RT1024, RT1050, RT1060 and RT1064
    • RT1171, RT1172, RT1173, RT1175, RT1176, RT1165, RT1166
    • RT595S, RT555S, RT533S, RT685S, RT633S
  • Support for LPC55Sxx family:
    • LPC55S6x, LPC55S2x, LPC55S1x and LPC55S0x
  • Conversion of ELF executables, SREC, HEX and raw binaries into bootable images files
  • Credentials (keys, signatures and certificates) generation and management associated with signed/encrypted images
  • Target device connection via UART, USB-HID, SPI and I2C
  • Writing FlexSPI NOR, SEMC NAND or SD card boot device including configuration of the boot device parameters
  • Use of DCD configuration for SDRAM images bootup
  • Programming customizable eFuses per image and use case requirements
  • Optional batch scripts generation  for later use without the GUI
  • Streamlined operation for general users
  • Manufacturing tool with the support of parallel execution
  • Detailed supported features for each processor in the user guide

Downloads

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 10 (64-bit)
  • Mac OS 11.6 Big Sur
  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS 64 bit, with GNOME and "OpenSSL 1.1.1f  31 Mar 2020". Newer versions of Ubuntu are not supported yet.

Revision History

4.0.1

  • Windows: Fix for LPC55Sxx write script in sealing CMPA page
  • Updated terminology in GUI and documentation

4.0

  • Added support for Trust Provisioning using Smart Card for LPC55S6x/2x
  • Added support for "life cycle" selection instead of "Enable security" checkbox (for all processors)
  • Added support for Encrypted (HAB) and Encrypted (IEE) boot modes for RT11xx
  • Added support for FlexSPI instance selection for i.MX RT11xx processors
  • Added support for OTFAD encrypted boot mode with user keys for i.MX RT1010 processors
  • Added support for SPI and I2C connection types (for LPC55Sxx and i.MX RTxxx)
  • Improved fields and bits names in PFC Configuration for LPC55Sxx processors
  • Improvements on the Manufacturing Tool: Added counter of successful operations and a "Test connection" button
  • Improved layout of PFR Configuration dialog for improving the user experience on Linux
  • Several fixes and improvements for write script for i.MX RTxxx processors
  • Added a "Clear CMPA" button into PFR Configuration dialog
  • CLI command "clear-security" was removed. It was replaced by PFR configuration and a "Clear CMPA" button
  • Windows: Fixed problem that the Secure Provisioning Tool does not run with some region settings
  • Integrated SPSDK 1.6 with the following highlighted changes:
    • additional CLI tools added: tpconfig, tphost, nxpcertgen, nxpdevhsm, shadowregs, nxpdevscan
    • blhost:
      • performance of the "receive-sb-file" command was significantly improved, however, if it fails, the reported error code might not be correct; use the parameter "--check-errors" to see the detailed problem information
      • command "efuse-program-once" automatically verifies the written value so as to avoid problems on i.MX RT11xx processors, where the write failure was reported as a successful operation (see also --verify/--no-verify option)
    • pfr, pfrc:
      • the names of the fields and their bits were updated without preserving backward compatibility

Known problems and limitations

  • RTxxx: shadow registers supported only for secured boot types, not supported for "Plain" and "Plain with CRC"
  • Windows: Do not use workspace path with spaces, it is not supported by some command line tools.
  • See also chapter Troubleshooting in documentation
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