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Micron Technology, Inc., an industry pioneer in innovative memory and storage solutions introduced its new MT25Q NOR flashes enabled with Authenta technology, providing content and command authentication to protect device functionality at the silicon level. It offers additional defenses to improve the trustworthiness for IoT devices, seamlessly expanding security and safety to intelligent devices which were otherwise not secured. High firmware integrity down to the lowest level of the boot is critical for connected devices used in numerous industries such as automotive, enterprise, industrial control, and the connected home. Besides, Authenta technology enables new services such as secure over-the-air updates and additional services from edge silicon to cloud services.
As more devices, cars, homes and are transformed by ubiquitous connectivity, the threat of cyber-crimes is continually growing. The Authenta NOR flash trusted memory solution introduces a unique level of hardware-based security that improves the integrity of the connected device itself and also extends protection to the software that runs on the machine, starting with the boot process.
Kris Baxter, Marketing VP of Micron's Embedded Business Unit, said, "As manufacturers and enterprises increasingly accelerates the movement of intelligence to the edge of networks, cybersecurity concerns loom large, threatening profits and reputations. With trust features embedded directly into the memory component, Authenta NOR flash provides a strong cryptographic fingerprint for authenticating devices, lockdown code and further secure critical data all while reducing costs and quickening time to market."
Authenta technology enables the connected devices to be authenticated directly with a secure gateway — whether in the cloud, on the device or at the edge. Micron MT25Q NOR flash integrate these security features in a NOR flash solution that meets the precise quality requirements for automotive memory components in advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS).
Micron MT25Q Authenta NOR Flash Key features a SHA256 measurement accelerator which has flexible user-defined settings and secures boot authentication. It incorporates Trusted Computing Group's (TCG) Device Identifier Composition Engine (DICE) architecture. It includes cryptographic command control. It also features industrial and full automotive AEC-Q100 Grade 1 (-40°C to +125°C); x1, x2, and x4 multi-I/O serial peripheral interface (SPI) operation at clock frequencies up to 166 MHz, and industry-standard 5x6mm WDFN package in both 1.8V and 3V options.
Dan Isaacs, director of the automotive strategy and customer marketing at Xilinx said, "Customers can now incorporate increased levels of security and device integrity in their systems, including enabling cloud-based services for secure over-the-air silicon functional updates."