The Arm® SecurCore® SC000 processor is designed specifically for the highest-volume smartcard and embedded security applications. The SC000 combines the low power and low area from the Cortex-M0 processor with the proven security features of Arm SecurCore processors. The SC000 is currently the most widely licensed 32-bit processor for smartcards worldwide. The programmers’ model is the same as the Cortex-M0. Therefore, the Cortex-M0 documentation listed below can be used for software development. However, explanation of anti-tampering features requires a SecurCore NDA.
- Low power, low area.
- Upward compatible with SC300 processor for straightforward software reuse.
- Fast time to market. Based on the same architecture as Cortex-M0, software development is straightforward.
- Ecosystem. Developers also benefit from the Arm partnership extensive ecosystem of embedded tools, software, and knowledgebase.
- Smart cards
- Electronic ticketing
- Advanced payment systems
Block Diagram of the SecurCore_SC000 IP Core