NXP Semiconductors has launched its new SmartMX2 family of microcontrollers designed to provide security for a range of applications including government, banking, PayTV, mobile transactions, public transport, access management and device authentication.
With SmartMX2, NXP is introducing its new IntegralSecurity architecture, which protects the integrity and confidentiality of user data and applications targeting CC EAL 6+ certification.
According to NXP, IntegralSecurity is a unique security design built on over 100 security mechanisms that combine to create a multi-layered protection shield. A Fame2 crypto coprocessor provides even more DPA protection, serving the full range of RSA/ECC crypto algorithms with a flexible RSA key length of up to 4,096 bits.
In addition, the SmartMX2 includes NXP’s SecureFetch feature designed to protect against light and laser attacks, as well as cover data other than software code. Also included is NXP’s GlueLogic feature for protection against reverse-engineering attacks, as well as a re-engineered MMU (memory management unit) with firewalling capabilities for multi-application set-ups.
According to a NXP, SmartMX2 delivers CPU and crypto performance on both contact and contactless interfaces that is up to 5.7 times faster than its highest performing SmartMX predecessor – all while consuming less energy.
SmartMX2 fully supports NXP’s MIFARE technology, including MIFARE DESFire, MIFARE Plus and MIFARE Classic, which the company says is now ubiquitous in access control and contactless transport deployments in 650 cities around the world.
NXP will offer the first public demonstration of the SmartMX2 at Cartes 2010, booth 4 L 001.