PSoC™ 64 Standard Secure MCU family achieves PSA Level 2 certification for more secured IoT devices

15 SEPTEMBER 2021

Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) today announced the company has achieved the Arm® Platform Security Architecture (PSA) Level 2 certification for the PSoC™ 64 microcontrollers (MCUs) standard secure family of devices. The Level 2 certification includes a laboratory evaluation of the PSA Root of Trust (PSA-RoT) to provide evidence that devices can protect against scalable software attacks. The evaluation labs use vulnerability analysis and penetration testing of the PSA-RoT to establish if the nine security requirements of the PSA-RoT Protection Profile have been met.

Infineon’s PSoC 64 secured MCUs were one of the first Arm® Cortex®-M processors to be certified as PSA Level 1-compliant. With the new PSA Level 2 certification, developers of IoT systems have an extended level of trust when they use PSoC 64 secured MCUs, which are equipped with the Arm® PSA holistic set of threat models, security analyses, hardware and firmware architecture specifications. The PSoC 64 MCUs are ideal for cloud-connected applications that require protection of user data and trustworthy firmware updates, including personal healthcare devices and home security solutions.

“As a leader in IoT and security solutions, we are excited to pass the rigorous lab testing for the PSA Level 2 certification,” said Erik Wood, Director of IoT Secure MCU Products, Infineon Technologies. “This next-level of certification further assures our IoT solution developers that their smart, connected devices are built on a secured foundation, in line with PSA. Additionally, this certification builds on our secured platform, making customers’ lives simpler, and more secured.”

About Infineon PSoC 6 MCUs

The PSoC 6 architecture is built on an ultra-low-power 40-nm process technology, and the MCUs leverage low-power design techniques to extend battery life up to a full week for secured wearables. A choice of dual-core Arm® Cortex®-M4 or Cortex®-M0+ architecture lets designers optimize for power and performance simultaneously. Designers can use the MCU’s software-defined peripherals to create custom analog front-ends (AFEs) or digital interfaces for innovative system components such as electronic-ink displays. The PSoC 6 MCU also features the latest generation of Infineon’s industry-leading CapSense™ capacitive-sensing technology, enabling modern touch and gesture-based interfaces that are robust and reliable.

Availability

The Infineon PSoC 64 devices are available now. More information is available here.

Infineon Technologies

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