Microchip Trust Platform offers 10-unit MOQ, Tiered Service Model to Accelerate IoT Security

September 30, 2019 Brandon Lewis

Microchip has added a three-tiered service model and minimum order quantity (MOQ) as low as 10 units around the Trust Platform for its CryptoAuthentication family. The Trust Platform for Microchip’s CryptoAuthentication family is a security authentication solution based on ATECC608A secure elements that offers secure key storage, provisioning, and configuration. The different tiers and low MOQ allow small-to-medium-sized IoT organizations easy access to secure connected products.

The three tiers of the Microchip Trust Platform include pre-provisioned, pre-configured option, or fully customizable secure elements that can be tailored to the requirements of a design.

  • The pre-provisioned option, called “Trust&GO” features pre-programmed device credentials for cloud or LoRaWAN network onboarding. Keys that correspond with these devices are delivered in a manifest file that can be uploaded directly into compatible network/cloud systems such as AWS IoT. MOW: 10 units.
  • The second option, TrustFLEX, allows customers to use an existing certificate authority (CA) alongside the Trust Platform, which offers pre-configured security settings for use cases such as TLS authentication with IP networks, secure boot, OTA updating, data/IP protection, etc. MOQ: 2,000 units.
  • TrustCUSTOM provides users with the ability to implement specific configurations and custom provisioning. MOQ: 4,000 units.

These three options pair with the Trust Platform Design Suite to further accelerate secure IoT designs. The development suite includes:

  • Guided use-case tool
  • Executable Python tutorials on Jupyter notebooks
  • C code examples
  • Secret exchange utility

ATECC608A secure elements are discrete cryptoauthentication chips that can be used with any microcontroller or microprocessor.

Trust Platform begins at just $0.77 per unit, with MOQs varying by implementation. Interested parties can learn more at www.microchip.com/design-centers/security-ics/trust-platform, or purchase one of the following evaluation kits:

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Brandon Lewis

Brandon Lewis, Editor-in-Chief of Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for guiding the property's content strategy, editorial direction, and engineering community engagement, which includes IoT Design, Automotive Embedded Systems, the Power Page, Industrial AI & Machine Learning, and other publications. As an experienced technical journalist, editor, and reporter with an aptitude for identifying key technologies, products, and market trends in the embedded technology sector, he enjoys covering topics that range from development kits and tools to cyber security and technology business models. Brandon received a BA in English Literature from Arizona State University, where he graduated cum laude. He can be reached by email at brandon.lewis@opensysmedia.com.

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