EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, Nov. 17, 2020 NXP Semiconductors
(NASDAQ: NXPI) announced the
has been awarded Level 2 certifications by both the PSA Certified scheme
co-developed by Arm and the GlobalPlatform
Security Evaluation Standard for IoT Platforms (SESIP)
using the secure protection profile for embedded processors.
With fast-expanding IoT and Industrial edge applications, device security and
data protection become paramount. These certifications provide validation of
NXP’s security-by-design approach and further enhance OEMs and consumer
confidence in NXP enabled edge devices.
Part of the NXP EdgeVerse™ computing and security portfolio,
the LPC55S16 MCU is a member of the general purpose LPC5500 MCU series based
on the Arm® Cortex®-M33 core. This series offers
performance efficiency leveraging 40-nm NVM process technology, advanced
security and mixed-signal capabilities.
Both the SESIP and PSA Certified testing and certifications were done by
Brightsight, one of the best-known independent security evaluation
The LPC55S16 MCU achieved PSA Certified Level 2 that is based on a
comprehensive assurance framework to showcase robustness of the security,
enabling device manufacturers to reduce additional security testing and
improve time to market. It uses a 25-day time-boxed laboratory evaluation
against the PSA Root of Trust (PSA-RoT) security claims to demonstrate that
the device can protect against scalable software attacks.
To achieve GlobalPlatform SESIP 2, the LPC55S16 MCU underwent source code
analysis and penetration testing issued by Brightsight and was validated by
another independent certification body. SESIP certification helps assure
product security claims are tested and verified, and provides evidence of the
LPC55S16 MCU’s resistance to basic attack potential. SESIP allows for
customers to re-use the LPC55S16 MCU validation results in the certification
process for their end applications.
The LPC55S16 MCU integrated security features include:
Arm TrustZone® technology, which enables system-wide software
protection with the ability to securely isolate peripherals to reduce the
risk of attack on critical components.
AES-256 accelerator provides confidentiality and secure hash algorithm
(SHA2) accelerator provides integrity of secure communications and secure
PRINCE module offers real-time encryption and decryption of the on-chip
flash to provide both secure storage of data and asset protection of
software intellectual property (IP).
CASPER Crypto co-processor
enables hardware acceleration of various asymmetric cryptographic algorithms
to establish secure connections.
Physical Unclonable Function (PUF) uses dedicated on-chip SRAM to construct
unique device root keys (64 to 4096 bits) for secure storage.
- 128-bit unique device serial number for identification (UUID).
- True Random Number Generator (TRNG).
Code watchdog enables integrity checking of execution flow of the firmware.
- Debug authentication protocol for secure debugging.
Certified EdgeLock™ Assurance
The LPC55S16 MCU is part of the Certified EdgeLock Assurance program. Designed
to meet industry standards, NXP products and services in the EdgeLock
Assurance program follow proven security development processes and
verification assessments – from product concept through release – to help
ensure customers receive trusted solutions for their security challenges.
The LPC55S16 MCU family is available now with a suggested resale price
starting at $1.54 (USD) for 10,000-unit quantities.
for more information.
Also see EdgeLock Assurance,
Security Evaluation Standard for IoT Platforms (SESIP) published by
web pages for further details.
About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. enables secure connections for a smarter world,
advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world
leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is
driving innovation in the automotive, industrial & IoT, mobile and
communication infrastructure markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined
experience and expertise, the company has approximately 29,000 employees in
more than 30 countries and posted revenue of $8.88 billion in 2019. Find out
more at NXP Semiconductors.
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