Atmel AT90SDC100, AT90SDC104 TwinAVR Dual-Core Secure Microcontrollers

Atmel launched the TwinAVR dual-core secure microcontrollers for smart card applications such as the PayTV conditional access market. Atmel’s TwinAVR microcontrollers (MCUs) offer two independent cores with central processing unit (CPU), memory, and peripherals on a single chip, unlike current secure MCUs on the market today that offer a single core. Samples of Atmel’s AT90SDC100 standalone TwinAVR are available now. Pricing starts at $1.85 USD for quantities of 100Ku in bare die form. Samples of Atmel’s AT90SDC104 4Mbit TwinAVR samples will be available Q1 2010. Pricing starts at $4.00 USD for quantities of 100Ku in smart card modules.

Atmel TwinAVR dual-core secure microcontrollers for smart card applications
  • Atmel AT90SDC100 TwinAVR Microcontroller
    Low-power, high-performance, Dual Core, 8-/16-bit secure cryptocontroller with 128 Kbytes ROM and 36 Kbytes EEPROM on the Master Core, 64 Kbytes ROM and 18 Kbytes EEPROM on the Secure Core. DataFlash and ISO 7816-3 interfaces. Security Features: OTP (One Time Programmable) EEPROM area, “out of bounds” detectors, side channel attack countermeasures., Hardware DES/TDES, Hardware AES, 32-bit Cryptographic Accelerator, AIS31 TRNG, CRC, Common Criteria EAL5+.

  • Atmel AT90SDC104 TwinAVR Microcontroller
    Low-power, high-performance, Dual Core, 8-/16-bit secure cryptocontroller with 128 Kbytes ROM and 36 Kbytes EEPROM on the Master Core, 64 Kbytes ROM and 18 Kbytes EEPROM on the Secure Core. 4Mbit DataFlash. DataFlash and ISO 7816-3 interfaces. Security Features: OTP (One Time Programmable) EEPROM area, “out of bounds” detectors, side channel attack countermeasures., Hardware DES/TDES, Hardware AES, 32-bit Cryptographic Accelerator, AIS31 TRNG, CRC, Common Criteria EAL5+.

The Master Core is built around Atmel’s 8-/16-bit RISC secureAVR, with 128K ROM, 36K EEPROM and 6K RAM. The Secure Core is built around Atmel’s 8-/16-bit RISC secureAVR, with 64K ROM, 18K EEPROM, 6K RAM, AdvX Crypto Processor, TDES, AES & AIS31 TRNG. This innovative dual core architecture simplifies the implementation of the RED/BLACK concept of segregation between highly sensitive plaintext data (RED) and encrypted data (BLACK), leading to an easier and faster certification.

Atmel’s TwinAVR MCU features an ISO 7816-3 smart card interface and a built-in DataFlash interface. Large amounts of data can be stored with flash die stacking to the microcontroller and by fitting both chips in a standard smart card module. This product meets Common Criteria EAL5+ security certification.

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