DSP, Micros & Memory


Smart IC platform employs secure OS

20 February 2008 DSP, Micros & Memory

Texas Instruments (TI) recently announced that Multos (a smartcard operating system aimed at operating multiple applications off a single chip card) will be the first chip operating system supported on its advanced RF360 smart IC platform for e-passport and government ID applications. This enables system integrators and government ID providers to immediately begin creating solutions on TI's RF360 product for this rapidly growing market.

Multos was selected for its open architecture, proven security mechanisms and broad acceptance in a range of payment and government ID applications around the world. TI is licensing the operating system from StepNexus, which owns and maintains the Multos specification.

With Multos, both the application code and data are secured on TI's RF360 smart IC products through a proven security architecture enabled by StepNexus' secure trusted environment provisioning (STEP) process. The Multos provisioning process enforces a series of core security functions when applications are loaded or removed.

These functions ensure that applications are only loaded onto or removed from the chip with the permission of the credential issuer; guarantee the authenticity, integrity and confidentiality of the application code and data; enforce the strict segregation of applications from interfering with one another; and assure that loading or removing an application does not affect the code and data of existing applications.

For more information contact Rodney Farrow, Arrow Altech Distribution, +27 (0)11 923 9600, rfarrow@arrow.altech.co.za, www.arrow.altech.co.za



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