The STSAFE-A110 from STMicroelectronics, part of its STSAFE family of secure elements, enables OEMs to prevent the counterfeiting of genuine products by strictly assuring their authenticity.
The STSAFE-A110 secure element offers state-of-the-art certified protection, and access to secure cloud credentials. This enables device manufacturers to perform mass registration of IoT devices while ensuring that only authorized devices can access online services. This personalization process can be performed at a secure ST factory, simplifying and protecting the handling of secret data in the production of IoT devices.
The STSAFE-A110 includes a secure operating system, and is based on hardware which is certified to Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level 5+ (EAL5+). Each unit comes with a unique identification and X.509 certificates, aiding secure connection of IoT devices to cloud computing platforms and other networked services.
Like all the STSAFE products, this secure element includes the most robust technologies for resisting attempts to eavesdrop on, steal, tamper with or corrupt private data. The STSAFE-A110’s security features include:
The STSAFE-A110 also performs advanced asymmetric cryptography using ECC, ECDSA or ECDH protocols, and symmetric cryptography with protection against logical and physical attacks.
The STSAFE-A110 is integrated with the STM32Cube development ecosystem, so that it can be quickly incorporated in new designs based on an STM32 microcontroller.
The X-NUCLEO-SAFEA1 expansion board based on the STSAFE-A110 secure element can be used with any STM32 Nucleo development board. It is supplied with free X-CUBE-SAFEA1 and X-CUBE-SBSFU software packages.
The board includes an HE10 extension connector to mount additional STSAFE devices, and an Arduino UNO R3 connector.