Cartes, France - The AT90SO family of secure microcontrollers from Atmel Corporation targets the highest security level for smart objects and systems. The new MCUs a offer a wide range of interfaces to bring security to applications such as USB e-tokens, femtocells, smart meters, secure data storage, telehealth and gaming platforms.
Built around Atmel's secureAVR microcontroller technology, the AT90SO provides a higher level of security and performance as well as lower power consumption than current offerings in the market, according to the company.
The AT90SO family comes with a complete security toolbox that can be easily connected to the designers' systems.
The AT90SO128, Atmel's first member of the new family, is built around the secureAVR 8-/16-bit rapid, low-power RISC architecture with 288 KB of ROM, 128 KB of EEPROM and 12 KB of RAM. These features make the secure system-on-chip (SoC) compatible with the most demanding firmware developments.
All the standard cryptography algorithms (AES, DES/TDES, RSA, ECC) are supported by embedded dedicated accelerators, which are compatible with Common Criteria EAL4+ and FIPS140-2 certifications—International computer security certifications.
The product comes with a variety of interfaces and peripherals, including ISO7816, hi-speed SPI, full-speed USB 2.0, I2C compatible and GPIOs. With the secured real-time clock, all applications are stamped with a reliable time stamping to ensure a reliable time and date indication.
AT90SO128 samples are available now in both SOIC8 and QFN44 packages.
For more information visit www.atmel.com/products/embedded_security.