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Microchip CryptoAuth Trust Platform Kit | New Product Brief

February 17, 2020 by Mouser Electronics

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Microchip CryptoAuth Trust Platform Kit

Microchip Technology’s CryptoAuth Trust Platform Development Kit includes multiple secure elements that developers can evaluate to easily add hardware security to connected devices, even in low volumes. The kit includes the Trust&GO, TrustFLEX, and TrustCUSTOM devices, offering a range of simplicity and flexibility.

Each has a unique I2C address and connects to the SAM D21 MCU, which is pre-programmed with the kit’s protocol firmware.  The MCU is also connected to the kit’s mikroBUS headers for hardware expansion.

The CryptoAuth Trust Platform Development kit includes a dual-port USB hub that connects the MCU and the embedded debugger to the PC, and the kit is supported in both MPLAB X and Atmel Studio 7.

  • 3 Secure Elements:
    • Trust&GO
    • TrustFLEX
    • TrustCUSTOM
  • Different I2C address for each secure element to eliminate line contention
  • SAM D21 MCU
    • Connects to secure elements via I2C
    • Pre-programmed with Microchip’s PSG kit protocol
  • Supports mikroBUS for easy connection to MikroElectronika add-on boards
  • Dual port USB Hub: connects MCU and nEDBG On-board Debugger to host PC
  • Compatible with Microchip Development Platforms - MPLABX and Atmel Studio 7

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