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boot loader

A small program that calls the operating system into memory (RAM) after the power is turned on. The boot loader may reside in the boot sector of the hard drive (or SSD) or in a chip. In more secure systems, the boot loader may load a second-level boot program, which then loads the operating system. Sometimes, the boot loader and boot manager, which enables one of several operating systems to be selected, are combined in the same program. See boot, boot manager, boot sector and secure boot.
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Evolution of the uLoad secure boot loader and safe installer, executing root of trust, sign and verify, authentication and attestation using the STSAFE tamper proof discrete secure element.
The typical function executing these tasks within an ECU is the secure FLASH Boot Loader which will be explained next.
ARM recommends UEFI as the preferred boot loader for 64-bit processors, based on the ARMv8 AArch64 architecture.
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You choose which OS to boot (start) via a Boot Loader at switch-on.
Additionally, with its automated boot line feature, the Wind River solution allows developers to run their Linux kernel on their target processor prior to a boot loader being available.
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The library kit includes pre-configured OEM Adaptation Layer (OAL) software, a Windows CE boot loader, a suite of drivers, a source code, and a build tree for creating an image that is ready to run using Microsoft Platform Builder v.
The AT90SCR200 also includes a hardware AES crypto engine and random number generator, and offers 4KB of data SRAM and EEPROM, plus 64KB of flash code memory, including a dedicated boot loader area.
With its secure design architecture, cryptographic acceleration engines, and secure boot loader, the SAMA5D2 is the ideal solution for point-of-sale (POS), Internet of Things (IoT) and industrial applications requiring anti-cloning, data protection and secure communication transfer.
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Xilinx is leveraging LDRA structural coverage and standards compliance tools to enhance Zynq-7000 boot loader code and device driver code for key markets that require certification, compliance, and functional safety.