Advanced RISC Machines (ARM---Cambridge, England), a provider of 16/32-bit embedded RISC microprocessors, announces an openly-licensable Java Card virtual machine optimized for ARM SecurCore SC100 and SC200 CPUs.
This technology is expected to radically shorten time-to-market for high-security Java Card technology-based smartcards.
Available for licensing now, ARM SecurJC is for many types of smartcard applications, including SIMs (subscriber identity modules; for mobile phones), secure bank cards, government ID cards, and contact-less mass transit cards.
SecurJC eliminates the need to re-develop an entire Java Card implementation, enabling you to concentrate on application design and shorten what's usually the most time- and resource-consuming element in a design cycle.
The use of a SecurJC virtual machine on top of a SecurCore platform is also claimed to take an additional step in cost-efficiency for 32-bit smartcards, while leveraging Java Card applications interoperability across smartcard vendors.
Sun's Seal of Approval
ARM SecurJC is also compliant with the Java Card 2.2.1 Platform spec announced by Sun. By integrating functions in the Java Card platform, the ARM 32-bit technology-based Java Card product is positioned to support the requirements for 2G and 3G SIM cards in mobile telephony.
The ARM SecurJC Java Card virtual machine is also compliant with the latest Global Platform 2.1.1 spec from the GlobalPlatform organization. It facilitates the development and the deployment of secure multi-application smartcards.
More information is available at ARM's Web site. Or, contact the company at ARM Ltd., 110 Fulbourn Rd., Cambridge CB1 9NJ, England. Phone: (44) 01223 400400. Fax: (44) 01223 400410.