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November 8, 2009

Atmel unveils new family of microcontrollers

Targets smart objects and system security markets

By CBR Staff Writer

Atmel has unveiled a new family of secure microcontrollers targeting the 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.

The company claims that the new offering, built around its secureAVR microcontroller technology, provides a higher level of security, performance and lower power.

According to Atmel, the AT90SO128 family is built around the secureAVR 8-/16-bit rapid, low-power RISC architecture with 288KB of ROM, 128KB of EEPROM and 12KB of RAM. These features make the secure system-on-chip (SoC) compatible with the most firmware developments.

In addition, 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, Atmel said.

The company said that the 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 time stamping to ensure time and date indication.

Olivier Debelleix, marketing manager for embedded security at Atmel, said: Designers continue to demand higher security and cryptography computation for next-generation product designs. Atmel’s new secureAVR SoCs address all these requirements. In addition, these products come with a complete security toolbox that can be easily connected to the designers’ systems. This new family of SoC microcontrollers brings the most demanding smartcard security to any electronic system.

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