ARM licenses SecurCoreR SC300T processor to Toshiba

30th April 2009
Source: ARM Ltd
Posted By : ES Admin
ARM has announced it has licensed the ARM SecurCore SC300 processor to Toshiba Corporation for use in future embedded security applications. The SC300 processor is based upon the popular Cortex-M3 processor “By licensing the ARM SecurCore SC300 processor, we will be able to provide our customers with a range of innovative smartcard IC solutions,” said Tatsuo Noguchi, SoC Technology executive of Semiconductor Company, Toshiba Corporation. “Toshiba plans to combine high performance and low-power 32-bit ARM SecurCore processors with our established capabilities in semiconductors for mobile phone handsets and security systems to deliver the most advanced secure solutions for tomorrow’s applications.”
“From credit cards, to mobile phone SIM cards, e-passports and identity cards, smartcards have become a ubiquitous part of our daily lives,” said Takafumi Nishijima, President ARM Japan . “As smartcards are required to support more complex applications and security features, the market will continue to shift from 8-bit to 32-bit processors. The Cortex-M3 processor-based SecurCore SC300 processor provides great system performance with very low power consumption, and vastly simplifies the migration to 32-bit smartcard platforms through a familiar programming environment.”

The ARM Cortex-M3 processor, which forms the foundation of the SecurCore SC300 processor, was specifically developed to target the low-cost requirements of a broad range of markets and applications where memory and processor size significantly impact device costs. The Cortex-M3 processor brings together multiple technologies to reduce memory size while delivering industry-leading performance in a small power efficient RISC core and delivers an ideal platform to accelerate the migration of thousands of applications around the globe from legacy components to 32-bit microcontrollers.

The SC300 processor combines the proven security features of ARM SecurCore processors, currently the most widely-licensed 32-bit RISC CPU for smartcards worldwide, with the processing performance of the Cortex-M3 processor. This assures full compatibility with other ARM processors as well as direct and immediate support from the ARM RealView® Microcontroller Development Kit which is ideal for developing the firmware that will run on smartcards.

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