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CryptoCompanion™

CryptoCompanion provides plug-and-play host-side cryptographic security for embedded systems. This plug-and-play convenience means that designers do not have to design or test the cryptographic algorithms. The companion chip implements the necessary algorithms and the entire protocol completely in hardware. It's fully tested and guaranteed to work properly with all CryptoMemory/CryptoRF chips.

To validate the authenticity of a consumable or replaceable item (a.k.a. client) connected to a system (a.k.a. host), there must be some secret information stored in both the client and the host. The CryptoMemory and CryptoRF devices provide a secure location to store this secret data in the client and the CryptoCompanion chip provides a way to securely store this secret in the host.

Please click on the links below to go to their respective product pages:

Atmel CryptoMemory

Atmel CryptoRF

 

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  • Same security without the complexity and high cost of secure microcontrollers or a secure ASIC
  • Easy to deploy, fast time-to-market