Atmel Introduces Turnkey Security MicrocontrollersAtmel Introduces Turnkey Security Microcontrollers
VaultIC460 provides hardware and firmware solution with multiple interfaces for embedded security
November 17, 2009
CARTES, France, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Atmel½ Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML) today announced its new VaultIC(TM) family of security modules for applications including femtocells, smart meters, telehealth, USB token and gaming platforms. The VaultIC460 is the first security module available on the market that provides a secure microcontroller with multiple interfaces and bundled firmware. Based on Atmel's AT90SO secureAVR½ microcontrollers, this new family enables higher levels of security and provides a secure turnkey solution for system designers. The VaultIC460 provides 128KB of fully configurable EEPROM memory to store user data and match any security architecture.
"Security and cryptography features are required to protect data and IPs in more systems today," said Olivier Debelleix, Atmel's Marketing Manager for Embedded Security."Developing applications with such features is complex and lengthy. Atmel's new VaultIC(TM) family offers designers a full solution--with firmware, hardware and complex cryptography embedded into a module--to ensure a high level of banking-type security. The introduction of this new turnkey solution is a testament to our commitment in the security solutions market."
The new VaultIC family offers designers enhanced functionality, a new interface with rapid computation of all standard cryptography algorithms, and higher security to protect both the keys and data. These products are designed to meet Common Criteria EAL4+ and FIPS 140-2 level 3 certifications to provide high security, performance and lower power consumption.
Availability and Photo
VaultIC460 samples are available now in SOIC8 and QFN44 packages. To download a high-resolution photo of the VaultIC460, please click the following link: http://www.atmel.com/images/homepage_new/press/vaultic_460.jpg
More information about Atmel's VaultIC product family can be found at: http://www.atmel.com/products/embedded_security/default.asp
Atmel is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on consumer, industrial, security, communications, computing and automotive markets.
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