Infineon Technologies AG recently introduced the SLC3x, a 40nm generation of security chip solutions. It is derived from a unique design concept that promises exceptional scalability and performance for a versatile array of smart card applications and much more than that.
Who will benefit?
The family architecture of this product takes root into de-facto industry-standard ARM®, Infineon’s logistics concepts, and innovative contactless excellence. Therefore, this platform will be most beneficial for payment solution providers and smart card manufacturers.
Most noteworthy features
The SLC3x is loaded with multiple features that support identification, payment as well as several other applications. The present-day users need smart card solutions with multifunctional, contactless technologies. Biometric features are further add-ons that facilitate more convenient user experience and identification.
Furthermore, the addition of such new features and abilities raises the need for numerous stakeholder. It also takes responsibility for implementation and security related complexities to a given design. Since Infineon leads the market in security solutions for identity and payment space, through this platform, it is allowing customers to give a better response to many challenges and leverage the latest market trends.
Why do the ARM core architecture based contactless products standout?
The SCL3x series from Infineon leads the market with the most advanced profile of security controller products. Most members of this series have been designed to support all applications right from wearable devices to biometric system-on-card solutions, the regular dual-interface payment cards, identity cards, loyalty cards, as well as low-cost contact-based pre-paid cards. All the cards that fall under the EMVCo compliance specifications will be supported by it.
Infineon has based all its products on a very potent, energy-efficient, and high-performance 32-bit ARM® SecureCore® SC300™ dual interface crypto controller. Its performance is further enhanced by Infineon’s exceptional SOLID Flash™ and digital security technology. The firm has sold more than seven billion chips based on these two technologies. Infineon has combined these two technologies with contactless protocols giving out the most outstanding products in the market.
In the words of maker
Ioannis Kabitoglou, the Vice President of Smart Card Solutions at Infineon, says, “The road to success lies in chip technologies that meet evolving security, flexibility, and performance needs. Infineon’s 40nm platform combines the best of all worlds with its 32-bit ARM CPU, SOLID Flash memory and best-in-class contactless performance. Our customers will be able to better master market challenges and to offer innovative solutions for both payment and identification.”
Qualification samples for most immediate design-in activities are available now.