West Ham 3-0 Lusitanos: Hammers kick off Europa League qualifying with easy victory

first_img1 West Ham celebrate Diafra Sakho’s goal West Ham began their first European campaign for nine years with a straightforward 3-0 victory over Andorra minnows Lusitanos.The Hammers, who made the Europa League qualifying first-round tie having topped the Fair Play Table last season, entertained the packed, 35,000-strong Upton Park crowd, with manager Slaven Bilic in the stands.Top frontman Diafra Sakho – who scored 12 goals in 26 games last term – netted a cool first-half brace with James Tomkins adding a third after the break to put the hosts in control ahead of their second leg trip to the tiny principality on 9 July.It’s a long road to a potential group stage spot, though – if they do see off Lusitanos over the two legs, they’ll face another two qualifying clashes before a final play-off to enter the competition proper.With academy manager Terry Westley in charge, West Ham named a youthful side, with 16-year-old Reece Oxford – the England Under-17 captain – becoming West Ham’s youngest ever player as he started alongside Diego Poyet, 20, in midfield.New goalkeeper Darren Randolph was also in action but it was a quiet debut for the former Birmingham man, as the visitors fired just two shots at goal in the 90 minutes – with none hitting the target.It was a sluggish start from the Hammers, with Oxford forcing the Lusitanos goalkeeper into the first save of the night with a tame header on 12 minutes.Sakho should have broken the deadlock on the half-hour mark after a smart Diego Poyet – son of former Sunderland manager Gus – pass allowed Amalfitano to stand up a cross for the Senegal forward – who could only head over from close range.But the striker made no mistake when presented with a similar chance ten minutes later, nodding home Zarate’s cross after some smart work by the tricky Argentine.And the Senegal international swept home his second on the stroke of half-time, this time taking up a position in the box to convert Zarate’s low crossThe second half started in a similar pattern to the first and again it was Oxford who came close to scoring, this time with a rasping long-range drive which flew just wide.Tomkins nodded home a third soon afterwards, steering a header into the net after smart work by Jarvis, with Sakho making way soon after as Elliot Lee was introduced.Further changes from both sides fragmented play in the closing stages, with academy product Josh Cullen rattling the crossbar with a dipping effort in stoppage time.last_img read more

ST: STM32 expansion software simplifies security implementation on IoT endpoints

first_img Continue Reading Previous Development of a cooling system for a COM carrier systemNext Express Logic supports Secure Boot and Secure Firmware Update for STM32 MCUs Consolidating secure boot, secure firmware update, and secure-engine services in a convenient STM32Cube expansion software package, X-CUBE-SBSFU v.2.0 from STMicroelectronics helps product developers fully utilize the security features of STM32 microcontrollers to protect connected devices like IoT endpoints and help manage their life-cycle.X-CUBE-SBSFU Secure Boot enables protection of intellectual property, checks and activates the STM32’s built-in security mechanisms, and checks the authenticity and integrity of user application code before every execution to prevent invalid or malicious code from running. The trusted device can then safely take part in mutual authentication when connecting remotely to a network, in accordance with well-known security best practices.The secure firmware-update functionality aids lifetime device management – applying fixes, functional upgrades, and security updates to cover the latest cyber threats — by handling secure loading and safe programming of firmware. The secure loader supports multiple recognized digital-signature (ECDSA or AES methods) and cryptography (AES-GCM) algorithms to receive, authenticate, and decrypt the encrypted firmware image, and check the integrity of the code. The safe programming supports both single-image update for maximum user-application size and dual-image update giving extra flexibility to support anti-rollback during image installation and Over-The-Air (OTA) firmware download.In addition, X-CUBE-SBSFU secure-engine services maintain a protected environment for storing critical data such as cryptographic keys and executing cryptographic algorithms, thus completing a comprehensive package for protecting connected devices and securing IoT networks.The X-CUBE-SBSFU expansion software package is delivered as a free-of-charge reference library, available under Software License Agreement, and comes with technical literature to aid implementation of best-in-class protection demonstrating state-of-the-art usage of STM32L4 and STM32L4+ security features. Built upon ST’s STM32Cube software technology, it will simplify portability throughout the extensive STM32 family that comprises over 800 devices offering a wide range of performance, memory density, feature-integration, I/O, and connectivity options. An X-CUBE-SBSFU package update will be introduced to give code references to the other STM32 series.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more