EnSilica has announced that it has successfully collaborated with Kili Technology Corporation of Canada on the development of the Kili 3.1 FIPS 140-2 Level 3 (Federal Information Processing Standard) compliant secure processor IC. The Kili 3.1 secure processor IC is designed to meet the stringent requirements of payment, authentication and identity applications and production devices are available now.
The Kili 3.1 secure processor IC utilizes EnSilica’s high-performance, low-power 32-bit eSi-3250 soft processor core with cryptographic acceleration instructions in Kili Corporation’s patented, dual processor architecture that splits secure functionality between the processors. In addition to supplying the eSi-3250 processors complete with 1MB of embedded Flash, standard interconnect and key peripherals required for the application such as USB, I2C, UART, SPI, Smart Card reader, SWP and TRNG, EnSilica incorporated an additional APB peripheral bus to enable the easy connection of Kili’s own silicon-proven, easily portable security IP including NFC radio and controller.
Kili 3.1 enables the implementation of the principal cryptography protocols, including RSA, AES and DES, outside the host environment, such as a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. It features advanced security functions including mesh sensor; active shield protection; voltage, temperature clock and physical tamper detection; and protected battery backup of key memory with auto erase as well as encryption acceleration and EMV L1/L2 firmware for both contact and contactless applications. Software stacks for capacitive touch and Bluetooth LE are also available, greatly reducing the time to market.
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