INSIDE Secure launches dual-interface secure MCU for e-Gov apps - Embedded.com

INSIDE Secure launches dual-interface secure MCU for e-Gov apps

The AT90SC28880RCFV2 from INSIDE Secure is an advanced dual interface (contact and contactless) secure microcontroller with a cryptographic library. The AT90SC28880RCFV2 is designed to provide strong security at high speed for e-Government applications, mainly digital identification. It complies with the ISO 14443 contactless card standard, thus fulfills industry-wide compatibility requirements for transactions between contact or contactless cards and readers.

INSIDE’s applications engineering laboratory carried out extensive testing to ensure AT90SC28880RCFV2’s interoperability. It was tested against a wide selection of readers in the field using ISO14443 test suites, and its interoperability was verified at 100 percent. INSIDE can now provide target users with greater flexibility to carry out strong user authentication using any reader and in accordance with strict security requirements. The AT90SC28880RCFV2 is able to perform highly secured identification operations at up to 6.8Mbits/sec with contactless readers. The MCU's Very High Bit Rate (VHBR) provides faster user authentication for checking passports at control gates or electronic badges at check points, in less than a second.

The Common Criteria EAL5+ (ANSSI-CC-2013/59) and ICAO layer 2 certifications that INSIDE’s new dual interface secure microcontroller has achieved will allow smart card vendors to host the microcontroller onto smart cards used for passports, ID and health insurance cards. With this highly certified level of security, smart card vendors will have an even more robust microcontroller that comes with high-speed operation. INSIDE Secure has already engaged with customers targeting some of the largest products in the world.

INSIDE’s secure microcontroller product family targets e-Government applications that need a high level of security. AT90SC28880RCFV2 features all the cryptographic algorithms required for e-Government applications, including DES/3DES, AES, RSA and ECC. With AT90SC28880RCFV2, INSIDE has broadened its dual interface product offering with 80KB of EEPROM memory to meet the needs of high-end e-Government applications. INSIDE offer now covers 18KB (low end) to 80KB (high end).

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