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Security solution boasts fast, easy integration

Posted: 14 Nov 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:secure solution? embedded systems? microcontroller?

Atmel Corp. has unveiled the latest member of its AT98SC family of secure solutions specifically designed to address the increasing security needs of embedded systems.

The AT98SC016CU has high security functions that provide efficient counter-measures against hacking, cloning, phishing, counterfeiting, data and IP stealing. This solution is designed suitable for applications such as DRM, e-tokens, gaming consoles, STBs, network appliances, metering devices, door locks, vending machines, franking machines or tachometers. The product's wide choice of interfaces (TWI, SPI, ISO7816 for smart card applications) allows fast and easy physical integration in any existing system.

The solution also features powerful cryptographic algorithms such as RSA, TDES or Elliptic Curves, together with 16Kbyte tamper-proof and tamper-evident secure data storage. The solution is based on a secureAVR MCU, ready for independent Common Criteria EAL4+ certification and eligible for FIPS140-2 Level 3.

The customization of the AT98SC016CU is also possible in a flash with a flexible and user-friendly PC configuration software. The product does not require lengthy nor complex program development, specific expertise in security, nor heavy ROM masking, which accelerates product time-to-market, thereby offering customers a significant advance over competitors.

"Adding to an embedded system a security module that will, among others, effectively store sensitive data, prevent hardware counterfeiting and provide authentication services, has never been so fast and easy," said Eric Le Cocquen, Atmel's product marketing manager.

AT98SC016CU samples in the small SOIC8 and QFN20 packages.

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