Secure ARM core targets smart-cards
Published time: 2019-12-19 00:00:01
The SC000 32-bit processor core IP targets smartcard and embedded security applications. The smartcard market was more than 4 billion units in 2009, and is estimated to grow at 10% CAGR over the next five years.
The core is based on the Cortex-M0 and features small die size, low energy, very low cost, and performance necessary for larger keys in security algorithms like 256-bit+AES. The IP has countermeasures against electrical attack, fault injection attacks, and power attacks. (Contact company for high-volume core licence pricing — available now.)
ARM Holdings is the world's leading provider of semiconductor intellectual property (IP) and is therefore at the heart of digital electronics development. Headquartered in Cambridge, England, ARM has more than 1,700 employees and has offices around the world, including design centers in Belgium, France, India, Sweden and the United States. The ARM processor is the first RISC microprocessor designed by Acorn Computer for low budget markets. Earlier known as Acorn RISC Machine. The ARM processor itself is a 32-bit design, but it is also equipped with a 16-bit instruction set, which generally saves 35% compared to equivalent 32-bit code, while retaining all the advantages of a 32-bit system.