Secure MCUs Deliver Cyber Safety To Connected Cars

Secure MCUs Deliver Cyber Safety To Connected Cars

According to the company, its ST32G512A and ST33G1M2A secure microcontrollers (MCUs) protect cars connected to the Internet from web-based attacks that can steal personal data or compromise important vehicle systems. The devices are qualified to the automotive quality standard AEC-Q100. In the connected car, the secure microcontroller handles authentication in a similar way to a smartphone’s SIM. Additional security implemented by unalterable hardware in the ST33G1M2A allows use as an embedded Secure Element that provides a root of trust for preventing attacks on vehicle Engine Control Units (ECUs) and gateways. In addition to connected-car applications, the MCUs are suitable for a variety of M2M communications in harsh environments, such as industrial networking and asset monitoring. Engineers can port software already qualified on compatible previous-generation devices (ST32/ST33), to streamline development and reduce time to market. Datasheets are available at:

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Company: STMicroelectronics
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