STMicroelectronics is sampling its next-gen system-on-chip (SoC) for payments called STPay-Topaz. The company claims the dual-interface SoC provides increased protection and lower power demand.
The STPay-Topaz SoC ships ready for embedding in smartphones and is loaded with JavaCard platform payment apps. It is the first device of its kind made with 40nm Flash tech.
It includes Arm SecurCore SC000 32-bit RISC core and crypto accelerators to block attacks based on ST31P450 secure microcontroller cyber protection.
It can be used in numerous markets worldwide, including Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover, JCB and CUP. The SoC is available in micro-module or sawn wafer form as well as contactless or dual interface configurations.