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Encryption chip improves IoT device security

Posted: 03 Apr 2014     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Infineon Technologies  encryption  IoT  cryptography  authentication 

Infineon Technologies has announced the OPTIGA Trust P that the company said is a programmable hardware-based solution geared to provide robust device authentication, protecting computing systems from both intentional attacks and accidental damage from user error while enhancing security and privacy of stored data.

The OPTIGA Trust P generates and securely stores encryption keys for one-way and mutual authentication, thereby allowing to protect devices from malware, and to control access mechanisms for secure software updates. The chip's programmability makes it a highly flexible solution. Any product that stores and exchanges confidential data, whether used in smart homes or factories, can rely on the encrypted communications capability of this secure chip to enforce information privacy.

OPTIGA Trust P

The OPTIGA Trust P is a Common Criteria EAL 5+ (high) certified secure trust anchor that addresses counterfeiting, privacy and security concerns. It uses public key cryptography to support both one-way and mutual authentication for anti-cloning applications. The chip comes in a VQFN-32 (5 x 5mm) package, with 150KB memory. It runs the JavaCard OS, supports ECC, RSA, AES, TDES and SHA cryptography and its system interface is an ISO7816 UART (400Kbps data rate).

- Julien Happich
  EE Times Europe





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