Atmel Corporation announced a new family of secure microcontrollers targeting the highest security level for smart objects and systems. The new AT90SO family offers a range of interfaces to bring security to various applications including USB e-tokens, femtocells, smart meters, secure data storage, telehealth and gaming platforms.
Built around Atmel’s secureAVR microcontroller technology, this new AT90SO family provides a higher level of security, performance and lower power consumption than current offerings in the market.
The AT90SO128, Atmel’s first member of this 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.
Additionally, all the standard cryptography algorithms (AES, DES/TDES, RSA, ECC) are supported by embedded dedicated accelerators which are compatible with Common Criteria EAL4+ and FIPS 140-2 certifications–International computer security certifications. This product comes in a variety of interface 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.