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Getting Started with Microchip CryptoAuthentication

Understand the CryptoAuthentication Device

Step 1: Get the Evaluation Tools
Microchip offers the AT88CK590 demo-evaluation kit, which runs Microchip Crypto Evaluation Studio (“ACES”) software to allow designers to learn and experiment with the CryptoAuthentication devices on their PCs. To get started, Microchip recommends focusing first on the ATSHA204A device, followed by the ATECC508A or ATAES132A. Please order the kit and download ACES software to get started.

AT88CK590 Evaluation KitEvaluation Kit for the Microchip CryptoAuthentication™ Family of Devices
Atmel Crypto Evaluation Studio (ACES)The ACES package is a suite of software tools to configure and demonstrate the Microchip CryptoAuthentication family of devices using various evaluation kits.

Start Design

Step 2: Get the Development Tools
Microchip provides various development kits which helps start designing with the CryptoAuthentication Family of devices. The available development materials are listed below.

AT88CK101 Development KitSingle socket secure authentication development kit for the Microchip ATSHA204A, ATECC508A, and ATAES132A CryptoAuthentication™ devices. Supports the Xplained Pro series.
Atmel Crypto Evaluation Studio (ACES)The ACES package is a suite of software tools to configure and demonstrate the features of the Microchip CryptoAuthentication Family of devices using various evaluation kits.
Atmel StudioAtmel Studio Integrated Development Platform (IDP)
CryptoAuthLibSoftware library support for the ATSHA204A, ATECC108A, and ATECC508A CryptoAuthentication devices written in C.

Start Production

Step 3: Get the Secure Personalization Tool
The Secure Personalization tool allows programming small batches of the Microchip CryptoAuthentication devices quickly, easily, and cost-efficiently at your facility. The kit decreases the cycle times of prototype, pre-production, and lower-volume production, improving time to market.

AT88CK9000 Secure Personalization KitSecure Personalization Kit for Microchip CryptoAuthentication
AT88CKECCROOT and AT88CKECCSIGNERUSB module kits for provisioning Microchip ECC-based devices during production of boards/products.

Get Additional Resources

Request Samples
Samples are included in the kits. For additional samples, contact Microchip directly or contact your local distributor.

Datasheets and Other Documentation
Get the most out of your CryptoAuthentication device with downloadable datasheets, application notes, user guides, white papers, bill of materials, gerber files, and schematics containing detailed and application specific information.

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