Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Gateway: Trusted and Connected Intelligence

This white paper makes the case for the M2M gateway and highlights its role in supporting connectivity, intelligence, scalability and security in M2M networks. Different M2M scenarios require different connectivity options, wired and wireless, broadband and slow serial data. The majority of M2M devices normally remain off to save power, meaning connectivity should be low cost and low energy, but this is not the hallmark of cellular networks.

The M2M gateway is key in this respect: for connecting those clusters of low-energy, low-cost M2M devices that will be deployed around buildings, campuses and city streets. Since M2M equipment will be on the Internet and will often be deployed in publicly accessible areas, security is required to help with both physical tampering and malicious network attacks. The Freescale QorIQ family of processors covers all these aspects.