Dr. Neuhaus Telekommunikation GmbH, a supplier in industrial and M2M communication systems, selected NXP Semiconductors N.V. to provide security chips for smart grid communication gateways.
NXP’s A-series enables strong authentication to the cloud and secure remote management of smart metering systems, while assuring the integrity and confidentiality of data exchanged between head-end systems and metering equipments. The security modules integrate hardware cryptographic accelerators and support a range of symmetric as well as asymmetric public key cryptographic cipher suites and protocols. This enables compliance to standards such as TLS and DLMS-COSEM in a turnkey solution.
The A-series leverages the IntegralSecurity architecture of NXP’s SmartMX high-security microcontrollers with more than 100 security features to protect the cryptographic keys and computations, as one of the elements of end-to-end system security. NXP has shipped more than one billion SmartMX chips to its customers including 86 out of 102 countries with e-passport projects and leading financial institutions worldwide.
The communication gateway secured by NXP enables wide-area communication via a range of communication technologies, using power line (PLC), DSL/LAN, WLAN networks or mobile networks (GPRS). Dr. Neuhaus will first deploy its gateway solution for a smart metering project in Belgium.