Advanced secured NOR Flash memory for multiple markets

22-06-2020 | Infineon | New Technologies

With the acquisition of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, Infineon Technologies AG has enhanced its expertise in memory solutions. The company has added Semper Secure to its Semper NOR Flash memory platform. Based on Semper NOR Flash’s field-proven and robust smart memory structure, the product is the first memory solution to consolidate security and functional safety in a single NOR flash device to address the security, safety, and reliability demanded for the most advanced connected automotive, industrial, and communications systems.

Semper Secure is claimed to be the only NOR Flash solution that works as a hardware root-of-trust to deliver end-to-end protection. Furthermore, the Semper Solution Development Kit allows easy system integration to expedite time-to-market and reduce overall cost-of-ownership.

“Having a secured connected system is a top priority for customers focused on protecting information and maintaining system integrity,” said Sam Geha, head of Infineon Technologies LLC Memory Solutions. “As systems increasingly rely on external NOR Flash to protect code and data in connected systems, the need for added advanced cryptographic security in memory is growing. Our Semper Secure NOR Flash architecture adds to the already most functionally safe Semper products a secure subsystem to enable end-to-end persistent protection and efficiently protect a system from being compromised.”

“As flash moves outside of the host processor, it has grown increasingly important to find ways to secure embedded systems,” said Jim Handy, president of Objective Analysis. “Infineon's approach to secure the flash memory itself when it can no longer be embedded within the MCU is a compelling architecture that offers design engineers more versatility.”

By Natasha Shek