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LUXIM taps NXP security IC for tamper-resistant LEPs

Posted: 12 Jan 2011     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Light Emitting Plasma  street lights  SmartMX technology 

NXP Semiconductors N.V. and LUXIM, supplier of Light Emitting Plasma (LEP) lamps have teamed up in using NXP's au10tic A7001 security IC to ensure component authentication for LEPs used in street lighting by local public works administrations.

LEP lighting is an energy-efficient and environmentally clean lighting technology that saves over 50 per cent in energy costs compared to traditional lighting. Additionally, it offers 3x the lifespan of most conventional lighting fixtures, shining a full spectrum brilliant white light. Meanwhile, the NXP au10tic security IC solution is used to prevent lower quality counterfeit components from entering into the supply chain, and ultimately protect local government agencies investment.

The au10tic A7001 security IC is based on NXP SmartMX technology widely used for securing ID cards, passports and banking smart cards among many other high-security applications. Using state-of-the-art Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) algorithms, the au10tic A7001 security IC has built-in hardware tamper resistance to protect the secret key from physical attacks.

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