Infineon Introduces Semper Secure to its Semper NOR Flash Memory Platform

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

June 16, 2020

News

Infineon Introduces Semper Secure to its Semper NOR Flash Memory Platform

Semper Secure NOR Flash is designed and compliant to the ISO 26262 standard and is ASIL-B compliant and ready to be used in systems up to ASIL-D.

Infineon announced the addition of Semper Secure to its Semper NOR Flash memory platform. According to the company, Semper Secure NOR Flash the first memory solution to combine security and functional safety in a single NOR flash device.

The Semper Secure NOR Flash family includes AEC-Q100 automotive-qualified devices with an extended temperature range of -40 °C to +125 °C, supports 1.8-V and 3.0-V operating ranges, and is available in densities of 128 Mb, 256 Mb and 512 Mb. Semper Secure NOR Flash is designed and compliant to the ISO 26262 standard and is ASIL-B compliant and ready to be used in systems up to ASIL-D.

The implemented EnduraFlex architecture simplifies system design by enabling optimization for high endurance or long data retention partitions. The devices are offered with Quad Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI), Octal SPI, and HyperBus interfaces. The Octal and HyperBus interface devices are compliant with the JEDEC eXpanded SPI (xSPI) standard for high-speed x8 serial NOR Flash and offer a read bandwidth of up to 400 MBps.

Having a secure flash solution is important when the NOR Flash is placed outside of a processor, making it vulnerable to a variety of attacks. According to the company, Semper Secure is the only NOR Flash solution that serves as a hardware root-of-trust to provide end-to-end protection. Additionally, the Semper Solution Development Kit enables ideal system integration to accelerate time-to-market and reduce total cost-of-ownership.

Infineon's 256 Mb Semper Secure NOR Flash devices are sampling to lead customers now, with volume production expected during the second quarter of 2021.

For more information, visit: www.infineon.com/press

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Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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