Microchip Technology introduces CEC1702 microcontroller with DICE security standard support

  • June 06, 2018
Microchip Technology introduces CEC1702 microcontroller with DICE security standard support
Microchip Technology introduces CEC1702 microcontroller with DICE security standard support

June 6, 2018— Microchip Technology announced that its CEC1702 hardware cryptography-enabled microcontroller (MCU) now supports the Device Identity Composition Engine (DICE) security standard, providing a simple way to add fundamental security to embedded products. A CEC1702 IoT development kit for Microsoft Azure IoT is also available, offering designers everything needed to incorporate the DICE security standard in their products.

Developed and backed by industry experts from the Trusted Computing Group (TCG), DICE is a method that can be implemented in the hardware of security products during manufacturing. The architecture breaks up the boot process into layers and creates unique secrets along with a measure of integrity for each layer, automatically re-keying and protecting secrets if malware is present. One of the key benefits of using the secure boot features of the CEC1702 with the DICE standard is that it enables equipment manufacturers to create a chain of trust for multiple loads of firmware.

The CEC1702 IoT development kit with the DICE architecture comes with a programmable 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 Controller and sample code to develop a secure, cloud-connected solution.

Microchip helps add authentication and encryption to connected devices with the CEC1702 IoT development kit. Features of the kit include:

  • CEC1x02 development board with a Plug-in Module (PIM) that contains the CEC1702 with integrated cryptography accelerators
  • Two headers compatible with MikroElektronika’s library of click boards
  • MikroElektronika Wi-Fi 7 click board, equipped with Microchip’s ATWINC1510-MR210PB IEEE 802.11 b/g/n/module, optimised for IoT applications
  • MikroElektronika THERMO 5 click board, which can measure temperatures across four channels with ranges from 0 to 127 degrees Celsius and extended range of -64 to 191 degrees Celsius  

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