Classic SIM / 32bit ARM® SecurCore® SC000 CPU and 480 Kbytes high-density Flash memory

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  • The device is a serial access microcontroller designed for secure mobile applications. It incorporates the most recent generation of ARM processors for embedded systems. Its SecurCore® SC000™ 32-bit RISC core is built on the Cortex® M0 core with additional security features to help to protect against advanced forms of attacks. The SC000™ core brings great performance and excellent code density thanks to the Thumb®-2 instruction set. The CPU interfaces with the on-chip RAM, ROM and NVM via a 32-bit internal bus.

    The high-speed, 480-Kbyte, embedded Flash memory introduces more flexibility to the system.
    The device also offers a serial communication interface fully compatible with the ISO 7816-3 standard (T=0, T=1) for smartcard applications. In addition, it includes two general-purpose 16-bit timers, an ISO 3309 CRC calculation block and a watchdog timer. Finally, it has a hardware Data Encryption Standard (DES) accelerator that the user can use to optimize the application performance.
    The device operates in the –25 to +85 °C temperature range, and the 1.8 V and 3 V supply voltage ranges. A comprehensive range of power-saving modes enables the design of efficient low-power applications.
    The device is delivered in D18 micromodules. It is also available in wafers.

    Key Features

    • Hardware features
      • ARM® SecurCore® SC000™ 32-bit RISC core
      • 13 Kbytes of user RAM
      • 480 Kbytes of user Flash memory:
        • 10-year data retention
        • 100 000 Erase/Write cycles per page
        • Page erase granularity: 512 bytes
        • Block erase granularity: 2 Kbytes
      • Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter supporting the ISO/IEC 7816-3 T=0 and T=1 protocols
      • Two 16-bit timers with interrupt capability
      • Watchdog timer
      • 1.8 V and 3 V supply voltage ranges
      • External clock frequency from 1 up to 5 MHz
      • High performance provided by the 30 MHz CPU clock frequency
      • Current consumption compatible with GSM and ETSI specifications
      • Power-saving Standby and Hibernate states
      • Contact assignment compatible with ISO 7816-2
      • ESD protection:
        • 4 kV (HBM)
        • 1 kV (CDM)
      • Delivery forms:
        • D18 micromodules
        • Wafers
    • Security features
      • Monitoring of environmental parameters
      • Protection against faults
      • ISO 3309 CRC calculation block
      • True random number generator
      • Unique serial number on each die
      • Hardware data encryption standard (DES) accelerator
    • Software features
      • Flash memory loader
      • Flash memory drivers
    • Development environment
      • Software development and firmware generation are supported by a comprehensive set of development tools dedicated to software design and validation:
        • C compiler, simulator and emulator

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      Smartcard microcontroller with a 32-bit ARM® SC000™ CPU and 480 Kbytes of high-density Flash memory
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      Smartcard microcontroller with a 32-bit ARM® SC000™ CPU and 480 Kbytes of high-density Flash memory

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      Brochure Secure MCUs - Secure Solutions 1.2
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      Brochure Secure MCUs - Secure Solutions

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