SLC52 platform: Stepping into the future
Building on the success of the SLE 78 family with its sophisticated Integrity Guard concept, SLC52 is our next-generation security controller family. It is custom-designed for challenging government ID or payment projects that demand robust, reliable and long-lifetime solutions. The SLC 52 family of security cryptocontrollers (dual-interface, contactless and contactbased) builds on this extraordinary success story, paving the way for identification applications into the next decade and beyond.
This family combines the proven track record of the SLE 78 family with state-of-the-art security features to enable secured storage of personal credentials in typical government-issued documents such as ePassports, national eID cards, eHealthcare cards, eDriver’s licenses and eSignatures. It is also ideally suited for use in payment or multi-application schemes, e.g. combining governmental services transport application.
A future-proof feature set – with support for example for LDS 2.0, Very High Bit Rates up to 6.8Mbit/s, clock speeds up to 100 MHz and acache-based controller architecture – accelerates processing dramatically. For instance users can look forward to faster transaction times during automated border crossing - a critical advantage in government ID projects.
In an increasingly mobile world, multi-application cards are growing in popularity – promising to make life easier and more convenient for users. SLC52 is the platform of choice for meeting these evolving needs as its architecture has been custom-designed for multi-purpose cards combining püayment or government identification and transport ticketing, for example.
Integrity Guard combines several highly sophisticated digital security mechanisms that collectively cover multiple classes of potential attack. Integrity Guard highlights include:
- A fully encrypted data path leaving no plaintext on the chip - incl. calculation with encrypted numbers in the CPU itself
- Comprehensive digital error detection capabilities over the complete data path
- Self-checking dual CPUs
With Coil on Module, we have developed an innovative inductive coupling technology that replaces traditional electro-mechanical links with inductive connections. It reduces capital investment costs, saves on consumables, maximizes production yield and promotes a lean approach to stock management.