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Atmel develops MCU for EMV 2000

Posted: 25 Jun 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:at90sc6404r? secureavr? microcontroller? atmel?

The new AT90SC6404R secureAVR microcontroller unit (MCU) from Atmel Corp. has 64K ROM, 4K EEPROM and 2K RAM.

Developed and fully certified for banking applications to meet the growing demand for EMV 2000, the MCU has been granted MasterCard CAST and Visa Level 3 security approvals. In addition, the device has been certified to Common Criteria EAL4 Augmented level (EAL4+), with vulnerability assessment AVA_VLA.4, which corresponds to today's highest proven resistance against any security attack.

EMV 2000 is a banking industry specification owned by EMVCo LLC, which was formed by Europay International, MasterCard International and Visa International to manage, maintain and enhance the EMV Integrated Circuit Card Specifications for Payment Systems.

The AT90SC6404R has also been assessed as part of MasterCard's new Card Quality Management (CQM) program and has obtained its CQM approval and label, together with other Atmel smart card ICs.

"The design and security features of the secureAVR architecture has helped us streamline our process, enabling shorter times for attainment of 3rd party certifications, such as EAL4+, Visa L3 and CAST, helping us and our customers bring new products to market faster," said Steve Mitchell, Atmel's Director of Security and Risk Management.

Supplied as die on sawn wafer, the new device has a typical volume pricing of 85 cents for 100,000-unit quantities.

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