Future Electronics – Secure, connected device: recommended parts


Microcontroller (MCU), microprocessor (MPU)
More microcontrollers with dedicated security functions are coming on to the market. Those developed according to security standards help OEMs to gain security certification, and provide the highest level of protection against probing and physical attack.

  • Cypress Semiconductor PSoC® 6 family including the PSoC 63, with integrated Bluetooth® Low Energy radio
  • STMicroelectronics STM32 family is backed by secure middleware, such as the X-CUBE-SBSFU for secure boot and firmware updating
  • NXP Kinetis® K32W0x dual-core MCU with Bluetooth 5 radio offers advanced security features
  • NXP i.MX or Layerscape processor
  • Microchip SAMA5D2 based on Arm® Cortex®-A5 core has hardware encryption engine and supports Arm TrustZone
  • Microchip SAML10/L11 Cortex®-M23 with optional TrustZone
  • Microchip CEC1302/1702 and SAM MCUs
  • Microchip SmartFusion® and PolarFire®

Secure Element device

  • NXP A1006 for authentication and anti-counterfeiting
  • NXP A71CH ‘Plug and Trust’ device for secure IoT connections
  • Microchip ATECC608A for authentication
  • STMicroelectronics STSAFE-A100 for IoT applications

NFC controllers

  • NXP NT3H2211
  • STMicroelectronics ST25DV
  • ams AS3956

NFC antenna

  • Taoglass FXR series

Security peripherals
Anti-tampering components detect attempts to physically intrude on a device without authorisation, either directly via a mechanical or magnetic switch, or indirectly, by sensing sudden movement, or a variation in temperature or light intensity.

  • AMS AS6200 for temperature
  • STMicroelectronics STLM20 (analogue) or STLM75 (digital) for temperature
  • Sensirion STSC1 or STSC21 for temperature
  • Cypress Semiconductor TrueTouch® fingerprint recognition technology
  • DecaWave DW1000 ultra-wideband transceiver for geo-fencing
  • C&K ATS series switches for anti-tamper protection
  • TE Connectivity TSYS01 temperature sensor for anti-tamper protection
  • Panasonic PaPIRs PIR sensors for presence detection
  • Murata IRA-E and IRA-S series of PIR sensors for presence detection
  • Murata AMR MRMS series magnetic sensors
  • STMicroelectronics VL53L1X time-of-flight sensor for presence detection