eMPUs Suit Apps Requiring Secure Encryption, Authentication
Tue, 05/04/2010 - 7:34am
Atmel Corporation introduced the next generation of its SAM9M11 and SAM9G46 general-purpose ARM-based embedded microprocessors (eMPUs) for use in industrial embedded systems that require secured connectivity and authentication of applications via implementation of hardware encryption. The devices feature an integrated hardware encryption engine that supports the leading industry standards, and come on top of a true random number generator which passes the NIST Special Publication 800-22 and Diehard Random Tests Suites. As a result, the devices can now address secured networked applications utilizing hardware encryption via AES (256, 192 and 128-bit key algorithm) compliant with the American FIPS publication 197 specification, 3DES (single or three-key algorithm) compliant with the FIPS PUB 46-3 specification as well as digital signature authentication using SHA1 and SHA256 algorithms compliant with the FIPS Publication 180-2. The devices also offer DDR2 memory support, high-speed serial communication, such as 10/100 Ethernet, HS SDIO/SD/MMC and HS USB 2.0 Host and Device, as well as TFT LCD controller, and touchscreen support.