Intrinsic-ID launches world’s first integrated IP solution for secret key storage and AES based cryptography for mobile apps - Embedded.com

Intrinsic-ID launches world’s first integrated IP solution for secret key storage and AES based cryptography for mobile apps

Confidentio from Intrinsic-ID is a securely integrated and optimized IP solution that combines Intrinsic-ID’s flagship product Quiddikey for secret key storage with a FIPS-197-compliant AES cryptographic IP core. Confidentio offers security processing for content protection, secure payment protection, secure communication channels and secure storage (local memory encryption and/or cloud storage).

Confidentio leverages the security and anti-tamper characteristics of Quiddikey in a pre-integrated security processing unit (SPU) IP that can be easily embedded in a mobile application processor, a Secure Digital (SD-) card or SmartCard. Intrinsic-ID claims that Confidention is the world’s first and only encryption module that has built-in key storage functionality without requiring embedded non-volatile memory, resulting in an extremely small silicon footprint.

Confidentio is available for licensing now

  • as synthesized RTL (netlist) for hardware implementations, including in the smallest technology nodes (40nm and below); 
  • on Microsemi’s SmartFusion customizable system-on-chip (cSoC), as well as ProASIC3, IGLOO, and Fusion FPGAs; 
  • in software version (ported on various embedded CPUs).

All Intrinsic-ID solutions are based on the company's Physically Unclonable Function (PUF) technology, where a secret key is extracted like a silicon biometric or fingerprint from silicon hardware directly and only when required. Attackers have nothing to find because no key is stored nor present in the power down state.

For more information visit www.intrinsic-id.com/products.htm

Toni McConnel covers new products in the embedded systems industry and is a partner in the technical writing team TechRite Associates. She can be reached at . 

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