Atmel CryptoRF

Atmel's CryptoRF devices use a ISO1443 based, 13.56Mhz radio system, a strong encryption to produce low cost embedded security devices to prevent theft, counterfeiting, and fake product reproduction.

Benefits claimed by Atmel include:
  • Offers hardware security, which is superior to any software solution
  • Combines hardware security with key diversification, therefore delivering a superior security solution
  • A hardware security solution makes attacks non-trivial
  • Key diversification scheme limits any attack to only one unit
  • Shorter application development cycle time
  • Atmel is #1 in hardware security

The underlying radio system is based on ISO1443-B, and is royalty free. A range of up to 10cm is typical.

For example, an AT88SC02040CRF can have a range of 8-10cm implemented as a smart card, 1-3cm implemented as a 17mm diameter RFID tag, and 10-15mm as a 10x20mm RFID tag.

Typical applications are:
  • Production Authentication
  • Public Transportation
  • Anti-Cloning
  • Driving License
  • Track and Trace
  • E-Purse
  • Energy Meters
  • Health Cards
  • Campus Cards
  • Logistics Management
  • Secure Access Control
  • Anti-counterfeiting
  • Identification
  • Insurance Cards

More information can be found on the Atmel website.

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