Rust programming language app runs on IoT SiP: Page 2 of 2

August 07, 2019 //By Julien Happich
Rust programming
Product design and engineering consultancy 42 Technology has announced what it claims to be the world’s first Rust programming language application for a single-chip Internet of Things (IoT) device.

“42 Technology has specifically developed its Rust-based application to demonstrate an easier and faster way for companies to develop new products for the cellular IoT revolution but without inadvertently compromising on security. Our aim is to help eliminate the security vulnerabilities that too many people have seen, for example, with low cost home security cameras, smart hubs and with medical equipment such as insulin pumps,” said Jonathan Pallant, the senior consultant who led the application development programme at 42 Technology and is also a founding member of the Rust Embedded Working Group.
"Nordic’s nRF9160 SiP offers game-changing energy-efficiency, performance and security. And we are delighted 42 Technology’s Rust-enabled application will help to demonstrate the wide range of genuinely secure IoT applications that our new wireless module can be used for,” said John Leonard, senior product marketing manager at Nordic Semiconductor.

Rust is the perfect programming language to run on very small and low-cost hardware, and was specifically designed from the outset with a focus on memory-safety. It gives developers modern, powerful tools to allow them to be highly productive – without incurring significant run-time overhead – and because of the strict type-checking and borrow-checking, the Rust compiler is able to highlight potential issues early in the development process.

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