Atmel Launches Highly Secure Digital Transactions Microcontroller » read source
Atmel Corporation, announced the introduction of its AT91SC464384RCU, the newest addition to the AT91SC Advanced Telecoms product family. Based on the ARM SC100, this secure microcontroller targets mobile payment and mobile TV applications. The mobile telecoms environment is moving towards the convergence of the wireless, internet, contactless and TV broadcasting worlds. The smart card is at the heart of this convergence, and the need for increased security must be met.
It features an outstanding on-chip compact ROM program memory of 464K Bytes, a flexible 384KB EEPROM for data, and 18KB of RAM. Communication interfaces are ISO7816 and Single Wire Protocol. With the AT91SC464384RCU, Atmel offers the ability to secure highly sensitive digital transactions. This device, with its high-end security features, targets Common Criteria EAL4+ certification, thereby assuring total security for mobile TV and mobile payment applications.
Through the adoption of new technologies such as NFC, TCP/IP and Smartcard Web Server, the smart card's responsibility is increasing and is becoming a key and individual security element within this complex environment. Development tools and literature are available upon request and the first ROM codes are already set for bulk production.
"In addition, the mobile telecoms, through the ETSI standardization body, selected SWP as its NFC solution. Atmel provides an SWP interface fully compliant with the ETSI specification which is expected by end of 2007. “ said Laurent Sustek, Atmel's Technical Marketing Manager for Advanced Telecoms Secure Microcontroller Solutions.”This high performance, low power device is designed as such to host Operating Systems integrating latest technologies."
Atmel's broad product portfolio services fast-growing segments in all the major application areas: consumer, computer/network, telecommunications, secure systems, industrial, automotive, aerospace and military. In numerous applications, Atmel is able to provide a complete system solution, or a system-in-package or system-on-chip.