Trusted Platform Module Basics

Trusted Platform Module Basics

Using TPM in Embedded Systems

1st Edition - July 25, 2006

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  • Author: Steven Kinney
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780750679602
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080465166

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Clear, practical tutorial style text with real-world applications First book on TPM for embedded designers Provides a sound foundation on the TPM, helping designers take advantage of hardware security based on sound TCG standards Covers all the TPM basics, discussing in detail the TPM Key Hierarchy and the Trusted Platform Module specification Presents a methodology to enable designers and developers to successfully integrate the TPM into an embedded design and verify the TPM's operation on a specific platform

Key Features

  • This sound foundation on the TPM provides clear, practical tutorials with detailed real-world application examples
  • The author is reknowned for training embedded systems developers to successfully implement the TPM worldwide


PRIMARY MARKET: industry training/self-education of embedded developers, computer engineers, software engineers, hardware engineers

SECONDARY MARKET: Graduate-level embedded systems/computer engineering
students at colleges and universities

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. History of the Trusted Computing Group
    Chapter 2. Cryptographic Basics
    Chapter 3. Software vs. Hardware Based Security Models
    Chapter 4. Hardware Design Considerations
    Chapter 5. TPM Architectural Overview
    Chapter 6. Root of Trust, the TPM Endorsement Key
    Chapter 7. Key Hierarchy and Management
    Chapter 8. Platform Configuration Registers
    Chapter 9. TPM Command Message Overview
    Chapter 10. TPM Intra Message Structures
    Chapter 11. Anti-Replay Protection and Rolling Nonces
    Chapter 12. Command Authorization
    Chapter 13. Communicating with the TPM, Intel’s Low Pin Count (LPC) Bus
    Chapter 14. TPM LPC Base Address Definitions and Functionality
    Chapter 15. TPM Sacred Seven Command Suite
    Chapter 16. Compliance Vectors and Their Purpose
    Chapter 17. TPM System Deployment Initialization
    Chapter 18. Establishing a TPM Owner and Owner Authorized Command Suite
    Chapter 19. TPM Cryptographic Command Suite
    Chapter 20. TPM PCR Command Suite
    Chapter 21. TPM Protection Profile
    Chapter 22. Trusted Device Driver
    Chapter 23. Trusted Device Driver Layer and Interface
    Chapter 24. Sequential Command Examples
    Chapter 25. Migrating to the 1.2 Version of the TPM
    APPENDIX A: TPM Command List by Ordinal
    APPENDIX B: TPM Error List by Return Code
    APPENDIX C: SMBus, An Alternate Communication Model
    APPENDIX D: Compliance Test Suite Source Code, C Source

Product details

  • No. of pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2006
  • Published: July 25, 2006
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780750679602
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080465166

About the Author

Steven Kinney

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Software Design Engineer, Atmel Corporation, Colorado Springs, CO, USA.

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