Company: Microchip Technology
Category: Automotive Product of the Year
With the rise of network connections like Bluetooth® and LTE/5G, today’s vehicles are increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks.
To meet this challenge, Microchip offers the TrustAnchor 100 (TA100), a cryptographic companion device that supports in-vehicle network security solutions such as secure boot, firmware update and message authentication.
The TA100 helps OEMs and their module suppliers to simplify the upgrade of existing designs to meet security requirements. It avoids the need to use solutions such as single chip dual core hardware security module (HSM) devices, which require the rearchitecting of application software and can introduce further security risks.
The TA100 removes the challenges associated with secure code development and provisioning by offering pre-programmed cryptographic internal application code provisioned with unique asymmetric key-pairs and associated x.509 certificates â€” reducing risk, cost, and time to market.
The device offers high resistance to attack, confirmed through intensive third-party vulnerability assessments. It is AEC-Q100 Automotive Grade-1 qualified, FIPS 140-2 CMVP Security Level 2 rated and Physical Key Protection Level 3 certified, and has achieved the highest possible vulnerability assessment rating of Joint Interpretation Library (JIL) High.
In addition, the TA100 provides software components like AUTOSAR drivers, MCALs and Microchip’s CryptoAuthentication™ library that allow seamless integration into the industry standard operating system, AUTOSAR, or customized software stacks for crypto functions.
Combining the TA100 and an integrated software stack provides production ready software, enabling OEMS and module suppliers to easily add security to any automotive module.