DSP, Micros & Memory


Secure MCU targets mobile payment systems

6 February 2008 DSP, Micros & Memory

Atmel has announced the introduction of its AT91SC464384RCU, the newest addition to the AT91SC Advanced Telecoms product family.

Based on the ARM SC100, this secure microcontroller (MCU) targets mobile payment and mobile TV applications. It features an on-chip compact ROM program memory of 464 KB, a flexible 384 KB EEPROM for data, and 18 KB of RAM. Communication interfaces are ISO7816 and Single Wire Protocol (SWP).

The mobile telecoms environment is moving towards the convergence of the wireless, Internet, contactless and TV broadcasting worlds. The smart card is at the heart of this convergence, and the need for increased security must be met. Through the adoption of new technologies such as NFC, TCP/IP and Smartcard Web Server, the smart card's responsibility is increasing and it is becoming a key and individual security element within this complex environment.

With this new MCU, Atmel offers the ability to secure highly sensitive digital transactions. This device, with its high-end security features, targets Common Criteria EAL4+ certification, thereby assuring total security for mobile TV and mobile payment applications.



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