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Security ICs

World-class embedded security solutions ensure trust for every system design

Trust is what security is really all about today. Microchip security products make "trust" easy to embed in any system. Flexibility, advanced features, innovative cost-effective architectures and ultra-secure hardware defense mechanisms make Microchip hardware-based security devices an ideal way to add trust by design at scale. The most common use cases are :
  • IoT cloud authentication 
  • Automotive security 
  • Accessory authentication
  • Counterfeit protection 
  • IP protection
  • Firmware validation

Secure Element Portfolio 

CryptoAuthentication™ products — Offers product designers an extremely cost-effective, easy to design, tiny and ultra-secure hardware authentication capability.

Trusted Platform Module — The Microchip Trusted Platform Module (TPM) provides strong hardware-based public key (RSA) security on a single device for personal and tablet computers as well as embedded processor-based systems.

CryptoMemory® products — The Microchip CryptoMemory family offers a range of cost-efficient, high-security electrically erasable programmable read-only memory chips (EEPROMs) and host-side security for applications requiring comprehensive data protection.

CryptoRF® products — Microchip CryptoRF is a 13.56 MHz RFID device family employing a 64-bit embedded hardware encryption engine, mutual authentication and up to 64 Kbits of user memory.

Want to learn more about security?

Adding security to embedded designs can be done in many ways and there is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Along with our secure element portfolio, we also offer a wide range of additional security options. To learn more about security, and to find the right protection for your design, visit our security design center.

Additional Hardware-Based Security Options

Recognizing that every design has different security needs, Microchip offers a scalable range of protection options. These security-focused microcontrollers and microprocessors can also be used with our secure elements to appropriately isolate and protect keys needed for cloud authentication, firmware validation, IP and counterfeit protection, accessories authentication and automotive security.

SAMA5D2 MPU — Secure by design, this microprocessor (MPU) family sets the standard for securing embedded applications. Arm® TrustZone® technology, hardware cryptography, secure memories and multiple monitoring mechanisms detect or prevent intrusion attempts. With PCI pre-certification, it is the solution of choice for financial transactions, such as Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals.

Security-focused 32-bit MCUs — Microchip’s 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) have some of the most comprehensive and scalable security solutions in the market. These solutions include a comprehensive ecosystem with hardware, software, tools and functions. MCUs come with integrated security features like the SAM L11 featuring Arm Trustzone technology for hardware isolation while the CEC1702 MCU is designed for secure boot of application processors. 

Security-focused 16-bit MCUs — Designed to protect embedded data and extend battery life, the PIC24F “GB2” and “GB4” families offer an integrated hardware cryptographic engine with eXtreme Low Power (XLP) performance. These families include a rich set of Core Independent Peripherals that integrate seamlessly into an application requiring security and enable solutions with reduced cost and time.