Arm SecurCore SC300

The Arm SecurCore SC300 processor is designed specifically for high-performance smartcard and embedded security applications. 

Block Diagram on SecurCore SC300.

Getting Started

The SC300 combines the benefits of the industry standard Cortex-M3 processor with the proven security features of Arm SecurCore processors. This enables a high assurance level certification for security-critical applications. Arm SecurCore processors are the most widely licensed 32-bit processors for smartcards worldwide. The programmers’ model is the same as the Cortex-M3. Therefore, the Cortex-M3 documentation listed below can be used for software development. However, explanation of anti-tampering features requires a SecurCore NDA.


Performance efficiency: 3.34 CoreMark/MHz* and 1.25/1.50/1.89 DMIPS/MHz**

(7-track, min 1.8v, 25°C)
(7-track, min 1.2v, 25°C)
(9-track, min 1.1v, 25°C)
 Dynamic Power

 162 µW/MHz

37 µW/MHz 13 µW/MHz 
 Floorplan area
0.40 mm2
 0.10 mm2  0.028 mm2

** The first result abides by all of the ‘ground rules’ laid out in the Dhrystone documentation. The second result permits inlining of functions, not just the permitted C string libraries. The third result also permits simultaneous (multi-file) compilation. All are with the original (K&R) v2.1 of Dhrystone.

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Arm training courses and on-site system-design advisory services enable licensees to efficiently integrate the SC300 processor into their design to realize maximum system performance with lowest risk and fastest time-to-market.

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