STMicroelectronics – Complete secure element and services offering provides strong security for IoT devices


The STSAFE-A100 from STMicroelectronics is a secure solution which provides authentication and data-management services to a local or remote host.

With the STSAFE-A100, ST offers a full turnkey solution including a secure operating system running on the latest generation of secure microcontrollers.

Based on a Common Criteria EAL5+ certified platform, the STSAFE-A100 has a command set which enables the user to:
• implement strong authentication
• establish a secure network channel within the scope of a Transport Layer Security (TLS) session
• verify signatures
• offer secure storage as well as decrement counters for usage monitoring

It is particularly well suited to applications commonly exposed to fraud and counterfeiting, such as game controllers, phone accessories and Internet of Things (IoT) devices that host financial or other high-value services.

ST’s complete authentication solution includes:
• the STSAFE-A100 turnkey security solution
• a comprehensive set of software libraries
• reference code examples
• services for storing confidential customer data in the secure MCU


  • Authentication of peripherals, IoT devices and USB devices
  • Signature verification service
  • Usage monitoring with secure counters
  • Pairing of a secure channel with a host application processor
  • Wrapping and unwrapping of local or remote host envelopes
  • On-chip key-pair generation
  • Protection against logical and physical attacks
  • Advanced asymmetric cryptography
  • Advanced symmetric cryptography


  • IoT devices
  • Smart home devices
  • Smart city applications
  • Industrial equipment
  • Consumer electronics devices
  • Consumables and accessories