TCG Specification Architecture Overview

08/02/2007 Specification

This Architectural Overview provides an introduction to TCG goals and architecture. It defines anticipated scenarios for use of TPM enabled platforms, compliance procedures and anticipated implications on manufacturing and support processes. Anyone looking for an overview of TCG specification and its implications should read this document.

The TCG Architecture Overview Version 1.4 defines anticipated scenarios for use of TPM enabled platforms, compliance procedures and anticipated implications on manufacturing and support processes. Anyone looking for an overview of TCG specification and its implications should read this document. This document does NOT contain normative text.

Through the collaboration of platform, software, and technology vendors develop a specification that delivers an enhanced HW and OS based trusted computing platform that enhances customers’ trusted domains.

Goals

The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) will publish specifications defining architectures, functions and interfaces that provide a baseline for a wide variety of computing platform implementations. Additionally, the TCG will publish specifications describing specific platform implementations such as the Personal Computer, Personal Digital Assistants (PDA), Cellular telephones and other computing equipment.

Platforms based on the TCG specifications are expected to meet functional and reliability standards that allow increased assurance of trust. The TCG will publish evaluation criteria and platform specific profiles that may be used as a common yard stick for evaluating devices incorporating TCG technology. Achieving improved trust also requires operational integrity of maintenance processes after deployment. The TCG will recommend practices and procedures for maintaining trust in deployed platforms.