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.
- High performance. The processor executes the Thumb-2 instruction set, including hardware division, single cycle multiply, and bit-field manipulation with low dynamic power.
- Fast time to market. Based on the same architecture as the industry standard Cortex-M3, software development is straightforward.
- Ecosystem. Developers also benefit from the Arm partnership extensive ecosystem of embedded tools, software, and knowledgebase.
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
|37 µW/MHz||13 µW/MHz|
| Floorplanned area
||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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The SC300 embeds counter measures against side channels attacks and fault injections. Its high performance makes it an ideal choice for a range of secure applications.
Dual mode smart card
Embedded secure element
Mobile secure element
The SC300 processor can be incorporated into a SoC using a wide range of Arm technology including System IP and Physical IP. It is fully supported by Arm development tools. Related IP includes:
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