As small, low cost devices are becoming connected to the internet, they also have become the Achilles heel of internet security. These devices are often poorly secured. With this program, imec develops new, hardware-entangled lightweight security solutions for IoT end points as part of an end-to-end secure solution.


  • Secure proximity services
  • Secure commissioning and maintenance
  • Secure (indoor) localization


Our solution

Building on world-class expertise in both the area of ultra-low power IC design as well as in IoT security, we develop lightweight secure solutions. Our solution for secure RF distance bounding features 5x improved accuracy than state-of-the-art while remaining compliant with popular wireless standards. It is secure by design, and supports multi-factor authentication. Other imec work in this area relates to low cost device keys and other ULP secure solutions.

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