October 18, 2011 -- Intrinsic-ID has announced Confidentio, a securely integrated and optimized IP solution that combines Intrinsic-ID's product for secret key storage with a FIPS-197-compliant AES cryptographic IP core. Confidentio leverages the superior security and anti-tamper characteristics of Quiddikey in a pre-integrated security processing unit (SPU) IP that can be easily embedded in a mobile application processor, a Secure Digital (SD-) card or SmartCard.
"The trend to application convergence and internet connectivity imposes higher levels of security in many electronic systems today," said Tony Picard, Vice President for Business Development at Intrinsic-ID. "This trend is particularly noticeable in the mobile phone and tablet market space, where security has become a pivotal requirement for content protection and secure payment transactions."
Confidentio offers security processing for content protection, secure payment protection, secure communication channels and secure storage (local memory encryption and/or cloud storage).
According to Intrinsic-ID, Confidentio is the only encryption module that has built-in key storage functionality without requiring embedded non-volatile memory, resulting in an extremely small silicon footprint.
Confidentio is available for licensing now as synthesized RTL (netlist) for hardware implementations, including in the smallest technology nodes (40nm and below); on Microsemi's SmartFusion customizable system-on-chip (cSoC), as well as ProASIC3, IGLOO and Fusion FPGAs; and in a software version (ported on various embedded CPUs).
Go to the Intrinsic-ID website to find additional information.